• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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Navigating the Holidays with Autism: Part V: Beyond Gift Shopping—Groceries

Family is coming over…expectations are high. This time of year places a tremendous amount of stress on everyone, and people with autism are no different. But beyond the stress of gift giving, and interacting with family that may or may not know or understand an autistic person’s struggles, is the …

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Navigating the Holidays with Autism: Part IV: Holiday Shopping Tips

You are navigating stores, people are pushing, looking for sales items, full parking lots, with a screaming ASD child in tow. Does this sound like your typical holiday shopping experience? If so, here are a few tips that may help you get through those crazy crowds and keep a small …

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DSM-V: New Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

In 1975, 1 in 5,000 children were diagnosed with autism. By 2013, that number has risen to 1 in 55 children identified and diagnosed with autism spectrum. Some believe that these staggering numbers represent a rise in children born with autism, while others believe better research and understanding of this …

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Why Is It Difficult for Those with Autism to Complete Tasks or Meet Goals?

It is often difficult to for those with autism spectrum disorders to work towards goals. This difficulty can be explained by the inability to sustain problem solving capabilities—part of the job of our executive functioning system. In those with autism this system can be inhibited. Executive Dysfunction or a deficit …

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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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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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5 Tips for Visiting Amusement Parks with your Autistic Child

Children with autism spectrum disorders can enjoy amusement parks with their families with just a little extra preparation. If you are intending to take your family to enjoy these parks and have an autistic child in tow, the following tips are for you. Ensuring your ASD child, a child with …

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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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    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

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