Why People with Autism Have a High Suicide Risk–And What You Can Do to Prevent It

Suicide. The word itself has a dark, chilling ring to it. It’s a force that prematurely cuts off lives that would have been otherwise filled with unlimited possibilities. It goes against the will to survive, one of our strongest instincts—meaning the trouble facing a victim feels worse than death itself. To them, there appears to be no better option. Rational thought is …

How To Spot Autism In Your Infant

Early diagnosis of autism plays a big role in successfully treating some of the most difficult symptoms of this developmental disorder. There is no doubt about it; the prevalence of autism in the United States has gotten the attention of many parents. Although there are still many unanswered questions about this developmental disorder, there are a few things we know …

3 ways students with autism benefit from art, music and recreation

How sensory, auditory and physical expression and stimulation can aid students with autism in their development. According to curriculum therapists, multi-disciplinary sessions appeal to students’ creativity, are relevant to their everyday lives, and help them acquire important skills—especially students with autism. In a recent webinar, “Art, Music & Recreational Therapy: Incorporating Creative Approaches for Students with Autism,” Courtney Carnes, MS, …