Autism

Breakthrough Discovery on the Causes of Autism

IMAGINE BEING THE PARENT of a young child who is not acting normally and being told by your doctor that your child has autism, that there is no known cause, and there is no known treatment except, perhaps, some behavioral therapy. That is exactly what Jackson’s parents were told as their 22-month old son...

4 Things you may not know about autism and diets

How much do you know about autism and diets? Advertisement Researchers continue to investigate the cause of autism and search for treatment options. However, there are still aspects of this condition that remain unsolved and continue to create dilemmas. There are studies based on genetic databases that hope to uncover some of the mysteries of autism....

I Have Nonverbal Autism. Here’s What I Want You to Know

My 12-year-old son, Philip, has nonverbal autism but can communicate with others by typing. He keeps a blog where he describes his experiences living with autism and clears up common misconceptions. He wrote this essay in response to the question, “What do you want people to be aware of on Autism Awareness Day?”I want people to...

9 Things You Should Know About Autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month, a time dedicated to understanding autism spectrum disorder, a condition that affects 1 in 68 children in America. Here are nine things you should know to help raise awareness and prepare you to minister to those with ASD. 1. Autism is the common term used to refer to Autism...

Meet Sesame Street’s First Character with Autism: ‘We Want to Create Greater Awareness and Empathy – Term life

Fuzzy favorites Grover, Abby and Elmo are joined by their newest muppet pal, Julia, a character with autism, in Sesame Street Workshop’s new nationwide initiative.Launched Wednesday morning, Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children aims to reduce “the stigma of autism” with the introduction of the first muppet with autism. The initiative, created...

Missouri Town Builds a Unique Community for People With Autism

Communities across the nation are stepping up to make life more livable for people with autism and their loved ones. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the first autism-friendly cities in America, first responders and more than 100 local businesses are specially trained to understand the needs of people on the spectrum. Surfside Beach, South...

11 People With Autism Explain What Stimming Feels Like

Stimming, or self-stimulatory behaviors, are behaviors people with autism may exhibit to counteract an overwhelming sensory environment or alleviate the high levels of internal anxiety, according to Temple Grandin’s post in Autism Digest. Some examples of stimming are rocking, spinning, pacing, repeating words or flapping of arms or hands. Autistic people aren’t the only ones who...

27 Memes That Nail What It’s Like to Be an ‘Autism Parent’

When parents of kids with autism aren’t running from therapy to therapy, advocating for their child’s rights or doing everything they can to keep their young one happy and healthy, they’re apparently collecting some of the Internet’s best memes. *Sign up for our Autism Newsletter* Since many parents of children with autism know a sense of humor can be key to accepting...

6 people share the hardest part of autism

In response, countless members of our community shared their perspectives on what they believe to be the hardest parts about autism. We wanted to share their stories with you, along with resources for our community. This is what they had to say… A parent writes, Did you know? Autism Speaks has compiled a page of tools and resources specifically for those...

Heartbreaking Picture of an 18-year-old girl with autism celebrating her birthday alone: ‘Hallee’s friends never arrived. Not a single one’: Term Life

Hallee Sorenson invited classmates to her party but no one turned up The autistic girl was left ‘crying into her cake’ on her 18th birthday Her cousin posted a picture on Facebook of Hallee sitting alone at her party The post has been shared more than 120,000 times in less than 48 hours ...

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