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...

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...

Some Iowa families don’t have insurance for autism treatment

Health insurance is something many families rely on to keep their children healthy. Some eastern Iowa parents who have children with autism are not able to depend on insurance. According to Autism Speaks, there are many Iowa families who have children with autism that do not have private insurance coverage. A bill to change this passed in...

68 Things To Know About Children With Autism

One in 68 children is now identified with an autism spectrum disorder. However, the diagnosis means something different to each person and family affected by it. “If you meet one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism,” Stephen M. Shore, EdD once said. In celebration ofWorld Autism Awareness Day and National Autism...

First Day of His Life’: Loved Ones Start Treatment Fund for New Jersey Teen with Autism-Term life

Laura Morgan feels she has one chance to give her son Jackson a normal life. The 14-year-old, who she lovingly refers to as Jack, has been battling a complex case of Autism where he injures himself, sometimes severely, with bruises, black eyes and internal bleeding. He was diagnosed as a toddler and as the teen...

Autism Symptoms and Early Signs….? 10 Things You Can do to Help an Autism Family-Term Life

As a parent, you never want to believe that your precious bundle has a problem. But when it comes to autism, catching it early—ideally by the age of eighteen months—makes a huge difference. But no matter your child’s age, don’t lose hope. Treatment can reduce the disorder’s effects and help your child learn, grow,...

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...

10 Things Every Child with Autism Wants You to Know

Someone sent this to me, unfortunately, I don’t know the source to credit this.  In any case, I hope you can share it, learn it, and embrace the child living it.

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 ...

Fears and Phobias in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)-Term Life

Fears and Phobias in ASD Anxiety Disorders are a frequent co-occurring (comorbid) problem for children and youth with ASD. Although prevalence rates vary from 11% to 84%, most studies indicate that approximately one-half of children with ASD meet criteria for at least one anxiety disorder. Of all types of anxiety disorders, specific phobia is the most...

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