(Press Release)Biddeford, ME, Sept. 28, 2015 — To significant international acclaim, Maine businessman Derek Volk has released his poignant memoir Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum. Co-written with his twenty-four-year-old son Dylan, who has Asperger’s syndrome, the book highlights the Volk family’s significant challenges and heartfelt . . . → Read More: Father Pens Moving Account of Raising a Son with Asperger’s Syndrome
You see it all of the time. Another child is rude to your autistic child. What if the other child is an Aspergers teenager? Yesterday, my son was at therapy with his CAP worker, and had an encounter with a teenage boy that was there for speech therapy. My son’s CAP worker . . . → Read More: Aspergers Teenager Rude To My Son
There are a lot of Autism Blogs written by moms. The Autism blog that I want to introduce to you is written by a man with Aspergers. It’s called Life with Aspergers and is written by Gavin. Gavin was diagnosed with Aspergers as an adult. He also has a son that has high functioning . . . → Read More: Autism Blog Spotlight Life with Aspergers
11-year-old Max from NBC’s Parenthood asks his Dad, “Well, what is Aspergers Syndrome?” His dad struggles to explain, but when Max hears him use words like disability and aspergers syndrome, it leaves Max feeling confused and alone.
Getting an Aspergers Diagnosis
When a child is diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome (AS), an autism spectrum . . . → Read More: Aspergers Syndrome Awareness Found on TV
There is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding when it comes to autism, and the recent crop of books from Skyhorse Publishing aims to educate and assist both those affected by autism and those seeking more information on the subject. From a children’s book to a cookbook to a memoir, this line up . . . → Read More: Great Books for Autism Awareness Month
Two new weighted therapy belts are shown to promote self-calming, balance, and increased body awareness by enhancing proprioceptive feedback. The therapeutic weighted belt is effective for infants, children, teens and adults with special sensory needs.
The Sensory belt is a weighted therapy belt designed for children, teens, and adults weighing more than 75 pounds. . . . → Read More: Therapeutic Weighted Belts Improve Body Awareness, Self-Control & Relaxation in Autistic and ADHD Children and Adults
Autism covers a broad spectrum, which affects 1 in every 91 children born. Nearly every twenty minutes a child is diagnosed with ASD. While every family will react to the challenges of autism differently, at some point all parents will ask themselves what will become of their child when they grow up? “How will . . . → Read More: The Art of Autism Highlights Breathtaking Creativity & Shifting Perceptions
Many parents with children that have Asperger’s know that there are going to be problems that arise having their children in a mainstream school. But are those problems a product of the child or of the system? Schooling so often these days is like a cookie cutter factory. Those that fall above or below . . . → Read More: Educating Children with Asperger’s Disorder