• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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

The Baseball Obsessed Pre-Schooler

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… “I don’t have any narrowly focused special interests, no all-consuming obsessions—not during childhood.” I protested my diagnosis, but only for a moment. I knew all the players; I knew their numbers. I knew the line-up; I knew all the stats. …

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Celebrating Autism: Navigating Romance; Samantha Elisofon in Keep the Change

Samantha Elisofon, was featured in a short film titled, Keep the Change, which shows how some people living on the Autistic Spectrum navigate romance. This is a touching short film that runs about 15 minutes.  Enjoy! Read Samantha’s story in The Picture Perfect Family, by Marguerite Elisofon, and comment below to …

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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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Hyperlexia – Do Autistic Children Speak?

Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning that it affects people to varying degrees with a large array of symptoms and traits. Some people with Autism are non-verbal, and cannot communicate verbally; however, even verbal communication affects those with Autism Spectrum Disorders to varying degrees. Some autistic children experience delays in …

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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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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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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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Three Core Deficits of Asperger’s Syndrome / Autism

Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, or Autism have difficulties/deficits/disabilities in three core aspects of brain functioning—three areas that come naturally or subconsciously to others.Often those with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome have difficulty in areas that come naturally to other people. There are three core areas that those on the Autism Spectrum …

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Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Autistic Adults – Part III: Additional Difficulties

In the first two parts of this three part article series describing the symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) as it appears in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders both hyper-reactivity and hypo-reactivity to sensory stimuli was discussed. So prevalent are these symptoms of SPD in those with Autism Spectrum Disorders …

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Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Autistic Adults – Part II: Hypo-Reactivity

In part one of this series hyper-reactivity or over-stimulation of sensory stimuli is described as it appears in many adults with autism. Although hyper-sensitivities are very common in autism, hypo-sensitivities to sensory stimuli can be just as prevalent. Hypo-reactivity exists when the sensory system is under-stimulated by external stimuli, and …

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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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