In partnership with The Autism Society, AMC hosts Sensory Friendly Films to families affected by autism on a monthly basis to select communities.
The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound . . . → Read More: The Muppets is AMC’s Sensory Friendly Film for December
October is just around the corner. The stores are already displaying Halloween decorations. Soon, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations will be out. Have you thought about how you can prepare your autistic child for the holidays? For many parents of an autistic child, autism plus holidays equals nightmare.
I’m lucky. The holidays are a favorite . . . → Read More: Preparing Your Autistic Child For The Holidays
Aside from delays in speech, one of the first things that many parents notice in children who develop autism is the fact that they avoid studying social images in favor of examining geometric patterns. And a study done by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine has proven that in fact, . . . → Read More: Visual Eye Pattern Preferences and their Role in Autism
Dogs For Autism needs your help. Pepsi is will award a $50,000 grant to the top 10 project ideas in the country. DFA provides service dogs to autistic children for free. They have a waiting list of over 200 families in need of a service dog.
You can help by voting . . . → Read More: Vote For Dogs For Autism
I received the Moon Dough Barnyard to review and keep. The Moon Dough is recommended for ages 2-4. My daughter is 7, and she loves it. It’s soft, holds together well, and never dries out. It is also wheat-free. The Moon Dough play sets available are: Barnyard, Pizza Shop, Mmagic Molding Doghouse and Burger . . . → Read More: Moon Dough Barnyard Review
Tomorrow is my daughter’s first day back to school. Officially, I am still home schooling my son. I need to talk to my husband about Rethink Autism. If we can afford it, I will keep my boy home this year, too. I think that the curriculum that can be set up for him with . . . → Read More: Starting Back To School
As you already know well, autism is a neural developmental disorder which impedes a young child diagnosed with the disorder to experience an impaired sense of socially interactive and communication skills. This disorder changes how information is processed in the brain and how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize that information. Thus, . . . → Read More: Autistic Children Process Sound and Vision Differently Than Others
The Cardiff University, in UK, will be conducting research into sensory issues of autistic individuals. This will be a two year study, and sounds promising. “Dr McGonigle, who leads the two-year study, said: “It’s common for work on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to focus on the communicative or social aspects of the disorder. “However, . . . → Read More: Research On Sensory Issues With Autistic Individuals