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What Is Transition Planning for the Teen with Autism?

What Is Transition Planning for the Teen with Autism?

What is transition planning for the teen with autism? It's the process that allows your child with autism to move smoothly from school to the "real world." And it's mandated by law.......[Read More]
Book Review: More Than Words by Fern Sussman

Book Review: More Than Words by Fern Sussman

More Than Words by Fern Sussman is a an absolutely top-notch tool for parents interested in helping their children with autism to communicate. It's produced by the Hanen Early Language Program which is based on Toronto, Canada.......[Read More]
The Truth About Asperger's Syndrome

The Truth About Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger's syndrome is a neurological condition resultant of a wide range of behaviors. Motor development, speech and thought patterns could all be affected with this condition. The odd behaviors and speech patterns often isolate persons with Asperger's from society. ......[Read More]
Autism Management Tips

Autism Management Tips

For a child with Autism, they often have difficulty with understanding the "meaning" behind the rules, concrete rather than abstract. They tend to focus on the whole picture rather than the details and they are great at tuning out distractions.......[Read More]
Music As A Positive Avenue Towards Autism Therapy

Music As A Positive Avenue Towards Autism Therapy

Autism is a complex developmental disorder that is characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can cause intellectual disabilities, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical heal......[Read More]
How To Determine The Symptoms Of Autism

How To Determine The Symptoms Of Autism

When it comes to the signs and symptoms of autism, there are actually a number of things that you have to keep in mind. But before you get into more detail about these signs and symptoms, you need to know that just because you notice one particular symptom in your kid does not necessarily mean he or......[Read More]
Asperger Syndrome in Adults - How to Understand and Deal With Them

Asperger Syndrome in Adults - How to Understand and Deal With Them

Asperger syndrome in adults may be hard for the sufferers and can be a challenge for the people around them as well. Although there is no total cure for this disorder, you can help them cope up with this developmental disorder and live at least a normal life.......[Read More]
Autistic Children - (I Think My Child May Be Autistic - What Do I Do? )

Autistic Children - (I Think My Child May Be Autistic - What Do I Do? )

Identifying that there is a definite problem with your child and discovering that the problem is autism may be the single most distressing ordeal in your adult life. Unfortunately, dealing with this issue head on is a time-sensitive matter. ......[Read More]
Depression in Mothers of Children with Autism - What's Your Take?

Depression in Mothers of Children with Autism - What's Your Take?

A recent study conducted at the University of North Carolina suggests that "Mothers of children with autism may be prone to depression if they feel responsible......[Read More]
What is the Cause of Autism? Environmental Factors? Why More Children Are Born With Autism!

What is the Cause of Autism? Environmental Factors? Why More Children Are Born With Autism!

The other day my doctor told me that there is a sudden increase in children born with Autism and that is scary. What is the reason?......[Read More]
Children With Asperger's Syndrome - Tips on How to Deal With Them

Children With Asperger's Syndrome - Tips on How to Deal With Them

Children with Asperger's syndrome can be difficult to manage because they may develop the basic skills late. These children may also have some difficulties in communicating and interacting with others and they may have limited interests and can seem to be obsessive as well.......[Read More]
The Physical Environment is SO Important to Your Autistic Child's Recovery

The Physical Environment is SO Important to Your Autistic Child's Recovery

You see, the layout of your child's learning environment can help or hinder how your child will develop. You may not know that even how the layout of the furniture is placed can have significant effects of your child.......[Read More]
The Shocking Truth Behind What Causes Of Autism

The Shocking Truth Behind What Causes Of Autism

Autism is a disorder that caused extreme behavior changes in an individual, causing him to exhibit abnormal mannerisms, changing his whole personality and inhibiting his social life. While the symptoms are many and cover a huge range, what at are the actual causes of autism?......[Read More]
Comprehension Or Behavior Challenges?

Comprehension Or Behavior Challenges?

This is a key question when it comes to teaching students with autism. A teacher needs to understand why a student is having difficulties so that they can adjust their teaching methodology.......[Read More]
Showing Love to Your Autistic Child - Understanding the Ins and Outs of Autism

Showing Love to Your Autistic Child - Understanding the Ins and Outs of Autism

With all the challenges a parent will be facing and I say "will be" not "maybe", it is in your ability to make the right choices.What works one day may not work the next and what may work with one parent or care giver may not work with another.Within the chaos of all that life br......[Read More]
Celiac Disease, Autism & Developmental Disorders - Is There a Link?

Celiac Disease, Autism & Developmental Disorders - Is There a Link?

Like 'Chinese whispers', for several years there has been the belief that putting autistic children on a gluten free diet will in time reduce the symptoms of their autism. Many mothers in forum groups still stand by this assertion. The latest tests indicate that there is no specific link b......[Read More]
Asperger's Syndrome and Color Therapy: The Power of Orange

Asperger's Syndrome and Color Therapy: The Power of Orange

After packing three bright orange shirts in the luggage of my ten year old son so that his grandparents could locate him easily during a trip, I accidentally discovered what psychologists and color advocates have known for years. The color orange is a terrific color for children with Asperger's......[Read More]
Asberger Symptoms - What Are the Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome

Asberger Symptoms - What Are the Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome

Asbergers syndrome is a member of the Autism Spectrum Disorder family and the symptoms can vary quite a bit from person to person in both severity as well as which symptoms are present. Those people with mild Aspergers symptoms can be quite difficult to diagnose because although they know or their f......[Read More]
Autism and Education - Highly Effective Procedures For Treating and Educating Autistic Patients

Autism and Education - Highly Effective Procedures For Treating and Educating Autistic Patients

The first autism treatment procedure known to most medical practitioners is the Ivar Lovaas behavioral modification system. Lovaas was an American psychologist who broke new grounds with this treatment technique that used immediate rewards to compensate an autistic child, and instant punishments to ......[Read More]
Secrets to Potty Training Your Child With Autism

Secrets to Potty Training Your Child With Autism

There are many things about parenting that are enjoyable, such as holding your infant in your arms for the first time or seeing your child take her first step. On the other hand there are some events attached to parenting that we just don't look forward to as much and for many parents toilet tr......[Read More]