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Early Signs Of Autism: 7 Behaviors Every Parent Needs To Know About

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Every parent wants their child to have an easy life. Perhaps that’s why new parents watch breathlessly for traditional milestones. But today, we’re coming to understand that some children might approach those milestones differently, and that’s OK. As a society, we have a growing awareness of autism, a neurological difference where people …

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People With Autism Are Better at Avoiding Sneaky Marketing Tricks

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A new study on decision-making in people with autism spectrum conditions has found that they are more consistent in their choices when evaluating product options. Consumers are constantly bombarded with endless choices, often tailored specifically to influence their buying decisions. But now it looks like having traits on the autism …

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5 Autism Simulations to Help You Experience Sensory Overload

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a complex group of brain development disorders characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication and behavior. Often diagnosed at a young age, approximately one in 68 American children is on the autism spectrum. It’s a figure 10 times higher than 40 years ago, according to …

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For Children With Autism, No More Being Hushed

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For autistic children, Dorothy Siegel does not believe in paraprofessionals, the teaching assistants sometimes assigned to shadow students in class. To show you why, Ms. Siegel, 70, a longtime special education advocate, grabs your arm, pokes you and forcibly turns your head toward the teacher, the way an aide might. …

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How to help people with autism? Just be nice

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One of the most difficult things about autism is the judgment of other people. That has been my experience of having a son on the spectrum. Throughout his life, from trips to the park as a toddler to restaurant visits now as an 11-year-old, it has been the reactions of …

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12 Inspirational Quotes About Autism

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Living with autism or caring for someone on the spectrum comes with daily challenges, but there are just as many moments filled with hope and joy. Too often, the world at large seems to treat anything different as a weakness. When you need strength and encouragement, let these inspirational quotes …

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