Category: Autism

How to Help an Autistic Child

Helping an autistic child can be frustrating because they need continuous, intensive and multifaceted assistance. Autistic children in the 60 to 70 IQ range tend to have a better outlook, as do those who have spontaneous speech by age 5 or 6.   Make your child a part of your family, not the center of it. No child benefits from …

18 Secrets No One Tells You About Dating With Autism

1. Many of us don’t start dating until later on in life. 20th Television It’s not just things like driving and self-independence that take us a bit longer to achieve – the confidence to go out and start dating usually takes its time to come too. 2. But you don’t have to be autistic to go on a date with …

17 Things People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Others Would Stop Saying

As a society, we’ve taken some significant steps towards greater acceptance of individuals with autism spectrum disorder in recent years — from mainstream television portraying characters on the spectrum, to large corporations finding ways to better support the community. But despite increasing information and awareness, many people still may not know how to respond to an autism diagnosis in a way …

What Is the Difference Between Asperger’s & Autism?

Autism and Asperger’s are both conditions that are considered autism spectrum disorders. It can be difficult to distinguish differences between the disorders and requires a trained clinician to make an official diagnosis. Typically, the diagnosis is not made until after the age two because the development of verbal language and social skills is significant in determining the type of disorder. …

How To Support Children With Autism With Exams

How To Support Children With Autism With Exams Hi folks! One area that I received many requests about was how to help those with autism during exams. As a teacher, I see many pupils struggle in a variety of ways, and, whilst these suggestions may not help all pupils (we all know how varied those on the spectrum are!), I hope …

3 Ways to Experience Autistic Culture

Are you autistic, or is one of your loved ones on the spectrum? Do you feel lonely, or do you want to learn more about autism? Introducing yourself to autistic culture is a great way to educate yourself and find companionship. Method1 Experiencing the Culture 1 Realize that autistic people make autistic culture—neurotypicals don’t. If autistic people don’t have a clear …