Wednesday , August 23 2017

New TV drama to focus on a family who have a child with autism

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A one-hour drama about a family with a young child who has just been diagnosed with autism is headed to television. SundanceTV will air the six-episode series “The A-Word” later this year. Pediatrics publishes research & guidelines on autism-related health issues The journal Pediatrics published a special supplement on medical, mental health and behavioral …

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How To Design a Calming Room for Kids with autism

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Children on the autism spectrum need special kinds of surroundings, says interior designer Carolyn Feder. These kids have sensory overload, she stresses, so they function best in spaces that exude calm. When designing spaces for them,  “I like to think that I lessen the visual noise that surrounds us,” says …

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How to Deal With Adults Who Have ADD

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Although there exists much controversy about whether attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a “real” psychiatric disorder or a personality variant, most of us know kids and adults that struggle with structure, organization, impulse control and lateness. Despite these challenges, they might also be extremely creative and bright. Nevertheless, an individual’s …

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Sam the Starbucks barista with autism serves up grande moves

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A teenage barista is livening up the daily grind at a Toronto Starbucks with a few funky moves. Sam, a high school student with autism, served up a beverage while dancing throughout in a video that has captured hearts and views. The 17-year-old uses dancing to cope with a disorder in which he experiences …

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How to Recognize the Characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome

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Asperger’s Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder that can range from mild to severe. People with Asperger’s have a normal IQ, and many exhibit exceptional skill or talent in a particular area. Weaknesses can be remediated with specific types of therapy. Adults with Asperger’s can have friends, relationships, families and happy …

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How to Teach Social Skills to Children With Autism

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Children that have Autism often have great difficulty in social situations. What comes naturally to most children does not come naturally to children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lack of social skills makes it difficult for these children to make and keep friends and can lead to social isolation. Learn …

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How to Become a Teacher of Children With Autism

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Teaching children with developmental disorders like autism can be very challenging, but it can also be extremely rewarding. Autistic children, according to the National Institutes of Health Fact Sheet, have a neurodevelopmental disorder that prevents them from having normal social interactions with others, impairs their communication skills and results in …

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