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What Is the Difference Between Asperger’s & Autism?

Autism and Asperger’s are both conditions that are considered autism spectrum disorders. It can be difficult to distinguish differences between the disorders and requires a trained clinician to make an official diagnosis. Typically, the diagnosis is not made until after the age two because the development of verbal language and social skills is significant in determining the type of disorder. …

How To Support Children With Autism With Exams

How To Support Children With Autism With Exams Hi folks! One area that I received many requests about was how to help those with autism during exams. As a teacher, I see many pupils struggle in a variety of ways, and, whilst these suggestions may not help all pupils (we all know how varied those on the spectrum are!), I hope …

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 …

School bus transporting kids catches on fire, but quick-thinking boy with autism saves the day

As a school bus transporting seven children with special needs home passed by the Garden State Parkway Thursday afternoon in Roselle Park, New Jersey, a terrifying problem occurred causing a fire to start up on the moving vehicle. With some quick thinking, 10-year-old Alex Perez noticed the fire and immediately responding yelling out to the bus driver to get their …

Wine shop leaves up holiday train garden for boy with autism

Pinehurst Wine Shoppe selling trains cars to benefit Pathfinders for Autism Chances are most people have either already taken down their holiday decorations or are about to. But there’s one holiday favorite that is staying up all year at a local liquor store, all to make a young boy happy. The decorations are about to come down outside the Pinehurst …

To build a future for their son, Dallas couple plan $12 million community for young adults with autism

A Dallas couple is planning to construct a $12 million community for people with autism on nearly 29 acres of land that was formerly a polo ranch in the Denton County town of Cross Roads. It will include 15 homes, a community center and access to a ‘transitional academy’ that is designed to help young adults with autism develop the skills …

Hair stylist makes haircut enjoyable for boy with autism

The mother of a little boy with autism shared a touching post on Facebook last month that has quickly gone viral. Jennifer McCafferty said taking her son, Isaiah, to get a haircut is not an easy task. “He hates having anything near his ears, the sound of clippers sends him into a tailspin,” McCafferty said. “This evening was no different.” …

Using Social Scripts for Autism

Social scripts, also known as social stories, are one of the most effective and simple ways to provide support to kids with autism. A social script is a short narrative written in first person that discusses one problem situation. So, they come in especially handy for really any situation that comes up. Sometimes a teacher might use a social script …

James Kwon Sues Chick-fil-A, Says Company Wouldn’t Hire Him Because He Has Autism

James Kwon, a 25-year-old man on the autism spectrum, who lives in Orland Park, Illinois, is suing Chick-fil-A after being told his autism would prohibit him from succeeding at the restaurant. Prior to applying for a job at Chick-fil-A in 2014, Kwon participated in a work-study program at Bakers Square – a restaurant chain like Chick-fil-A. As part of his program, Kwon helped …