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Activities for Low Functioning People With Autism

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Low-functioning people with autism often engage in self-stimulating behaviors such as rocking back and forth in their seats, flicking fingers in front of their eyes or putting objects in their mouths. Sensory activities provide the stimulation that their nervous systems seem to be seeking. At the same time, fine-motor motor …

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How I Told My Daughter That Her Brother Has Autism

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  Natalie was about six or seven when she first began noticing her brother’s quirks. Before that, he was just another cool kid in the house to amuse her.     And then one day she asked me, “Why does Tommy flop on his bed over and over again?” It’s …

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Police dog rescues lost boy with autism in the woods

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VICTORY TOWNSHIP, MICH. – Cash, Mason County Sheriff’s Office K-9, rescued a 4-year-old boy with autism who was lost in the woods Thursday, Oct. 6. According to the Mason County Press, police were dispatched at 3:58 p.m. to a report of a missing boy in the 4000 block of North …

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10 Strategies for Calming a Child with Autism

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  Children with autism are frequently overstimulated by lights, sounds and touch. They may become frustrated and overwhelmed when routines change. They may want to eat only certain foods and become agitated when that food isn’t available. As any parent of a child with ASD will tell you, there are …

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Teaching Safety Skills To Children With Autism

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Teaching safety skills to children with autism is imperative in our rapidly changing unsafe world. Most children have this inate sense of danget that keeps them relatively safe.  Our children with autism lack any sense of danger which inherently puts them in more danger than the average child.  As with …

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Autism and The Future of Neurodiversity

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Steve Silberman is a writer and contributing editor for Wired, and the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity (which will be out in paperback on the 23rd). He gave aTED Talk on the forgotten history of autism, and recently spoke before the United Nations on the …

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