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Autism Education

An Insider's Look into Autism: Alongside Her Autistic Students, Behavioral Coordinator Kim Ceccarelli Is Also Learning

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

By necessity, caring adults need to become detectives, analyzing what is taking place before the behavior (whether crying, screaming, biting, kicking, or running from the classroom) and how the environment either reinforces the behavior or helps to change it.

Time for Autism Speaks to Zip It?

Michele Somerville | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Somerville

My son Jack, a young man with Asperger's, a "disorder" on the autism spectrum, was about 13 when Dr. Wang, a Chinese medicine practitioner he sees for...

Autism and First Words

Marge Blanc | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Marge Blanc

ASD language processors are no different from other gestalt processors except that their timeline is much longer. And because of that, their sources of language input include much more media than natural language of a household.

Autism's 1 in 88 Can't Wait: Romney, Obama Campaigns Address Disabilities

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Liane Kupferberg Carter

It's up to our whole community to remind our politicians that our voices count. We need programs, not just promises. We need to know how our politicians intend to make a difference for the autism community.

The Silver Trumpet Of Freedom

Ralph James Savarese | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ralph James Savarese

My son, DJ, recently used this passage by Frederick Douglas as an epigraph for his college admission essay on his predicament as a nonspeaking person with autism.

Comedy Central Plans Star-Studded Autism Benefit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK — Once again, Comedy Central has gone too far and lined up too many stars. Stephen Colbert, Larry David, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Sar...

Autism and Education in France

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Seventeen years earlier, I had left France because in those days, children with autism did not have the right to an education, and my son, Jeremy, was severely impacted by autism.