For a child with autism, stability in routine and environment is important. For one young autistic child, Abby, her world is in danger of collapsing around her. Here is a brief quote of her story in her mother’s own words:
My name is Benita. I am a single parent of a child with autism, . . . → Read More: 41 Days Left To Save Autism Child’s Home
Raising a nonverbal child has it’s challenges. When that child is really young, and has not learned an alternative form of communication, it can turn into a nightmare for child and parent. I remember a nightmare situation when my son was about three years old. If my son had been able to communicate, this . . . → Read More: A Nonverbal Child Can Lead To Nightmare Situations
My son’s first year was filled with problems. Looking back now, I see them as warning signs for what was to come. Signs that he would one day be diagnosed as autistic. At the time, I was riding an emotional roller coaster.
It’s very important to have the right doctor for you newborn. As . . . → Read More: Heartbreak and Failure Associated With First Year of Autistic Child’s Life
Have you heard about the new test for autism? It is a new brain scan that is being reported as able to diagnose ASD within 15 minutes. The cost is between $157 and $314. It won’t be available to the public for another two years, though. It is currently still in the experimental stage.
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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
20 year old nonverbal, autistic man was left in a van for 5 hours. He was left in the van by caregivers. The investigators estimate that the tempature inside the van would have been about 150 degrees. Just last week, I wrote about a 3 year old that had been left on a school . . . → Read More: Autistic Man Left In Van Died
Teaching an autistic child requires creativity and an understanding of the child’s strengths and weaknesses. You can not take one program and use it with all autistic children. Each program needs to be designed specifically for each child. This can be difficult for teachers. Having an IEP for your child helps, but it can . . . → Read More: Teaching An Autistic Child
Don’t be afraid to take a step back with your autistic child. There are times when you have to take a step back in order to move forward. I have had to do so on several occassions with my son. It’s not always easy, but it is worth it in the end.
My son . . . → Read More: Take A Step Back With Your Autistic Child