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Autism and the Magic Within
How can finding the 'magic' within a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder help with career planning? There are aspects of autism that may help identify potential careers. A 'hyperfocus' in computer games may lead to a career in software design, for example.
Autism Awareness and Acceptance
Autism awareness and acceptance are part of our April vocabulary. This month is dedicated to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), yet the meaning of awareness and acceptance is as diverse as the autism spectrum itself.
Book Review - All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome is written by Kathy Hoopmann. This book review includes a summary of photos and topics covered in the book and my recommendation.
Book Review - Making Sense of Sex
Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger’s Syndrome is written by Sarah Attwood and illustrated by Jonathon Powell. This book review includes a summary of topics covered in the book and my critique and recommendation.
Dietary Challenges for Children with Autism
Diet and feeding issues are a huge challenge for many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Whether the issue is medical, developmental, or sensory, there are many resources available for helping parents identify and manage dietary challenges.
Easing Into a New School Year
Easing into a new school year can be a difficult process for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here are some tips to help parents collaborate with schools to help meet the needs of the students and encourage a cooperative relationship.
Educating Our Child With Asperger's
Every child's educational needs are different. After years of frustration, our family finally found the best educational fit for our child with Asperger's Syndrome. In Part 1 of my article, I discuss the first few years of preschool and elementary school.
Education and Our Child With Asperger's
Every child's educational needs are different. After years of frustration, our family finally found the best educational fit for our child with Asperger's Syndrome. In Part 2 of my article, I discuss our decision to seek alternative education for our son, and how we finally found success.
Executive Function and Teenage Will
The battle between executive functioning and the teenage will has begun. Understanding the need for increased independence, while struggling with the knowledge that executive functioning deficits do not necessarily align with that need are a personal challenge.
Executive Functioning and Autism
Children on the autism spectrum often struggle with executive functioning. Parents play a valuable role in identifying and helping children manage and improve weak executive functioning skills. Steps can be taken at home and school to improve the skills necessary to manage tasks and projects.
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