Dad Writes Daughter With Autism A New School Report After Her Grades Leave Her In Tears

She cried and said ‘I’ve let everyone down’. A girl with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cried because she felt she had “let everyone down” when she received straight Ds on her school report for the second year in a row, but her dad found a great way to cheer her up. Shane Jackson, from Tasmania, hated to see his nine-year-old daughter Sophie upset, so …

This School Is Tailored Specifically to People on the Spectrum—And It’s Tuition-Free!

The Arizona Autism Charter School is a tuition-free school, designed specifically for people on the spectrum — the first of its kind in Arizona. It began with a group of parents, grandparents, and ABA professionals who were frustrated with the way the public school system served students on the spectrum. Together they banded to create the nonprofit, Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc. …

Temple Grandin’s TED Talk on Autism’s Importance to the World Will Blow Your Mind

  Imagine a world with visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids. We would be more creative, innovative, and extraordinary! And actually, that’s the world we live in; we just don’t always encourage all these kinds of minds to expand to their full potential. Temple Grandin knows just how important people with autism are …