Category: 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 …

WATCH: Trump Pushes Dangerous Autism Lie at Meeting With Teachers

  President Donald Trump claimed there was a “big increase” in autism at a meeting with educators Tuesday, despite no evidence to support his claim. “Have you seen a big increase in the autism with the children?” Trump asked Jane Quenneville, the principal of a Virginia school for special education, at the White House. Quenneville responded that her school has …

How to Use Calming Techniques to Help Autistic People

Autistic meltdowns, sometimes mischaracterized as “tantrums”, can be difficult and frightening to autistic people, as well as to their housemates and caregivers. But, by incorporating mitigating techniques, the household can move past such episodes more easily. The affected person will feel more in control of feelings and reactions and will, hopefully, come to trust that help will always be there. …