Category: Autism

To the moms who raise someone on the autism spectrum

This guest post is by Kerry Magro, an international motivational speaker on the autism spectrum. To the moms who raise a loved one on the spectrum, This weekend is Mother’s Day, and I wanted you to know how important you are to your child. You may not know it, but simply by being there for them you are making a huge difference. I know this …

Clothes As Calming Tools For Kids On The Autism Spectrum

Many people with autism are prone to overwhelming situations. When lights are too bright, noises are too loud, and certain physical sensations are uncomfortable, stress and anxiety is increased and people with autism may have meltdowns. Sensewear, a prototype line of clothing conceived by Dubai-based designers Emanuela Corti and Ivan Parati, incorporates self-soothing therapy for treating sensory processing disorders, common …

Five Tips for Grandparents of a Child with Autism

This post is by Jane Springer, a grandmother to six-year-old twins, one of whom has autism. Jane is a certified life and wellness coach who helps parents and grandparents of children on the autism spectrum. Jane recently shared a post on our site about her life as a grandmother and in the post below, she shares her top five tips for grandparents of a …

How Autism Impacts My Life In Ways You Can’t See

  You won’t see tons of pictures of me out with family and friends on social media. On Friday, Sept. 9, I woke up without peripheral vision. As I struggled to get our kids ready for school, I silently thought to myself, “I can’t see.” I knew what that meant. It wasn’t a first-time experience. It was an impending migraine. I …

How LEGO Is Helping Kids With Autism Improve Their Social Skills

Playing with LEGO can be more than just a way to prevent boredom, for some children it has the power to boost their social skills and build self-esteem. LEGO-based therapy is a social development programme for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or related social communication difficulties. Debi Richmond’s 10-year-old son Adam, who has High Functioning Asperger’s Syndrome, improved his social awareness through attending the sessions. “He …

Could This Study Help Explain Why Some People with Autism Engage in Aggressive Behavior?

People with autism sometimes exhibit challenging behaviors—one of the most difficult of which is aggression. This behavior is challenging enough when people with autism are children, but as they get older, it can become even more difficult because they are bigger and harder to control. We are in need of answers. What causes aggression in people with autism? And how can it …