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Ten Commandments for Interacting With Kids On The Autism Spectrum by Mari Nosal and related Commandments!!!

I ran into Mari Nosal recently on twitter she is the amazing writer of several articles on autism education from Enable Kids from disabled to …

What people know about autism..

People are generally AWARE about autism, don’t you think?<br>They still have a lot to learn. Let’s do this.

SNAP! | A father photographs the world of his autistic son

Timothy Archibald started photographing his autistic son Elijah when he was 5 years old. His aim was to document the often bizarre and …

Autism

Start Here

<i>This is a guest post from blogger Chrissy Kelly (Life with Greyson) about the emotions surrounding her son's autism diagnosis.</i><p>Autism didn't come at …

10 Best Blogs From Parents of Autistic Children

The provide comfort for other parents in similar situations and insight to rest of the world. Over the years, I've come across some amazing ones, and …

Give Your Child the Tools to Manage Their Own Meltdowns

Meltdowns with children can just be brutal. Sure, children have temper tantrums but meltdown are something completely different. Meltdowns are when …

Autism

10 Things Special Needs Moms Wish You Knew

The word autism entered my heart as a whisper. It later entered my brain as a possibility. Later still, it entered my life.<p>I worried, bought a book …

Autism

Using Structure To Help Autistic Kids Build Flexibility

A few weeks ago, during a weekly Twitter chat that I host about autism, a mother of an adult on the spectrum mentioned how, when her daughter was a …

Crucial

Telling My Child About Autism

I've been thinking a lot about how and when to tell my child about autism. Last month I wrote that I didn't want to tell my child yet. I didn't want to make autism sound like a disease. I didn't want to project any fears or prejudices on him. I didn't want him to feel anxious about it. I didn't …

Autism Families Fight for Insurance Coverage for Diagnosis and Treatment

Zachary Stewart, an 11-year-old who goes by the name of "Bubba," has been thrown out of two schools and has even been punched in the head during …

Autism

8 Things I Wish Your Kids Knew About Autism

<i>Written by Joslyn Gray for Babble.com</i><p>April is known as Autism Awareness Month, but this year there's a movement to re-brand it Autism Acceptance Month. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), an advocacy group for and by people with autism, is calling for April to be a "celebration of Autistic …

What Does It Mean to Raise a Child With Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month. It's a month that has been dedicated specifically to spreading knowledge and information about ASD through media, word of mouth, events and every other method possible. It's a month dedicated to educating those who don't know what it means to be autistic or have a …

10 Things We Know About Autism That We Didn't Know a Year Ago

Just two decades ago, autism was a mysterious and somewhat obscure disorder, commonly associated with the movie <i>Rain Man</i> and savantism. It affected an estimated 1 in 5,000 children.<p>How times have changed. Today, thanks to awareness and advocacy efforts, people now have a much better understanding of …

Services for thoses with "mild" Autism

Many times people have commented on how nice it is for us that our son has "mild" autism. Apart from the misuse of terminology, it is in part nice …

Why JetBlue Started an Autism Travel Program

Christina Mendez and her 16-year-old son Damian drove to John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York on Saturday afternoon. But they didn't go anywhere. Mendez was helping Damian, who has autism, get acquainted with flying. He's never been on an airplane.<p>Damian and his mother practiced checking in, …