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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Why It's Important To Meet Kids On Their Own Terms

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.comOne in five million children is born a prodigy, meaning she or he will reach a professional level of expert...

To the Classmates Who Sign Up to Sit With My Son at Lunch

The Mighty | Posted 09.13.2016 | Parents
The Mighty

By Lisa Smith My son Tate has autism. He’s 13 and in the seventh grade. Tate performs at a grade level far below his peers, academically and sociall...

Practicing Medicine In Autism's Diagnostic Gray Zone

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Lisa Shulman, M.D. When I was much younger and trying to decide what to do with my life, I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. That changed the day m...

To the Person Who Doesn't Get Why My Son Won't Eat the Food You Made

The Mighty | Posted 08.02.2016 | Parents
The Mighty

Written by Kathy Hooven To the Person Who Doesn’t Take My Son’s Sensory Issues Seriously, Yeah, he’s a picky eater. Yeah, his diet isn’t gre...

Autistic Lives Matter: The Inexcusable Erasure Of Arnaldo Rios

Haley Moss | Posted 07.27.2016 | Miami
Haley Moss

The police said they wanted to protect Charles Kinsey from the Autistic man. They meant to "shoot the autistic guy." I wonder what "the Autistic man" is feeling and thinking.

Stranger In A Strange Land: My Life With Asperger's

Quora | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul

How did you know you had Asperger's? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people w...

People With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Deserve More Access To Massachusetts Health Care Services

Nicholas Covino | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Covino

By Nicholas Covino, President of William James College and Kelly Casey, Executive Director of the Dr. Leon O. Brenner Center for Psychological Assessm...

Autism and the Black Community

Ronda Lee | Posted 05.24.2016 | Black Voices
Ronda Lee

For many years, the black community has shunned talks about developmental disabilities and mental illness. When it came to the development disabled, the term "slow" or "little yellow school bus" has frequently been used.

How Do You Design a Home for Someone With Autism?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Sherry Ahrentzen, University of Florida and Kim Steele, University of California, Los Angeles What if every time the bathroom fan buzzed, you became ...

The Unique Challenges for Teenagers on the Autism Spectrum

Lauren Rabin | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Lauren Rabin

When children become adolescents, they pose new challenges for parents and providers. Providers must develop unique tools for difficult - and sometime...

The Amazing School That's Putting The Needs Of Students With Autism First

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents

LearningSpring School is giving kids with autism an alternative to the average classroom curriculum. The institution was born from the LearningSpring...

Technology Can Enable a New World for People with Autism

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 05.04.2016 | Technology
Robert J. Szczerba

If investors would simply refocus a fraction of their investment dollars to technology development and implementation related to individuals with autism, the impact would be monumental. It could quite literally create a new world of education and employment for the autistic community.

How One School Took the Time to Help my Autistic Son

Natasha Daniels | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Natasha Daniels

How many children on the autism spectrum struggle in school? How many kids are left behind and fall through the cracks all the while being targeted by...

SFARI Launches Landmark Autism Research Project

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative has just launched SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge), a groundbreaking online project to accelerate research and advance understanding of the genetic underpinnings of autism.

Because of You, I Almost Lost Everything

Carrie Cariello | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Carrie Cariello

I almost lost my marriage because of you. It was the year my son named Jack was born, and you were born right along with him.

New Understanding and Hope for Children on the Autism Spectrum: Part 2

Anat Baniel | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

Three More Things You Can Do to Help Your Child With ASD In the previous article, Part 1, we discussed the importance of shifting from "fixing" to "c...

2... 4... 6... 8 How Do We Appreciate?

Elaine Hall | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Elaine Hall

When the clock strikes Midnight on April 30th what happens to Autism Awareness? Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance April is Autism Awareness M...

Why I'm Glad My Daughter Is Autistic

Kelly Shevlin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Parents
Kelly Shevlin

I'm sharing this with her permission and after careful consideration. She knows that kids will find out and they will tease her but she thinks it's more important that people understand her and are more aware of what autism looks like in girls.

'Do I Have Asperger's or Narcissistic Personality Disorder?'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Either Way You Slice It, It's Not Great writes: My wife and I have been in couples counseling for 6 months and your article "Mr Perfect and hi...

My Autistic Son

Joel Peterson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Joel Peterson

He started flapping his hands, walking on his toes and staring off into somewhere only he could see. Or not. He started rocking and banging his head against walls. Against chairs. Against his fists. And he loved to watch wheels spin, around and around and around and around. There was no end.

Autism Awareness Month: I Get to Light It Up Blue All Year

Laurie Levy | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Laurie Levy

April is Autism Awareness Month. My inbox is filled with "Light it up blue" (#LIUB) emails. Blue light bulbs, shirts, and ribbons are supposed to remind all of us that autism is still a puzzle to figure out, and research is still needed.

Withdrawal of Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival Revives Controversy

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

Robert De Niro opened up an old debate for new scrutiny when he decided to yank Andrew Wakefield's documentary, "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,...

#TalkToMe: My 12 Year-Old Son and I Reflect on His Journey With Autism

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Bonnie Zampino

"What I would want most people to know is that they shouldn't give up. With you, I didn't know what you would be capable of doing. My job as a mom was to prepare you for life -- whatever that was going to look like. And so I kept raising the bar for you, and you kept meeting every expectation."

Beyond Just Blue-Moving Toward Autism Acceptance

Alexis Wineman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Good News
Alexis Wineman

Every April, social media profile photos turn blue and awareness campaigns are in full swing. There is a sense of excitement in seeing the support gro...

How a Service Dog Saved My Life

Stuart Sherman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Stuart Sherman

Today, Swanson is my companion who looks to me for direction and who gets excited when she completes tasks. She infuses my heart with gratitude and her energy is contagious.