10 facts about autism spectrum disorder: April is Autism Awareness Month
Almost half – 46 percent -- of children identified with autism spectrum disorder has average to above average intellectual ability.
'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum
Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism.
15 People on the Autism Spectrum Describe What a Meltdown Feels Like
"That tiny part of my brain that is still capable of rational thought keeps thinking, 'Why am I doing this? Calm down, control it!' But I can't control it."
Why Autism Spectrum Disorder Is Still So Misunderstood
With a lost generation being diagnosed in adulthood, we’re learning that autism is more common than once assumed
Help Wanted: People on Autism Spectrum to Solve Cybersecurity Crisis
To face a new threat to our nation, we need the contributions of all kinds of minds.
Helpful Holiday Tips for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparing and planning early for the holidays can help you relieve some of the holiday stress. Here are a few helpful tips from our partner, The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. … Continue reading Helpful Holiday Tips for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders →
I was 35 when I discovered I'm on the autism spectrum. Here's how it changed my life.
I knew, on some level, that I was autistic by the time I was in fifth grade.
Students on the autism spectrum are often as smart as their peers — so why do so few go to college?
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Richard was one of the brightest kids in his high school class. His parents figured college was the next step, but that dream was nearly cut short in his first semester. Miscommunication with a professor resulted in an argument over handing in a paper he wasn’t finished with. Richard stormed in …
10 Celebrities With Children on the Autism Spectrum
These 10 celebrities have kids on the spectrum. Find out what they are doing to help the cause!
What You Should Know About Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism spectrum disorders are a problem for many people. But what exactly are they and what can you do to help someone who has it?
How people with autism spectrum disorders understand idioms and other figures of speech
How do children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) understand idioms and other figures of speech? A 4.15 million euro EU project based out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is examining the links between language and perception in autistic individuals as just one of 15 cross-disciplinary projects designed to bring a better understanding to how our perception and language interact and change over time and in individuals.
Why I'm Thankful for My Parents as an Adult on the Autism Spectrum
The power of music: How a local child on the autism spectrum found his voice
Daniel Brundidge, a then 4-year-old Houston non-verbal child with autism, became viral in 2019 after his mom caught him humming to the Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ hit song “Old Town Road.”
Virtual reality game teaches people with autism how to drive
Researchers at Vanderbilt University are looking to virtual reality to help people on the autism spectrum learn to drive.
Myths & Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder
There are a lot of misconceptions circulating about individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) eParent special needs resource
Lodi police learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder
While half of the Lodi Police Department Patrol Division officers were helping a lost 10-year-old boy with special needs find his way safely back to Millswood Middle School last Wednesday morning, the other half attended a training seminar on Autism Spectrum Disorder, a developmental disorder that can impair a person’s communication or social interaction skills.
What You Must Know About Eating Disorders and the Autism Spectrum
Some individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have eating issues. Eating Recovery Center's Lisa Geraud discusses autism, ARFID and anorexia.
What does it mean to be on the autism spectrum?
Published Apr. 19, 2018 Autism is more than a single disorder Autism rates have risen since researchers first started tracking the disorder back in 2000. Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in 68 children has autism, or one in every 42 boys and one in every 189 girls But while the number of diagnoses is increasing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that autism is on the rise. Many researchers believe this increase comes primarily from an improvement in…
Reading Together: Tips for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Whether your child has mild or severe Autism Spectrum Disorder, making reading a fun activity can help your child's learning and social skills. You'll find sharing books together can be a good way to connect with your son or daughter. Reading also helps your child's language development and listening skills.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Parent’s Guide to Symptoms and Diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum
An easy-to-understand guide to autism spectrum disorders, including common symptoms.