Monday , January 22 2018

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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Have Researchers Found the Neurological Mechanism that Causes Autism?

While most researchers agree that autism is triggered by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, no one has been able to pinpoint the triggered neurological mechanism that ultimately results in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, new research mayexplain this longstanding mystery. In the study, researchers found that the brains of …

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