8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Autism

8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Autism 7) 6) 5) 4) 3) 2) Learn more about our wandering resources here. In addition, Autism Speaks is partnered with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to help keep our loved ones safe. You can learn more about our partnership here. 1) What facts do you think we should add next …

I Had No Idea This Behavior Was So Common Among Children with Autism — Now I Know How to Help!

Wandering is common among neurotypical toddlers and young children, and it is often short-lived — however, for children and adults with autism, the behavior can continue for years, with nearly fifty percent of all children on the autism spectrum engaging in the behavior. Individuals on the spectrum often have difficulties with sensory input, communication, and safety awareness, which can lead to …

What Happens When Parents Get Too Old to Care for Adult Children with Autism?

Over 19,000 adults in Singapore are diagnosed with autism. Unfortunately, there are no specialized homes for adults on the spectrum, so they share living quarters in institutions like Bishan Home, one of five residential homes for intellectually disabled individuals in Singapore. The staff there care do their best to handle their specialized needs, but their training may not be specialized …