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  • Parents can't stop raving about this toy vacuum that kids love — and it actually works

    The Casdon Dyson Ball vacuum not only looks exactly like a “grownup” vacuum, it also operates essentially the same way. The real suction is effective enough to have parents dishing out their dollars for an extra pair of hands helping out around the house.

  • This student with autism gave the most inspiring graduation speech

    Graduating high school senior Sef Scott, who has autism and a social communication disorder, isn't normally verbal.

  • A Love Letter to My Neurotypical Husband, From Your Autistic Wife

    Related: When I Overheard a Conversation Between My Son With Autism and His Brother When we received my autism diagnosis and I was surprised (but also not at all) and afraid it would change things between us, you smiled and said, “We always knew your mind was something special, sweetheart,” and I relaxed because I knew you meant it in the best possible way. When I clung to your hand on that busy sidewalk and stopped abruptly, anxious, you said, “I’ve got you, sweetheart,” and you moved me gently around to the other side, away from the street, keeping me close, like it was second nature to you and I was an extension of your body. When I was angry at myself because I struggle to understand how to be romantic, affectionate and nurturing — the way other women seem to be — you said, “We don’t have to love each other in the same way, sweetheart.” I cried, overwhelmed by the sweet ache in my chest, and unable to find the words to tell you that the way you love me is exactly right and more than I ever dared dream of.