Autism

A new use for Google Glass: Helping children with autism understand emotion

23-Sep-2016   One in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder and it is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Early intervention and behavioral therapy are key, but the number of therapists is not keeping up with the increase in diagnosis, so many parents are...

Is there a link between autism and synesthesia?

September 19, 2016, 4:29 p.m.   Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense involuntarily triggers another sense. For instance, a person who is synesthetic might see certain colors when he hears certain sounds or taste certain flavors when he sees certain numbers. This phenomenon occurs in 4 percent of the population, and recent research has shown...

7 Things That Epitomized Your Awkward Childhood Phase

Growing up is hard, and unfortunately, you mostly just have to wait out the "awkward" phase. There's no good way to predict how puberty will unfold for you, let alone rush yourself through it, so when your mom said you'd outgrow those problems eventually she was about right. Adolescent young animals are absolutely adorable,...

28 THINGS PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM WANT YOU TO KNOW

As a Parent, I get frustrated, feel pain, disappointment and anger when people label my children or think/speak before really understanding who they are. 28 THINGS PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM WANT YOU TO KNOW *So many people have the wrong idea or a misconception about children with Autism. I think sometimes it’s worse with kids that...

Britain's largest sperm bank bans men with dyslexia, autism and ADHD from donating, triggering outrage over 'eugenics'

Britain's largest sperm bank is under investigation for banning men with dyslexia. Campaigners accused the clinic of ‘eugenics’ - attempting to genetically improve the human race. The London Sperm Bank has produced leaflets stating it will not accept men who are dyslexic, have ADHD, autism or certain other conditions. But the fertility watchdog has launched a review...

How to Calm an Aspergers Child: 50 Tips for Parents

If you have an Aspergers youngster who has an “anger-control” problem, use these tips to (a) prevent anger outbursts and (b) help calm him down once he has launched into a rage or meltdown: 1. Allow the Aspergers youngster to use his energy in a fun way through jumping, spinning, running, climbing, swinging or other...

Mom with Asperger's Syndrome explains how to Love & Understand a Child on the Autism Spectrum

Sometimes I don't know if I want to tell the world that I have a mild form of Autism.  I think it scares people.  I am afraid that people will make assumptions, judge me, and stay away from me because they don't know what to expect from me. After 37 years of coping with Asperger's...

23 Incredibly Helpful Charts For Adhd Autism Parents

1. Learn how to swaddle your baby in five easy steps: 2. Know your baby’s diaper size AND how many diapers they’ll go through each day: Via Pampers. 3. Find out which type of cloth diaper is best for you: From Which Cloth Diapers?. 4. Consult this chart to find out when you should — and shouldn’t — be...

What would you say to a new autism parent?

I asked some of my favorite autism parents and bloggers what their advice would be to parent who are new to autism. Their answers were inspiring and endearing and encouraging and I wish I had them in my pocket many years ago when we started this journey.   Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda Stay at Home Crazy Mostly True Stuff The...

Asperger Syndrome: 50 important facts about having “mild” autism

  Fifty Important Facts About Having Asperger Syndrome/”Mild” Autism: 1) The rest of you are weird. We are completely normal. 2) You definitely know a few autistic people. Maybe you don’t know it, but you do. Maybe they don’t know it either. We’re 1% of the general population, which is higher than it sounds. 3) Autistic people aren’t...