Monday , January 22 2018

Charities call for mandatory training on autism for all teachers

Letter calls on education secretary Nicky Morgan to include autism in revised teacher training framework Two autism charities have written a letter to the Guardian calling for all teachers in England to be trained in autism, saying that without this children with autism risk being misunderstood and marginalised. The letter …

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How to Relate to an Autistic Person

You may know an autistic person, and want to understand this individual and become friends. This can be very difficult because autism (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS) is characterized by varying degrees of social skills and communication differences. Autistic individuals have experiences that may be very different from yours, but there …

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How to Deal With a Boyfriend Who Has Asperger’s Syndrome

Autism, known clinically as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, is also sometimes referred to as Asperger Syndrome or PDD-NOS. It affects people in different ways. Some autistic people face extra challenges in romantic relationships, while others eschew them altogether. If you are in a relationship with an autistic person, you …

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How to Support an Autistic Person During Autism Awareness Month

April can be a very challenging month for autistic people, who face disaster rhetoric, praise for organizations that hurt them, calls for cures, and routine dehumanization. This can be very taxing on their mental health.[1][2] Here is how to help protect their self-esteem and keep their spirits high.  Part One …

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How to Discipline a Child with Autism

It can be difficult for a parent to determine the best way to manage their child’s unwanted behaviour. This can be even more difficult when the child is autistic. It is important that as a parent of an autistic child, you recognise that discipline is more than just punishing a …

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Benefits of Horse Therapy for Kids With Autism

The healing emotional bond between humans and horses has been recognized for thousands of years. In modern times, the horse is used by occupational, physical and speech therapists as a treatment tool in the specialty area of hippotherapy. Therapeutic riding instructors also help children with disabilities by teaching them how …

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Top 5 Sports for Kids with Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability affecting social and communication skills. Utah ranks higher than the national average, with one in 54 kids having ASD. Julia Connelly, Ph.D., a psychologist and the clinical …

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4 Ways to Recognize Signs of Autism in a Child

Autism is a spectrum disability, meaning that there are many different ways your child may manifest, or show, signs of autism across a wide spectrum of behaviours. The child with autism experiences disordered brain development that is typically demonstrated through difficulties or differences in intellectual ability, social interaction, nonverbal and …

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