April is Autism Awareness Month, and while it is a very common condition — one in 59 kids in the U.S. is on the spectrum — it is still remarkably misunderstood. Even those who know the basics of autism generally don’t grasp the nuances of the condition until they know someone who is affected, and even then, the range of experiences varies drastically.
It’s Spring Break time, and young adults everywhere are ready to shake off the winter blues with a memorable adventure. What is often a rite of passage for older kids is also a source of despair for parents. As parents load bank accounts with emergency funds and phones with emergency numbers, don’t forget to talk about the seemingly common sense – but not always so obvious – reasons that teens should seek medical help on the road.