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How LEGO Is Helping Kids With Autism Improve Their Social Skills

Playing with LEGO can be more than just a way to prevent boredom, for some children it has the power to boost their social skills and build self-esteem. LEGO-based therapy is a social development programme for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or related social communication difficulties. Debi Richmond’s 10-year-old son Adam, who has High Functioning Asperger’s Syndrome, improved his social awareness through attending the sessions. “He …

Could This Study Help Explain Why Some People with Autism Engage in Aggressive Behavior?

People with autism sometimes exhibit challenging behaviors—one of the most difficult of which is aggression. This behavior is challenging enough when people with autism are children, but as they get older, it can become even more difficult because they are bigger and harder to control. We are in need of answers. What causes aggression in people with autism? And how can it …

Have Researchers Found the Neurological Mechanism that Causes Autism?

While most researchers agree that autism is triggered by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, no one has been able to pinpoint the triggered neurological mechanism that ultimately results in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, new research mayexplain this longstanding mystery. In the study, researchers found that the brains of people with ASD had a significantly higher number of brain …

7 Tips for Avoiding Isolation and Loneliness When Parenting Someone on the Autism Spectrum

People with autism are amazing, but oftentimes their parents feel lonely or isolated. Sensory issues and potential for meltdowns may keep many families in the house. Babysitters and people who can provide respite care aren’t always easy to find. And many parents of children with autism just feel alone in their struggles and have a hard time finding people who …

8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Autism

8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Autism 7) 6) 5) 4) 3) 2) Learn more about our wandering resources here. In addition, Autism Speaks is partnered with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to help keep our loved ones safe. You can learn more about our partnership here. 1) What facts do you think we should add next …

I Had No Idea This Behavior Was So Common Among Children with Autism — Now I Know How to Help!

Wandering is common among neurotypical toddlers and young children, and it is often short-lived — however, for children and adults with autism, the behavior can continue for years, with nearly fifty percent of all children on the autism spectrum engaging in the behavior. Individuals on the spectrum often have difficulties with sensory input, communication, and safety awareness, which can lead to …

What Happens When Parents Get Too Old to Care for Adult Children with Autism?

Over 19,000 adults in Singapore are diagnosed with autism. Unfortunately, there are no specialized homes for adults on the spectrum, so they share living quarters in institutions like Bishan Home, one of five residential homes for intellectually disabled individuals in Singapore. The staff there care do their best to handle their specialized needs, but their training may not be specialized …