Category: Autism

Julia debuts on Sesame Street episode about autism acceptance

Sesame Street debuted their newest muppet, Julia, on HBO on April 10, 2017. Julia made headlines earlier in the yar for being the first Sesame Street muppet with autism. Watch Julia’s introduction from the episode in the video above. Julia is part of the Sesame Street initiative, See Amazing in All Children, which aims to teach children about autism. Autism …

How Therapy Horses Help Kids with Autism

On a recent Saturday morning, you could find 9-year-old Giovanni Nicholas astride Magnus, a brown horse with a white blaze and a pleasant disposition. Giovanni smiled as he rode around the indoor arena, not caring that this was actually therapy. Giovanni is on the autism spectrum, and has found his condition improving thanks to Therapeutic Horseback Riding, a new tool …

30 People With Autism Describe What It’s Really Like

1. While I live a pretty normal life I have a lot of issues with sensory sensitivity. Like loud noises, bright lights, certain food tastes, smells and standing in crowds of people. These things make me feel a bit stressed out resulting in various issues like headaches and digestive problems. While we’re on the subject. Certain non-autistic people have the …

14 Important Tips To Help You Handle Your Autistic Toddler

Autism is a neurological disorder which impairs social emotional and behavioral development of a child. Autism symptoms in toddlers can be identified between 18 months to 2 years of age. Children with autism face serious difficulties in interacting and communicating with others. They also show intense disinterest in particular things or topics. In the past it was difficult to diagnose autism. …

Community rallies to get new bike for man with autism

  GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — If you’re from the community of Jenison, you might recognize him as the “Sidewalk Singer.” JB West has autism — and when his mode of transportation was taken — the community responded. “It’s the way I get around, that’s for sure,” said JB West. JB West had something taken from him — something very …