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How to Calm a person with Autism

Often, autistic people can have meltdowns, shutdowns, or breakdowns if they get upset or overwhelmed. If you’re with them, it’s important to know what to do to calm them down. Steps 1 If the person is verbal, ask them what is bothering them. If it’s an advertisement on a television, or a loud noise, take them away from the area …

Ellen Surprises Teenager with Autism on National TV

June 10, 2015 A few months ago on our website we highlighted the story of Sarah Kardonsky, a high school girl from Levittown, New York who asked Michael Logano, a teenager on the autism spectrum to her school to prom. When she found out that Logano was a huge Jets fan she even got The NY Jets to help ask …

How to Teach Autistic Children: 15 Steps

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex and multi-layered neurological disorder that manifests differently from person to person. This creates a challenge when determining how to teach autistic children. Although each child is an individual who responds to teaching methods differently, there are a few strategies that are generally applied to help autistic children succeed in educational goals. These strategies …

8 Ways to Deal With ADHD Kids

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain-based disorder that impacts a person’s ability to concentrate and focus. In addition, the person may have trouble remaining still, fidgeting or talking excessively. While ADHD in children can be a difficult disorder to deal with, certain strategies will help manage symptoms while teaching children good habits. After your child has received a diagnosis, start …

5 Ways to Explain Autism to People

If one of your loved ones, or even you, have autism, you may find that you need to explain the condition to other people on occasion. Before you can properly explain the condition, it is helpful to learn as much as you can about it. Then, you will be able to explain things like how autism affects a person’s social …

Great New Video Shows You What Autism And Sensory Overload Feels Like

For those who aren’t affected by autism, the condition can be very hard to understand. Many people know the condition comes with a difficulty in communicating with others and a lack of social understanding. However, many people with autism also suffer from sensory sensitivity. While most people can process background stimulation (such as people chatting or noisy cars), people with …

How to Know if You Have Asperger’s Syndrome: 3 Steps

Asperger 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. Persons with Asperger’s Syndrome often have difficulty with making and keeping friends. People …

Behavior Characteristics of Adults with Autism

Autism spectrum disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect higher brain functions. Autism becomes apparent before the age of three when impairments start affecting multiple areas in a person's life, says the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. The characteristic problems autistic individuals suffer from are those found in their social relationships and language. Also, repetitive behaviors are …

How to Recognize Aspergers in a Toddler

According to the latest DSM, Asperger’s is no longer an official diagnosis although the term is still convenient to use; its symptoms instead fall under the milder end/higher functioning side of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It can be difficult to detect ASD/Asperger’s in children because they can be relatively high functioning; a child with “Asperger’s” often has a high level …

How to Reduce Meltdowns and Tantrums in Autistic Children

Most autistic children are not aggressive, but many will melt down and throw enormous “tantrums” when they are exposed to difficult situations or don’t get what they want. Autistic children do not respond in this way to be difficult, but because they don’t know how else to respond. By using some simple strategies, you can help to reduce your child’s …