As autistics, sometimes we hear things that we don’t care to hear like being told to do things we don’t want to do. For many years I would become a spoiled little brat and act out because these things were not the way that I wanted them to be. I had to learn that part of adulting is learning to accept the unpleasant and being able to tolerate those elements by using coping skills to manage their unpleasantness.
LAS VEGAS — Octavian Lither is often left waiting at the bus stop each morning to be transported to his northwest Las Vegas middle school.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Temple Grandin, an animal scientist and one of the most well-known and accomplished adults with autism, is working with Chattanooga-based Play & Park Structures to develop a line of playground equipment for children with autism.
November is Homeless Awareness Month. It is an issue I take very seriously. According to a 2015 Hud Survey 24% of the US identified as having a mental Illness. This is more likely to be prevalent in homeless individuals and as such Autism is later recognized, thus lacking proper training for the staff that support these fragile individuals.
New research points to a simple way to flag children at risk for autism that has the potential to cut the rate of false positives of traditional screening in half.
PITTSBURGH — When Katelyn Collins spotted a Harry Potter costume in August, she envisioned how perfect a lightning bolt would look peeking out from beneath her 7-year-old son’s Harry-like dark brown hair on Halloween night.
Eight years after overhauling its approach, Disney is once again rolling out a new system for accommodating visitors with disabilities at its theme parks.
Contrary to popular belief, Autistic People want to work, fairly and equally. We oftentimes can show our struggles or deficits more than our talents. Also those with marginal, and other barriers to employment face constant roadblocks to be a contribution to society not as a backstage piece, but one who is seen in the community and is recognized for their efforts.
AUSTIN, Texas — Is this autism? Is this anxiety? ADHD? Depression? A behavioral disorder? For parents of kids with autism, often the answer in day-to-day life is a combination of those things.Recent studies show a strong link between autism and a mental health condition.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Halloween can be thrilling and fun, but for many kids with autism it can be very overwhelming. Stephanie Ward from Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers joined FOX21 New… Source: Autism-friendly Halloween tips