Wednesday , October 18 2017

12 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With Autism

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When I speak about growing up with autism to different organizations, schools and businesses, it’s often a surprise for people to hear that I’m on the autism spectrum. When I was a kid, I was considered on the severe end of the spectrum, from things such as being nonverbal until …

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Boy with autism gets DJ surprise at nightclub

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A boy with autism got a special surprise from an unlikely place — a Seattle nightclub. “You know I think I’m going to learn to DJ some day and it’ll be great,” said 8-year-old Noah Johnson. Noah, who has high-functioning autism, recently drew pictures of his favorite DJs. His mom …

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My Christmas Wish as a Person With Autism

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As I sit in front of the crackling fireplace with my beloved husband, I think of all the millions of individuals with autism around the world. The vast majority of them are not as fortunate as I am to have someone in their life who loves them and to love …

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How Is Sensory Processing Disorder Different From Autism?

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Your child hates loud noises, is very sensitive to certain food textures, and doesn’t transition from one activity to another very well. Your thoughts immediately turn to autism, and you start wondering if your child is on the spectrum. But instead, they are diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, a condition …

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Woman delays her flight to help man with autism at airport

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A Texas woman shared a heartfelt post on Facebook about a wonderful experience at an airport. Shaina Murry said she was at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, about to look for her gate, when she spotted a man on the floor. “It was clear something was wrong, I just didn’t know what,” …

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3 Ways to Help Autistic Children with Echolalia

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Echolalia is the repetition of certain words or phrases spoken by someone else, either immediately after the words were said, or later on. It is often described as parrot-like mimicry. For instance, when asked, “Do you want some juice?” a child with echolalia may answer, “Want some juice?” Echolalia is, …

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