I wish someone had intervened…
Above: Conventional school made this creative-creature very, very miserable. Every time I read this story, I get a bit emotional... Gillian was only eight years old, but her future was already at risk. Her schoolwork was a disaster, at least as far as her teachers were concerned. She turned in assignments late, her handwriting was…
How Asperger's Works
This is how Asperger's works. Learn more about Defense Mode below: Sign up for a free Defense Mode web class: https://www.aspergerexperts.com/DefenseModeClas...
How Stress Is Making You Lose Your Mind
Stress is affecting your brain much more than you think. Sure, you've experienced the distraction, forgetfulness, negativity or anxiety that comes from...
National Autism Association - Autism Safety Initiative - Our mission is providing resources, education, advocacy, awareness and support - Wandering - 12 Ways to Prevent, and Respond to, Asd Wandering
National Autism Association provides education and resources to keep our loved ones with autism safe from wandering, elopement, bullying, abuse, restraint and seclusion.
The Best Strategies for Calming Autistic Tantrums and Meltdowns
There is a difference between an autistic meltdown and an autistic tantrum. In this article, learn the difference between each and which calming strategies work for tantrums and meltdowns.
10 tips for getting your Autistic child through a haircut.
For many parents of children with Autism, getting their haircut can be a traumatic experience for both them and their child. It is a task that needs to be done but the thought of it fill us parents with dread
Sensory Eating is not Picky Eating
I want you to imagine that you are a kid once again, maybe ten or eleven years old. You are sitting down in the evening with your family for dinner. The table is set, and your parents bring out what will be tonight's entree: a cut of cold, raw chicken breast. It's slimy pink mass…
Do Sensory Processing Issues Get Better Over Time? | Child Mind Institute
The answer is yes. Sensory processing issues don't go away, but with the help of OTs, as kids get older they learn skills to manage them better, so they aren't as impairing.
Autistic Home Decorating: Make your home autism friendly - Friendship Circle - Special Needs Blog
You know you’ve entered an autism-friendly home when…. The toilet paper is not where you expected it to be, and the paper towels are locked up. There’s a swing in the middle of the living room, and instead of chairs or a sofa, there are piles of pillows everywhere. Instead of family photos, there are... View Article
Helping Asperger’s Teens To Survive and Thrive: 15 Key Steps
For children with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism (HFA), change is hard; all their lives they have struggled with the confusing and troubling nature of the highly changeable world around them — then suddenly, with the advent of the teen years, the changes become internal, too.
I Did 14 Adorable Illustrations That Share Important Facts About Mental Health
For Mental Health Awareness Month, I did 14 illustrations about important statistics surrounding mental health. I wanted to raise awareness about the reality of how many people are affected by mental illness so that they are more informed and to help them feel less alone. Some of these statistics are shockingly high, and I learned a lot about mental health and all the resources out there for people like me, who are struggling with depression and anxiety.