Author: Admin

Looking For An Autism-Friendly Vacation? This Town Wants You To Visit

Vacations provide most people with a much-needed escape from their everyday routines, but for an individual with an autism spectrum disorder, the sights, sounds, and unfamiliarity of a vacation are often anything but relaxing. Thanks to a small, beach-side town in South Carolina, families with children who have autism now have options that promise to minimize these common travel challenges. …

Classic Autism, Asperger’s, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: The 3 Types of Autism

In 2013, three separate diagnoses came together under one umbrella to form what we know as Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, that hasn’t stopped people from holding onto the previously used names for each type, and this will likely continue. For that reason, it’s definitely helpful to know what the different types are and what they are characterized by. 1. CLASSIC …

To the Parents of Children With Autism: I See You

  To the parents out there who spend their weeks consciously trying to attend to their child’s needs (special or otherwise) and still feel like at the end of the week it’s not enough – I see you. To the parents who cut their children’s sandwiches up in specific ways and serve them on certain plates and pick out all the …

The Struggles of Women Who Mask Their Autism

By “camouflaging” their condition, many women on the spectrum learn to fit in—and risk psychological harm. Except for her family and closest friends, no one in Jennifer’s various circles knows that she is on the spectrum. Jennifer was not diagnosed with autism until she was 45 years old—and then only because she wanted confirmation of what she had figured out …

What teenagers can teach scientists about autism

I am the proud parent of two amazing, inspiring teenage girls. We fill our evenings and weekends with my unproven algebra tutoring and driving school. I sometimes struggle in my roles as tutor, math instructor, interpreter for the male gender … and father. Life Science Autism research and the real world My desire to better understand my daughters and to …

How I use Minecraft to help kids with autism

The internet can be an ugly place, but you won’t find bullies or trolls on Stuart Duncan’s Minecraft server, AutCraft. Designed for children with autism and their families, AutCraft creates a safe online environment for play and self-expression for kids who sometimes behave a bit differently than their peers (and who might be singled out elsewhere). Learn more about one …

How To Fall Asleep In 1 Minute

Many of us have difficulty falling asleep at night. It’s a common problem, and I personally struggle with it. It’s not that I’m not tired – I am. It’s just really difficult to silence my mind. As I’m trying to sleep, my mind often wanders as I think about countless thoughts. At times, it can take me an hour or …