• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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Navigating the Holidays with Autism: Part I: Thanksgiving with Picky Eaters

Why are autistic children picky eaters? Many autistic children are picky eaters. The reasons are multi-faceted but the first thing to consider is sensory issues. Children with autism may be overly sensitive to tastes, smells, and textures—all of which will affect what they will or will not eat. If smells …

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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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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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Best Autism Blogs from Dad’s Perspectives

There are many resources for learning more about Autism that can be found online. One of the most useful resources are blogs, where you get a fresh perspective from every-day life and people who live with and raise children with Autism. This list of blogs is unique because they are …

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Practical Help for Adults with Asperger’s

Unfortunately there are very little resources available for adults living with autism spectrum disorders. Adults effected by autism or Asperger’s Syndrome tend to go undiagnosed because they have learned to “blend in” with the world around them. Blending, however, does not negate the fact that these adults experience severe and …

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6 Misconceptions Educators Have About Children with High-Functioning Autism and How You Can Respond

Dealing with the public school system and educators can be challenging. Knowing how to advocate for your child with high-functioning autism can be difficult at best especially because much of the child’s disabilities may be “hidden”. These hidden disabilities, the ones that are not readily seen by adults can be …

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10 Things Your Autistic Child Wants You To Know

Many autistic children remain misunderstood both by the world around them and even by their parents, teachers, and caregivers. Accurately expressing their thoughts and feelings is an inherent problem for those with autism spectrum disorders; therefore, it can be difficult to understand their behaviors. I am not having a tantrum …

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Online Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Many autistic children find it difficult to navigate the mainstream classrooms in public schools. They can be distracted easily by all the sensory stimuli that the school environment provides. A child with autism may not be able to listen to fast speech, take notes, and absorb information in the timeframe …

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Do More Boys Have Autism Than Girls?

Why Are Boys Diagnosed with Autism More Often Than Girls? It was first thought that more boys developed autism than girls because of a “flaw” in the male genes, something (unidentified) that makes the male more susceptible to autism spectrum disorders. Research has shown that it is more likely that …

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Autism Books Written by Autistic Women

Books about Autism written by men abound, but it is more difficult to find books written from a female perspective—by someone, a woman, with Autism. Statistics show that Autism affects four times more men than women; four times more boys are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) than girls. However, …

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