Tuesday , June 27 2017

Helping patients with autism navigate the stressful ER

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When you head to the emergency room, you almost expect stress — the long waits, the hubbub of other patients and the endless, seemingly discombobulated stream of doctors and nurses. But for patients with autism, a neurological disorder that affects communication and can make people sensitive to stimulation, that stress …

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10 Tips to Calm Down a Child with autism in Meltdown

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Possibly the most difficult and exhausting aspect of being a mother of an autistic child is dealing with meltdowns. Sometimes every day. Definitely at the wrong moments. Chances are, these meltdowns have kept you at home during family holidays, away from the merriment. Walking in a mall, even when not …

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How to Write Social Stories for Children With Autism

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Social Stories were first introduced in 1991 by Carol Gray, author and consultant to students with autism. These stories are written and visual guides that describe a situation, skill or concept as well as appropriate social responses and perspectives, according to Gray. The purpose of social stories is to help …

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Ellen Meets the Dancing Starbucks Barista

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Sam is a barista who has autism, and to help him focus, he dances his way through the workday. After a video of his dance moves went viral, Ellen had to meet this inspirational individual and his incredible boss in person.

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How to Diagnose Autism Early

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Autism is a developmental disorder with a wide range of symptoms. Many of these symptoms are shown through communication and language difficulties. It can be challenging to diagnose autism early on, but there are certain symptoms to look out for. In particular, there are symptoms you should look for at …

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How to Recognize Autism Symptoms in Yourself

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Do you think your quirkiness extends beyond social awkwardness? If so, you may be autistic. Autism is a highly complex neurological difference, but with thought and research, you can understand it. Part1 Observing the General Symptoms 1 Look at how you react to social cues. Autistic people have trouble understanding …

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The Power of Cats with Autistic Children

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For individuals with autism, getting through the day can be an overwhelming task. More than just overwhelming, the world can be over stimulating, isolating, and scary. Any parent who has experienced the difficulties their child endures every day knows the helpless feeling that is associated with the condition. For children …

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The Power of Cats with Autistic Children

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For individuals with autism, getting through the day can be an overwhelming task. More than just overwhelming, the world can be over stimulating, isolating, and scary. Any parent who has experienced the difficulties their child endures every day knows the helpless feeling that is associated with the condition. For children …

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How to Be a Good Friend to Someone Who Has Asperger’s Syndrome

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Asperger syndrome is a disability on the autism spectrum where the person finds social contact, friendships and handling sensory irritations very difficult. Despite all of this, they can be great friends—sincere, loyal, funny, and one of the best friends you’ve ever had. Here’s how to be a good friend to …

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