My Autism Makes Me Different, Not Less

I am autistic, but autism doesn’t define me. My social difficulties don’t mean I can’t have friends. My lack of eye contact doesn’t mean I don’t care. I’m not a picky eater, I just struggle with food. I’m not melting down for attention; I’m trying to gain control and regulate. I don’t like to be late, but sometimes transitioning from …

Many with Autism Have Dyspraxia, But What Is It, Exactly?

Can you imagine what life would be like if you struggled to perform everyday tasks? For many people, this is their reality; things like fastening a button, tying shoelaces, holding a pencil, and even sitting up straight can be an immense challenge for them due to a condition called dyspraxia. Also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), dyspraxia affects more kids …

Temple Grandin urges teens with autism to get more work experience, play fewer video games

“These games are having really rotten outcomes. It’s a drug,” Grandin said. Temple Grandin answers questions about autism and her life Tuesday during an interview with Trust Decatur, 13, left, of Fort Collins, at the Loveland Museum/Gallery in downtown Loveland. Trust, who is on the autism spectrum, asked Grandin questions before she took questions from the audience. By Paul Albani-Burgio, Reporter-Herald …