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JC Penney Hosts Back-to-School Shopping Event for Shoppers With Autism

  Bright lights, loud music, and dozens of families combing through the aisles to try and find the best deals can make back-to-school shopping a miserable experience for families whose children have special needs. Knowing how stressful back-to-school shopping can be for these families, a JC Penney store in Dallas created a special shopping event for children with sensory sensitivities. On Sunday, the Timber Creek …

How to Be a Great Friend to Someone With Autism

Is there a kid in your classroom who is always alone? Are they autistic? Do you care if you get made fun of because you are friends with this guy or girl? One word: Don’t. Autistic people are just that: people. Some may not talk. Some may. Some are blessed with a great memory or an artistic mind, and many …

Teen Runner With Autism Shatters 4:00 Mile Barrier

Mikey Brannigan sets a Paralympic world record for the T20 classification. At the Sir Walter Miler meet on August 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina, 19-year-old Mikey Brannigan finished seventh in the mile in 3:57.58 and broke his previous personal best by more than 5 seconds. In doing so, Brannigan, who is on the autism spectrum, became the first person with a …

How to Make a Behavior Intervention Plan for a Child with Autism

Autistic children often have difficult behaviors because they lack the ability to communicate their needs and wants in an appropriate way. To eliminate the unwanted behavior, the child needs to be helped to have their needs and wants met in a constructive way. Method1: Making the Plan 1 Target only one behavior at a time. Different negative behaviors likely have different causes, and …

Why An Autism Diagnosis Can Be A Necessity

  If you had told me four months ago that I would be writing today about how my daughter has autism, I would have said that couldn’t be true. I didn’t see it four months ago. I still didn’t see it when her developmental pediatrician pointed out the signs as he wrote in his book and watched her play. When …

This Is How Pokemon GO Is Defeating Autism

  Little Ralphie is running around catching Pokemon in the playground. He begged his mom to come here after catching his first Pokemon at a bakery. He sees some other children in the park and starts jumping up and down yelling ‘POKEMON!!’ Others kids are responding too. Ralphie’s mother is in tears because her autistic child is interacting with other …