My son has resisted learning how to communicate for years. It’s been one step forward, two steps back. It’s great to see him now using his communication device voluntarily. Unfortunately, he only uses it when he is in the mood to. That is why I so happy that he is learning how . . . → Read More: 14 Year Old Autism Child Learns Sign Language
Happy Birthday to my son. He turned 14 yesterday. Last weekend, we went to the Fort Fisher Aquarium to celebrate his birthday. We do it every year. It’s a tradition. I’m beginning to believe that the tradition has run it’s course. He didn’t seem to enjoy it as much as he used . . . → Read More: Birthday at the Fort Fisher Aquarium and Autism Child Assessment
There are a lot of learning toys for teaching autistic children. There are companies that sell products specifically designed for special needs children. I’ve listed below just a few toys for teaching autistic children that are designed for a specific developmental area. They are each linked to a different company. You can visit each . . . → Read More: Learning Toys and Teaching Autistic Children Different Skills
Communicating basic needs is important for children diagnosed with autism. It can also be one of the hardest things for them to do. One thing that can help is using an app for communicating basic needs. Here is one of them.
Special Learning, Inc. Launches Communicating Basic Needs App for Android Platforms Samsung Galaxy . . . → Read More: Communicating Basic Needs App for Android and More
Use of tablet computers has become increasingly more popular for special education teachers and speech therapists as a powerful special education technology tool for children with special needs, including autistic children and those who have trouble speaking.
Paperclip Robot created BubCaps to answer the demand from educators, therapists, and parents who were having problems . . . → Read More: Special Education Technology
On May 1st, “I Want to Say” a 25-minute documentary will premiere. It tells the story of Hacking Autism, a newly adopted Autism Speaks initiative devoted to using technology to give those with autism a voice.
The trailer for the documentary highlights the growing prevalence of autism, parents’ emotional struggle to communicate with their . . . → Read More: Trailer of “I Want to Say”–Delivering a Story of Hope Through Hacking Autism
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