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Kids with autism—like my son Liam, a non-speaking 7-year-old on the spectrum—benefit when their parents engage in dialogue with autistic adults.

But, too often, parents and autistic adults end up at odds with each other.

His troubles with the formal classroom setting, as well as his affection for his mother are well documented.

France is now one of the leading countries fighting climate change and they have one of the lowest obesity rates in the world.And yet they have the least amount of Vegetarian Restaurants in All of Western Europe. LW: One issue is that we seem to forget that we all have the same goal—happy kids who grow up to be fulfilled adults—but we approach the way to get there differently.Autistic adults feel like the typical parent just can't understand what it's like to grow up on the spectrum, and the parents feel like these strangers can't possibly know the child like the parent does.Mother and son, Danette Bonfield Bonillo, 52, and Mitchell Piantanida, 21, will be graduating on the same day, May 6, from Concordia University in Irvine.

Bonillo will be getting a doctorate in education and Piantanida a bachelors in music.

Richard Lewis back with his spiciest meme Yet: An hour long video, by the title of "Don't Like Someone's Twitter?

THEN UNFOLLOW," in which he complains about reddit users being mean to him and his friends.

(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) As college students stroll the campus at Concordia University Irvine, a mother and son chat under a shade tree like it’s no big deal.

But if you believe in lifelong learning, it’s a very big deal.

Adults with ASD and the parents of children on the spectrum may not always see eye to eye, but they both can benefit greatly from open conversation.