How Art Therapy Is Helping Children with Autism Express Themselves

For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), art can be an ideal means of expression. Researchers and leaders in the field of autism education, like Temple Grandin, have done well to explain that individuals with ASD tend to think visually. “I have noticed that children with autism think in pictures,” art therapist Theresa Van Lith told Artsy. “So it’s a natural …

10 Things People with Autism Want You to Know

Here are things kids, teenagers, and adults with autism want you to know about our community. “If you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one individual with autism.” – Stephen M. Shore “Autistic people want love, relationships and marriage just like everyone else, and are able to maintain a successful marriage.” – Anita Lesko “Everyone has strengths and weaknesses – it’s …

My Autism Makes Me Different, Not Less

I am autistic, but autism doesn’t define me. My social difficulties don’t mean I can’t have friends. My lack of eye contact doesn’t mean I don’t care. I’m not a picky eater, I just struggle with food. I’m not melting down for attention; I’m trying to gain control and regulate. I don’t like to be late, but sometimes transitioning from …