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The Power of Cats with Autistic Children

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For individuals with autism, getting through the day can be an overwhelming task. More than just overwhelming, the world can be over stimulating, isolating, and scary. Any parent who has experienced the difficulties their child endures every day knows the helpless feeling that is associated with the condition. For children …

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The Power of Cats with Autistic Children

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For individuals with autism, getting through the day can be an overwhelming task. More than just overwhelming, the world can be over stimulating, isolating, and scary. Any parent who has experienced the difficulties their child endures every day knows the helpless feeling that is associated with the condition. For children …

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How to Be a Good Friend to Someone Who Has Asperger’s Syndrome

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Asperger syndrome is a disability on the autism spectrum where the person finds social contact, friendships and handling sensory irritations very difficult. Despite all of this, they can be great friends—sincere, loyal, funny, and one of the best friends you’ve ever had. Here’s how to be a good friend to …

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How to Accept Your Autism

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Being autistic can be rough. People tell you that you’re embarrassing, that you’re rude or insensitive, or that you’re a puzzle that needs to be completed to be whole. But that doesn’t mean that they’re right. This article will help you come to terms with your autism so you can …

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New TV drama to focus on a family who have a child with autism

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A one-hour drama about a family with a young child who has just been diagnosed with autism is headed to television. SundanceTV will air the six-episode series “The A-Word” later this year. Pediatrics publishes research & guidelines on autism-related health issues The journal Pediatrics published a special supplement on medical, mental health and behavioral …

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How To Design a Calming Room for Kids with autism

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Children on the autism spectrum need special kinds of surroundings, says interior designer Carolyn Feder. These kids have sensory overload, she stresses, so they function best in spaces that exude calm. When designing spaces for them,  “I like to think that I lessen the visual noise that surrounds us,” says …

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Sam the Starbucks barista with autism serves up grande moves

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A teenage barista is livening up the daily grind at a Toronto Starbucks with a few funky moves. Sam, a high school student with autism, served up a beverage while dancing throughout in a video that has captured hearts and views. The 17-year-old uses dancing to cope with a disorder in which he experiences …

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