Personal stories about Autism Spectrum Disorders


Pervasive Developmental Disorders (some of which are Autism Spectrum Disorders) can have far ranging effects on a child's life, and also those of parents, teachers, friends and the wider community. Personal stories of experiences with Autism, Asperger's syndrome and PDD-NOS can not only help with practical information and tips for coping, but be a source of inspiration.

Stories by adults with Autism & Aspergers syndrome

Adults also face many issues when living on the autism spectrum. You can also click here to read personal stories from adults living with Autism, Asperger's syndrome or PDD-NOS.

Please email if you would like to submit a personal story. It could be a story of life as an adult with Aspergers, or experiences of a parent in establishing better communication with their child who is on the autism spectrum. Help others with your hard-won experience.

parents & family stories about Autism & Aspergers syndrome

I am a warrior, I am a mother
My son- coming to terms with a child being diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome
The bond that can't be broken - a sibling reflects on growing up with her brother
Let me tell you about my Autism
What I have learned about Autism Spectrum Disorder
Denial to acceptance - reflections on the Autism journey
My brother has Asperger's - a sibling's story
Holland Schmolland - changes in life that Autism brings
A way to think about Autism
Interview with author Josie Santomauro
Sam's story - from birth to nine years old with Aspergers
Teenage alert: planning for the next phase

STories about diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The shock of an Aspergers syndrome diagnosis
Getting a diagnosis - a therapist's view
A parent's take on the DSM-IV and diagnosis of Autism

STories about interventions

A parent's perspective on behavior programs
Start therapy by age three!
A parent's experience with using behavior modification
Using RDI (Relationship Development Intervention)
Miracles do happen - excerpts from an RDI diary
Toilet training for Steven
'Normal' shouldn't be the only realm
Helping a child with Aspergers to learn empathy

STories about behavior management

Managing attention-seeking behavior
Using tactical ignoring for inappropriate behaviors

musings, reflections & advice on autism

A world of our own - ups and downs of life with Autism
Grandparents' reaction to Asperger's syndrome
A therapist's tips on ignoring inappropriate behaviors
The other angels - siblings of children with Autism
Creative funding ideas to pay for Autism interventions
Hope and positive thinking



Personal stories about Asperger's syndrome and Autism by parents and those with Autism, Asperger's or PDD-NOS.
Personal stories about Asperger's syndrome and Autism by parents and those with Autism, Asperger's or PDD-NOS.