• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”

Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Jeannie is an award-winning author, the Answers.com Autism Category Expert , contributes to Autism Parenting Magazine, and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. She lives in New York with her husband and four sons, three of which are on the autism spectrum.

Does My Child have Autism; What is Autism?

Autism was first identified by two Australian psychiatrists in the 1940’s. Dr. Leo Kanner studied children who would later be identified as autistic, or to have “classic Autism”, and Dr. Hans Asperger studied children who have what is now known as Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a high-functioning form of Autism. …

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Sleep Disturbances in Autistic Children

All parents experience occasional difficulties getting their children to sleep, and keeping them asleep. Parents of autistic children, however, experience this more often. Sleep disturbances are common place among autistic children, and adults alike. Why is it Important for Autistic Children to Get Adequate Amounts of Sleep? Our bodies need …

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Celebrities With Asperger’s Syndrome

Many parents are dismayed when they receive the news—their child has an autism spectrum disorder. Take heart, many famous and successful people have navigated the world despite, or maybe successful because of their Autism. In recent years some noted celebrities have shared their own autism diagnoses with the public. Tim …

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Answers Article: Does Autism Get Worse With Age?

Some research shows that as children with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome grow their autism gets better, not worse with age. It appears to reflect that autistic traits or “symptoms” improve as they grow, and their autism gets better. But—is this really the case? Social Difficulties May Appear Improved with Age …

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Idioms and Autism Spectrum Disorders / Asperger’s Syndrome

Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) such as Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), continually struggle over what they perceive as utterly pointless turns of phrase. Idioms are a minefield for these very literally-minded learners. Often children with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) respond to idiomatic expressions in a way that is perceived as “sassy”; …

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4 Autism and Asperger’s Blogs for Woman

Historically, boys are more readily identified when displaying autistic traits, referred for evaluation, and subsequently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders than girls. Girls have been under recognized leaving many to go undiagnosed until well into adulthood. The following five blogs are a great source of information for anyone wanting to …

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Asperger’s Syndrome in Adults: 4 Self-Diagnosing Tests

Many adults have been searching for answers their entire lives; answers to explain their differences, to explain what is “wrong” with them. Sometimes this search leads them to look at Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as, other Autism Spectrum Disorders. It can be extremely difficult for an adult with a suspicion …

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Autism in School: How Do Sensory Issues Affect the Classroom?

Autistic children may face many challenges learning in a classroom full of peers. Beyond problems that arise due to deficits in Executive Functioning (disorganization, forgetfulness, punctuality, etc.), weak central coherence (hyper-focusing on details), and Theory of Mind (difficulty understand other’s intentions), children with autism often have unique sensory needs. The …

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Facebook Pages by Adults with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome

When you do a quick search online for mothers with autism, or parents with autism you immediately find plenty of information and resources for parents with autistic children. It can be difficult to locate information from adults who have autism spectrum disorders who are raising children with or without autism, …

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People with Asperger’s Syndrome May Experience Depression Differently

Many people believe that people who suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a higher functioning form of autism, cannot feel and do not experience a full range of emotional stimuli. Nothing is further from the truth. People with Asperger’s Syndrome tend to feel things just like anyone else. They may …

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