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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 …

7 Behaviors That Reveal A Child May Have Autism

“Autism is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by social withdrawal, by repetitive behaviors and by some kind of focal attention in its classic form. Basically, it’s an inability to relate to others.” – Harvey V. Fineberg Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not as mysterious as it used to be ten or twenty years ago. Now, we have a …

How To Talk With A Person With Autism

As the prevalence of autism increases, the world is slowly (very slowly) adjusting to fit a changing population. Top companies are hiring people with autism for high-powered jobs, autism awareness is growing, and you can now book an autism-friendly vacation. But people with autism are still waiting for what seems like the most obvious adjustment: neurotypicals to stop being afraid to talk to …

How to Know if You Have Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by difficulties in social interaction and non-verbal communication. Some of the smartest, most talented people worldwide and throughout history are thought to have had Asperger’s. Many adults who have Asperger’s Syndrome were never diagnosed or even misdiagnosed.While Asperger’s Syndrome is no longer officially a diagnosis as of 2013, it’s still commonly …

Naoki Higashida’s Autism Book ‘The Reason I Jump’ to Be Made a Film

The popular book about autism, “The Reason I Jump,” is set to become a film, Variety reported on Wednesday. Based on a memoir written by a then-13-year-old Naoki Higashida, who lives with autism, the documentary will be co-produced by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen’s company Vulcan Productions. Just announced! We’re co-producing the adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s international bestseller “The Reason I Jump” …

How This Father-Son Duo Is Working to Overcome the Obstacles of Autism When Shopping

Noah has autism, but his father David doesn’t want that to stop him from being a functioning, independent individual who can contribute to his community. Because of this, they are learning to go grocery shopping, a feat that used to be difficult when Noah was out of sync and did not want to be there. Noah’s behavior consultant, Maureen, accompanies Noah and …