Learning to Cope

Many have criticized the education system for failing to teach basic life skills to students.  It is true that today, high school graduates have a tough time with basic tasks like cooking a simple meal, writing a check, or balancing their checkbooks. It is far worse for those on the autism spectrum.

By |2019-06-16T14:31:17-04:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: Autism News, Education|0 Comments

Include Everyone at Holidays

Family-focused holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, New Year's Day and Kwanzaa can be particularly important events in the life of those with autism.

Autism History Month

Most likely, you didn't know November is Autism History Month. That's okay, as few people do. It is important for all of us to understand the history that affects those on the autism spectrum as well as their family, friends and employers. 1910 — The term “autismus” (or “autism”) is coined by Swiss psychologist Eugen [...]

By |2018-11-11T17:00:34-05:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Autism News, Education|0 Comments

Different Thinking

When you conceptualize autism in your mind, you think about behavioral issues, cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, physical limitations, emotional outbursts, and other stereotypical things, but mostly, you imagine problems.

Behavioral Matters

Many parents observe their child engaged in repetitive, unusual, or frightening behaviors. They endeavor, at all costs, to stop such things as hand-flapping, shaking, bending at the waist, head smacking, and repetitive speech.

Concussion and Autism: A Dangerous Mix

Years ago, boxers were thought to become "punch drunk" from too many blows to the head. Their condition became known in boxing and medical circles as dementia pugilistica. Today we know it as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease afflicting those who suffer multiple concussions.

By |2018-08-16T13:31:40-04:00April 15th, 2017|Categories: Care, Education|0 Comments


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