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Autism Child Fine Motor Skills Activities by Deni Weber

I would like to thank my guest blogger, Deni Weber, for sharing her ideas on autism fine motor skill activities for children. Deni is a “Christian Psychologist, Teacher, Writer, Artist, Homeschool Mom with Chronic Illnesses, Gluten Free since ’93 and ADD.” She also operates the Pathways for Change website

Developing Fine Motor Skills . . . → Read More: Autism Child Fine Motor Skills Activities by Deni Weber

Autism Child and Trouble Hearing Sounds

Me and Autism Son

I sat in on one of my son’s speech therapy sessions last week. I don’t observe them every week, because I am a distraction for my autism child. My son’s therapist has been working with him on lip reading. My son can hear in his right ear, but a lot of hearing . . . → Read More: Autism Child and Trouble Hearing Sounds

ADHD and Autism Medicine Treatment Requests

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As a parent of an autistic child, I have considered medicine as a treatment for my autistic child. I have discussed it with my son’s doctor, and, we both agreed that it isn’t needed for him. I have talked with other parents about it, and am always upset when I hear stories . . . → Read More: ADHD and Autism Medicine Treatment Requests

Autism Son Using Sign Language

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I’m so proud of my son. He is now using sign language. This will open up a new way of communicating for my nonverbal autism son. He is using the signs for “Thank you” and “help.” This morning, I tried to teach him to sign mom. He needs help with it, but . . . → Read More: Autism Son Using Sign Language

Aspergers Students Broadcast The News

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Students with Asperger’s Syndrome Improve Social Skills Through Broadcast Program

Betty Ann Bowser Reports on PBS NewsHour’s Website

News has an agenda in Broomall, Pa., where students with Asperger’s syndrome ‘go live’ in their own broadcast each year. Their teachers say it’s one of the best ways for students to learn . . . → Read More: Aspergers Students Broadcast The News

Autism Toys For Children from Fun and Function

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My son doesn’t play with toys. At least, not the way other children do. When I buy toys for my son, I don’t shop for them thinking “What would he like to play with?” Instead, I think “What skill can I use this toy to work on with my son?” Fun and Function . . . → Read More: Autism Toys For Children from Fun and Function

Stem Cell Fraud on 60 Minutes: Autism Parents Be Careful

Last night, on 60 minutes, they aired an investigation on stem cell fraud. I though it was worth sharing, especially after the Autism Stem Cell article I did last week. It’s a good reminder of how easy it can be for parents to be taken in. There are a lot of people out there . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Fraud on 60 Minutes: Autism Parents Be Careful

School District Changes Autistic Child’s IEP To No Service Dog

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Mom says school district changes autistic daughter’s IEP, balks at letting service dog come to school | www.WHEC.com. I saw this reported on this morning, and wanted to share. I’ve seen an increase in families having to fight to allow service dogs to accompany their child at school. It’s a new way . . . → Read More: School District Changes Autistic Child’s IEP To No Service Dog

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