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Northern Ireland’s first autism-friendly town has been confirmed

Newcastle in Co Down has been named as Northern Ireland’s first ‘autism-friendly’ town. The seaside town is to receive a boost to both equality provision and tourism as a result. Newcastle already has good support for people with the condition and plans are now being put in place to build NI’s first autism-specific holiday home. Research by Autism Initiative NI …

Malls Are Starting Autism-Friendly Santa Hours

Tis the season of crazy shopping and decorating and preparing to send cards and gifts to extended family. The cards you send need to be on-point — it’s probably the only photo of your kids these people will see all year — so you dress them in matching outfits and hit the mall. Kill two birds with one stone: get …

34 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for Adults with Autism

Autism should not become a hindrance when it comes to finding and retaining employment as one grows older. The disorder could affect everything from the ability to separate the senses to the onset of meltdowns parents are often faced with. Certain factors like pollution could aggravate the risk of birthing an autistic child while the bright lights and large crowds …

How to Discipline an Autistic Child

  It can be difficult for a parent to determine the best way to manage their child’s unwanted behaviour. This can be even more difficult when the child is autistic. It is important that as a parent of an autistic child, you recognise that discipline is more than just punishing a child for “naughty” behaviour, but modifying bad behaviour into …