Temple Grandin spoke at Colorado State University about the importance of maintaining high expectations for people with autism. She isRead more
From TedAjit Narayanan is the inventor of Avaz, an affordable, tablet-based communication device for people who are speech-impaired.Why you should listenAjit Narayanan is the founder and CEO of Invention Labs, and the inventor of Avaz AAC, the first a…Read more
The ages for this page are from 11 years to 18 years (and beyond), or 6th grade/middle school through 12th grade and even post secondary. Of course, much of what is discussed below can apply to younger children as well, simply add some tweaks t…Read more
On October 22, 1993, after 8 hours of labor and a difficult pregnancy, my son was finally born. My husband and I did not know in advance whether our child was a boy or a girl, so we had names picked out for each. Caleb Hugh for a boy and Rebecca Norma …Read more
From: Sandrine at Paris Ankara Express I am a French academic philosopher teaching in Turkey, married to English man.Read more
My brother can’t talk. He can say some things, but he can’t really hold a conversation. He says full sentencesRead more
Intriguing research from a hospital in Philadelphia which correlates autism with delayed auditory processing. Sixty-four children ages six to fifteenRead more
We were a newly diagnosed, newly arrived family with no support network; barely able to manage our kids’ and their special needs ourselves, let alone expect anyone else to take over so I could go off and do a 2 day course. I did find a way and it was very worthwhile but I have always felt there had to be a better way.
Family members although willing, may be as ill equipped as you as to how to “mind” your loved one and in the early years of diagnosis, you probably don’t have home help or other kinds of respite.
Therapists; there are a lot of new Apps out there and it is hard to find the time to learn about every one. So here’s a chance to do it over your coffee break. Be sure to let us know what you think too.
“Although Jack’s spontaneous speech production has increased significantly during his time in speech therapy, he still exhibits echolalia far moreRead more
So last month we had the IEP meetings for Cuddlebug and Bearhug to set up their transition-to-middle-school IEPs. The ASDRead more