My son has a comorbid diagnosis of both ADHD and high functioning autism. I spent multiple months deliberating over whether or not to medicate my son and ultimately ended up going the medication route, so I was intrigued to see what other options may be out there in addition to the prescription that he currently […]

The CyberLibrarian

My second year of teaching was a disaster. I was pregnant, but more importantly, I had a combination room of fourth and fifth graders. Among the 30 children in my class was a boy whose parents had just been arrested for murder, four students whose parents were being divorced, and one boy who would not […]

The Corner on Character

I’ve always had a heart for children with Autism and this comprehensive newcomer, written by Dr. Janet Lintala, the mom of a child with autism, kept me engaged through each and every page in each and every chapter. As far as I could tell, there isn’t a pebble that Dr. Lintala left unturned as she […]


As the father of a son on the Autism spectrum, I keep my eyes and ears open for what is going on in the medical world as it relates to ASD. Since becoming a contributor here at GeekDad, I’ve had an opportunity to voice some of my experiences and take a look at some helpful […]

Library Journal

Biel—writer, filmmaker, and founder of Microcosm Publishing among other ventures—has written a detailed account of his life growing up with undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome. A creative thinker, the author achieved success at a very young age as a publisher of zines, but he has also been plagued with health and interpersonal problems. His accounts of his […]

Embracing the spectrum

I want to start by saying that I do not believe there’s a “cure” for autism. Without variability in this world, we would certainly have boring lives, and autistic children are just as valuable and beautiful as any other children. As a parent, I want the best for my children, though, and that means I […]