Category: Autism

7 Behaviors That Reveal A Child May Have Autism

“Autism is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by social withdrawal, by repetitive behaviors and by some kind of focal attention in its classic form. Basically, it’s an inability to relate to others.” – Harvey V. Fineberg Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not as mysterious as it used to be ten or twenty years ago. Now, we have a …

How To Talk With A Person With Autism

As the prevalence of autism increases, the world is slowly (very slowly) adjusting to fit a changing population. Top companies are hiring people with autism for high-powered jobs, autism awareness is growing, and you can now book an autism-friendly vacation. But people with autism are still waiting for what seems like the most obvious adjustment: neurotypicals to stop being afraid to talk to …

How to Know if You Have Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s 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.While Asperger’s Syndrome is no longer officially a diagnosis as of 2013, it’s still commonly …

Naoki Higashida’s Autism Book ‘The Reason I Jump’ to Be Made a Film

The popular book about autism, “The Reason I Jump,” is set to become a film, Variety reported on Wednesday. Based on a memoir written by a then-13-year-old Naoki Higashida, who lives with autism, the documentary will be co-produced by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen’s company Vulcan Productions. Just announced! We’re co-producing the adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s international bestseller “The Reason I Jump” …

How This Father-Son Duo Is Working to Overcome the Obstacles of Autism When Shopping

Noah has autism, but his father David doesn’t want that to stop him from being a functioning, independent individual who can contribute to his community. Because of this, they are learning to go grocery shopping, a feat that used to be difficult when Noah was out of sync and did not want to be there. Noah’s behavior consultant, Maureen, accompanies Noah and …

10 Things Autism Parents Worry About

When you’re the parent of a child with autism, it can be difficult at times to prevent your mind from overthinking. When you get a moment of quiet, or a chance to slow down, you start worrying about all the challenges the future could bring. Usually, these thoughts like to pop into my head when I’m on the train home …

‘Atypical’ Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: ‘Little Dude and the Lion’

  EDITOR’S NOTE The following is a review of the third episode of the second season of “Atypical,” and contains spoilers. Episode three opens with Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine) jogging alongside her boyfriend Evan (Graham Rogers). They flirt and Casey suggests that maybe they’re taking things too fast. Evan says that they can go slower for their “second first time.” The …

Sesame Place Is Now the World’s First Certified Autism Center Theme Park

Sesame Place, the only theme park that’s dedicated solely to the popular children’s series “Sesame Street,” is now also the world’s first theme park to be designated a certified autism center. The Langhorn, Pennsylvania, amusement park received the designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), which provides international autism certifications and works with travel destinations to create safe …