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These 8 Inspiring People Will Change The Way You Think About Autism And Asperger’s

In 2009, a shy, 47-year-old Scottish woman touched the world with her breathtaking rendition of Les Misérables’ “I Dreamed A Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent. After the performance, Susan Boyle catapulted into a singing sensation, selling more than 14 million records worldwide. But despite her meteoric rise over the past few years, Boyle has, more recently, been coming to terms with a more …

8 Disorders Your Child Might Have in Addition to Autism

Disorders do not always appear alone; another one might sidle up alongside it. For example, those with anxiety disorders may also suffer from depression. In the medical world, this phenomenon is known as comorbidity. Science has discovered that those with autism may also experience a variety of co-morbid disorders and conditions. That is, they not only meet the diagnostic criteria for …

10 Things ER Staffers Should Know About Autism

  I’m autistic and also have a mental illness. I’ve had to go emergency rooms in hospitals a number of times. The experience has always been traumatic and unhelpful. I’ve experienced a lot of paternalism, been treated as if I’m a naughty child and invalidated in many other ways. In some cases, these experiences have resulted in me avoiding seeking treatment for …

‘Everyday hero’: Quebec barber finds special connection with 6-year-old client with autism

The phone in Franz Jacob’s barber shop has been ringing off the hook since the last appointment with his six-year-old customer Wyatt Lafrenière. A photo Wyatt’s mother took of the tattooed barber lying on the floor to finish off Wyatt’s haircut got more than 850,000 views on Imgur, an image-sharing platform. ”I understood that with Wyatt I have to follow him around the salon with my tools to finish the …

When a Boy Got Out of His Seat During an Autism-Friendly Performance of ‘The Lion King’

Growing up, I was a huge fan of “The Lion King.” Now as an adult, I still love watching the film with my younger cousins and mentees. Then recently, I heard that an autism-friendly performance of “The Lion King” was happening on Broadway! I bought tickets right away and was ready for the nostalgia to begin. Thanks to the Theatre Development Fund and the Autism Theatre Initiative, every season they …

Autism: 3 Surprising Ways To Help Autistic Kids Communicate

One of the first signs that a child may have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is difficulty communicating; these skills develop differently and more slowly in children with this condition, according to The Hanen Center. The reason remains unclear, but communication problems generally continue throughout the life of someone with autism. Even children with Asperger syndrome who may have an extensive vocabulary may have trouble with social communication. Another side effect of autism can …