Autistic Students Regain their Appetites

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Autistic children often experience a sensory overload when eating, and therefore may be picky when it comes to mealtime. One chef is aiming to ease their anxieties by introducing them to a world of new foods. Continue reading

The Easiest Thing You’ll Do All Day- ICareTV is Just A Click Away!

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Shema Kolainu’s Autism Webinar portal, iCareTV, provides what our global community truly needs to make the next step towards improving the lives of those with autism. Continue reading

Autism Parenting: High Stress, High Rewards

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Mothers of adolescents and adults with autism show signs of chronic stress similar to soldiers in combat and struggle with recurring fatigue and work interruptions, new studies report. These mothers also devote significantly more time caregiving than those with non-disabled children. Continue reading

Difficulties Faced by Women and Autism

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Many women don’t seek a diagnosis at all, or are told that they have completely different personality disorders or mental illnesses. Misdiagnosis, and lack of any diagnosis, of women with autism is common due to two factors: gender stereotypes and unintended discrimination in research studies. Continue reading

Apraxia and Autism Often Go Hand in Hand

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Researchers have been examining the relationship between apraxia, a rare neurological speech disorder, and autism. In a three-year study, 64% of children with autism also had apraxia. Continue reading

New Lego Therapy to Help Build Communication

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The idea is that using Legos will encourage children to have more meaningful interaction and communication with their peers. Children with autism are often attracted to this kind of toy because it’s systematic, and building with them uses elements of predictability in a highly structured way. Continue reading