Autism

My Autistic Son’s Lesson: No One Is Broken:Term Life

My youngest son, Sawyer, used to spend far more time relating to his imagination than he did to the world around him. He would run back and forth humming, flapping his hands and thumping on his chest. By the time he was in first grade, attempts to draw him out of his pretend world...

9 Things I Wish I’d Known During Our Autism Diagnosis Process-Health Insurance

I remember back to the time that I first told my Hail’s pediatrician we would like to have our boy tested for autism. We’d noticed a lot of odd behavior — he would line everything up when he played, he had sensitivity issues and would gag on foods, would yank on his hair until...

Government Will Require Handling Autism To Be a Part of Teacher’s Core Training

Celebrity Kim Raver reads about autism to children. Many autism advocates are happy with the new core training for teachers that includes handling students with autism. (Photo : Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) Teachers will now be trained how to support their students diagnosed with autism. This is the fruit of the efforts made by campaigning for...

10 Years of Progress: What We’ve Learned About Autism

Last year marked 10 years of progress since Autism Speaks first opened its doors in 2005.  In 2016, we continue to strive to enhance autism services in every community and get the groundbreaking ABLE Act, now the law of the land, implemented in all 50 states. Our dedicated field teams will be the ones heading...

My son with autism started texting and it’s brilliant – Term Life

My 13-year-old son Tate has autism. He also has 3 brothers and 3 sisters and an iPad with a texting app. Tate loves to text.Often we can hear clearly in the texts things he could not communicate orally. When conversing orally with Tate, there are delays while he processes and tries to catch up....

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...

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 ...

An experimental autism treatment changed my life

ZAP your brain? You must be crazy! That’s a common reaction when people hear that I volunteered for a series of neuroscience experiments in which scientists used high power electromagnetic fields to induce tiny electrical currents in the circuits of my brain, in an effort to help me see emotional cues in other people. It wasn’t...

Helping Children with Autism Autism Treatment Strategies and Parenting Tips-Term Life

There are many things parents can do to help children with autism overcome their challenges. But it’s also important to make sure you get the support you need. When you’re looking after a child with autism, taking care of yourself is not an act of selfishness—it’s a necessity. Being emotionally strong allows you to...

15 Things I Know Being The Parent Of A Child With Autism:Term Life

I’m the parent of a child with autism, and I’m aware that autism, like most permanent medical conditions, is life-changing. So far, hearing the words “your son has autism” was the single worst moment of my life (and there have been some bad ones). When we received our diagnosis, I didn’t know where to...

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