• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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Does Autism Run in Families;A Genetic Link

Autism is a neurobiological disorder in which the brain develops different than those of children and adults without autism. Autistic individuals have brains that are wired “differently.” These differences are clearly seen to run in families. A Study of Siblings of Autistic Children According to a study of the siblings …

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Guest Post: Autism Mom and Author of Sparrow Migrations—Cari Noga

    You may remember that last month I had trouble putting down, Sparrow Migrations. (Read my review.) I was thrilled with the story, and am happy to have Cari Noga, author, and autism mom visit with us today. Feel free to ask her questions or leave comments in the …

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Book Review: Sparrow Migrations NOT Just the Story of One Autistic Boy

  Last month I “met” (online) Cari Noga, author of Sparrow Migrations, while she was running a special promotion for Autism Awareness Month. Cari listed her book for $1.68 on Kindle for the whole month of April to reflect the new CDC statistic release that 1 in 68 children are …

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What IEP Accommodations Should I Ask for my Asperger’s Child?

Do you have an IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting scheduled in order for your child to receive individualized help or accommodations in school but have no idea what to ask for, or what can be done to help them? Every child with or without autism has unique strengths and challenges; …

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The Psychology of Color and Autistic Children; Part V: Changing the Color Environment

Is your autistic child restless at bedtime in their room? Does he/she get easily distracted when doing homework? Are they more hyper-active, or lethargic in certain places? Do they avoid a particular room in the house like a colorfully decorated powder room? Alternating the color-schemes in places where your child …

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The Effects of Color on Autistic Children; Part IV: Ambiguous Colors

In parts one through three of this series, we explored the effects colors can have on our emotions and behaviors. We’ve learned that reds, yellows, and greys can all be potentially problematic for autistic children, and that blue, green, orange, and pink tones can provide emotional and psychological benefits. However, …

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The Effects of Color on Autistic Children; Part III: Beneficial Colors

What colors are the best ones for autistic children? First and foremost children with autism are individuals, as are color preferences and emotional experiences. There are, however, a few colors that tend to be better suited for autistic children (and likely everyone else). School health services that offer additional support …

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The Effects of Color on Autistic Children; Part II: Problematic Colors

Colors can be calming, soothing, and conducive to learning, or they can be agitating, confusing, and painful to an autistic child. By examining the Psychology of Color (Chromology), Feng Shui (ancient Chinese art and science), and Chroma Therapy, or Color Therapy (a form of holistic medicine), we can see that …

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The Effects of Color on Autistic Children; Part I: Does Color Matter?

Interior decorators and psychologists have long understood that colors can have a dramatic effect on mood and behavior, a concept known as Color Psychology. Decorators use color to create excitement, peace, creativity, and calm. Autistic children and adults tend to have heightened senses, and the way they see or perceive …

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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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