Category: Autism

How to Teach Social Skills to Children With Autism

Children that have Autism often have great difficulty in social situations. What comes naturally to most children does not come naturally to children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lack of social skills makes it difficult for these children to make and keep friends and can lead to social isolation. Learn to teach social skills to your child with Autism. Give …

How to Become a Teacher of Children With Autism

Teaching children with developmental disorders like autism can be very challenging, but it can also be extremely rewarding. Autistic children, according to the National Institutes of Health Fact Sheet, have a neurodevelopmental disorder that prevents them from having normal social interactions with others, impairs their communication skills and results in repetitive and predictable behavior patterns. Teachers who work with these …

How to Start a Sensory Diet With a child with autism

Many children with an autism spectrum disorder also have problems with sensory integration. Some children are sensory avoiders and loud sounds, light touches and bright lights can cause discomfort. Other children are sensory seekers and crave deep pressure and other types of sensory input. Whether your child is an avoider or a seeker, starting a sensory diet can help regulate …

How to Get Grants for Children with Autism

Autism grants for kids may help pay for learning equipment, safety measures, supplements, biomedical treatments, therapies, and sometimes specialized child care. These private and government grant programs are set up to off set costs in caring for a autistic child. Grants are typically paid to the service provider not to the family. Some grant for autistic children will be need …

How to Get a Girlfriend When You’re Autistic: 13 Steps

The world is full of bright, compassionate, and attractive women—which can make approaching them very difficult. With patience and just a little confidence, you can overcome your shyness and find yourself a girlfriend. This dating advice is tailored for people on the autism spectrum, but other disabled people and neurotypicals may also find it useful. 4 Observe how other people …

How to Calm a person with Autism

Often, autistic people can have meltdowns, shutdowns, or breakdowns if they get upset or overwhelmed. If you’re with them, it’s important to know what to do to calm them down. Steps 1 If the person is verbal, ask them what is bothering them. If it’s an advertisement on a television, or a loud noise, take them away from the area …

Ellen Surprises Teenager with Autism on National TV

June 10, 2015 A few months ago on our website we highlighted the story of Sarah Kardonsky, a high school girl from Levittown, New York who asked Michael Logano, a teenager on the autism spectrum to her school to prom. When she found out that Logano was a huge Jets fan she even got The NY Jets to help ask …

How to Teach Autistic Children: 15 Steps

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex and multi-layered neurological disorder that manifests differently from person to person. This creates a challenge when determining how to teach autistic children. Although each child is an individual who responds to teaching methods differently, there are a few strategies that are generally applied to help autistic children succeed in educational goals. These strategies …

5 Ways to Explain Autism to People

If one of your loved ones, or even you, have autism, you may find that you need to explain the condition to other people on occasion. Before you can properly explain the condition, it is helpful to learn as much as you can about it. Then, you will be able to explain things like how autism affects a person’s social …

Great New Video Shows You What Autism And Sensory Overload Feels Like

For those who aren’t affected by autism, the condition can be very hard to understand. Many people know the condition comes with a difficulty in communicating with others and a lack of social understanding. However, many people with autism also suffer from sensory sensitivity. While most people can process background stimulation (such as people chatting or noisy cars), people with …