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This Theme Park Is the First to Be Designated as a Certified Autism Center

As autism awareness increases around the globe, more and more public spaces are putting in the extra effort to become autism-friendly. Cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, cruise lines, amusement parks, and even entire communities are pulling out all the stops to be accommodating to their visitors on the autism spectrum. And now there’s even a theme park that’s hopping on the bandwagon in honor of autism awareness …

How music can help children with autism connect

Over the past decade, our understanding of the brain mechanisms involved in autism has deepened. This has enabled the development of better diagnostic tools and opportunities for earlier interventions. Yet, despite the growing prevalence of autism worldwide – up to 1 in 36 children may have it – available pharmacological and behavioural interventions can only diminish some of the disruptive behaviours associated …

3 Ways to Experience Autistic Culture

Are you autistic, or is one of your loved ones on the spectrum? Do you feel lonely, or do you want to learn more about autism? Introducing yourself to autistic culture is a great way to educate yourself and find companionship. Method1 Experiencing the Culture 1 Realize that autistic people make autistic culture—neurotypicals don’t. If autistic people don’t have a clear voice in …

The Different Ways Sensory Processing Disorder Affects My Senses

This is how I describe my sensory sensitivities to most people. As an autistic person, my five senses — touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell — are amplified. This is not speaking for everyone on the spectrum, but it is common to have some kind of sensory sensitivity or sensory processing disorder with autism. Here are some examples of sensory problems I …

10 Things You Can do to Help an Autism Family

Helping a family whose child has autism is a precious gift. When a child is first diagnosed with autism, parents often scramble to find appropriate autism services, doctors, schools and therapists. What we don’t always anticipate is that relationships with friends, family and neighbors often change. Some will stand by our side, doing what they can to help and embrace our child no …

Why People with Autism Have a High Suicide Risk–And What You Can Do to Prevent It

Suicide. The word itself has a dark, chilling ring to it. It’s a force that prematurely cuts off lives that would have been otherwise filled with unlimited possibilities. It goes against the will to survive, one of our strongest instincts—meaning the trouble facing a victim feels worse than death itself. To them, there appears to be no better option. Rational thought is …

How To Spot Autism In Your Infant

Early diagnosis of autism plays a big role in successfully treating some of the most difficult symptoms of this developmental disorder. There is no doubt about it; the prevalence of autism in the United States has gotten the attention of many parents. Although there are still many unanswered questions about this developmental disorder, there are a few things we know …

3 ways students with autism benefit from art, music and recreation

How sensory, auditory and physical expression and stimulation can aid students with autism in their development. According to curriculum therapists, multi-disciplinary sessions appeal to students’ creativity, are relevant to their everyday lives, and help them acquire important skills—especially students with autism. In a recent webinar, “Art, Music & Recreational Therapy: Incorporating Creative Approaches for Students with Autism,” Courtney Carnes, MS, …