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How Journaling Can Help You Stop Worrying

Can’t stop worrying about an upcoming event or a big life change? Journaling about your anxieties may increase your chances of success, says a new …

Writing

'Our people matter': advocates demand services for adults with developmental disabilities

Protesters call for more affordable housing for adults with developmental disabilities<p>Protesters gathered outside the Ministry of Community and …

Disability

Loneliness Is Common Among Kids With Learning Disabilities

Imagine there’s something about you that sets you apart from your peers. Something that makes you…different. While they’re doing one thing, you might …

ADHD

West Lothian secondary school pupils learn how to support youngsters with autism

The ASD Ambassadors training event visited three schools in West Lothian.<p>Pupils from three West Lothian secondary schools have been learning how to …

Education

How Siri helped me connect with my autistic son

I know I’m a bad mother, but how bad? I wonder for the hundredth time as I watch Gus deep in conversation with Siri.<p>Obsessed with weather formations, …

Autism

How to Interpret Autistic Body Language

"Autistic body language" is somewhat of a misnomer—every autistic person is unique, so it is difficult to make generalizations about autistic people …

Body Language

Post Falls Police offer autism cards

POST FALLS, Idaho - Heart-stopping video shows an officer in Buckeye, Arizona, just outside of Glendale, take a teen to the ground. But let’s back up …

Crime

Council searches for sponsor for new school for children with special needs

BRADFORD Council is looking for a sponsor to run a new school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs.<p>Earlier this summer the …

Education

Take a Look at the First Production of Curious Incident Starring an Actor With Autism

Actor Mickey Rowe stars in Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.<p>On September 19, actor Mickey …

Autism

Some students with learning disabilities starting school late, lacking teachers

Shortage of on-call teachers means support teachers are covering class instead<p>Two weeks after classes started, B.C. is still facing a serious lack of …

British Columbia

Father's Plea for Students to Stop Bullying His Special Needs Child Will Tear Your Heart Out

No matter what school, what age, whether it's online or in person, bullying knows no boundaries.<p>And unfortunately for 7-year-old Jackson Bezzant, he …

Parenting

Parents Demand Answers After Autistic Boy Held on Ground by Officer

An Arizona family is demanding an apology and more police training after their autistic 14-year-old son was held on the ground by an officer who …

Autism

Mum says autistic son now homeless in hospital, calls on HSE to provide solution

A Dublin woman has said her autistic son is now homeless in hospital because the HSE have not housed him in residential care, writes <i>Ciara …

News (Ireland)

Questions for Gene Robinson: What honey bees say about autism

The Expert:<p>Gene Robinson<p><b>Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign</b><p>Honey bees lead intricate social lives: They care for the colony’s young …

Bees

Numbers 'were my mother tongue': How autistic savant Daniel Tammet sees language

<b>Daniel Tammet</b> is a most extraordinary man. He sees the world very differently than most people.<p>For him, words and numbers and pictures and emotions …

Autism

App of the Week: Helping students with Autism

<i>Ed. note:</i> <i>App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools,</i> …

Autism

This Animation App Helps the Autism Community Unlock Their Creativity

Have an idea for a story that you know would just get buried if you tried posting it to social media? Then the Wisconsin-based startup <b>Dodles</b> has just …

Autism

Head motions offer better way to detect autism in girls - Futurity

Currently, the criteria to detect autism center on boys, who are diagnosed five times more often than girls. A new method could change that.

Autism

Mom helps son with autism fulfill his dream of starting a bakery

As Jacob Wittman faced the completion of his high school years, his mother Shelly Henley met the milestone with an unexpected feeling: complete dread.<p>That’s because the Indiana mother of two realized — like so many other parents of young adults with autism — that Jacob’s fate was uncertain. “You go …

Autism

New financial empowerment tools for people with disabilities

As we observe the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we are announcing a new financial empowerment tool for people with …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Special diets and autism

“Leaky gut autism theory doubted”, was the headline from BBC News on March 17 2008. <i>The Daily Telegraph</i> and the <i>Daily Mail</i> also reported that …

Autism

It's Peyton's 18th Birthday!!!!

Google Glass autism app is a real conversation-starter

Among other things, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty initiating and maintaining conversations. That's why a team of …

Autism

Young adults with autism more likely to have psychiatric problems: study

Researcher suggests findings highlight a need to focus on mental health care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder<p>Kyle Echakowitz says his transition from high school to college was not just stressful, it was downright "scary."<p>Becoming a postsecondary student meant having to learn how to …

Autism

Mom Of Son With Special Needs Reveals The Sweet Moment She Realized He Liked School

“He lit up and wriggled in excitement.”<p>Whether it's through words, gestures, art or music, everyone has their own way of communicating. But those …

Good News

Mother makes emotional Facebook appeal for help in caring for severely autistic son

A mother has issued an emotional Facebook appeal to the HSE calling for her help in the treatment and care of her severely autistic son in light of …

News (Ireland)

Temple Grandin packs Longmont auditorium

Temple Grandin brought her signature zeal for efficiency and education to Skyline High School’s Vance Brand Auditorium in Longmont on Tuesday evening.<p>…

Temple Grandin

Instagram removes photos of boy with rare disorder, mom claims

A furious mom has blasted Instagram for allegedly removing a photograph of her 12-year-old son who has a facial deformity, after another user complained about the image.<p>Harry Beswick was born with Goldenhar syndrome, which means he has no left eye, eye socket, nostril or left ear.<p>Mom Charlie, 38, …

Autism

Happy Birthday Peyton!

This Friday Peyton turns 18! I am approaching this birthday with both happiness, and a bit of regret. When my older kids became adults, I went …

Happiness