Parties: How to Make Communication a Piece of Cake for Kids with Autism…/

While it’s true that any birthday girl or boy can open gifts and blow out candles, this very special event deserves special attention for your child with autism which may otherwise be overlooked. Age and Time Although they are usually able to tell you how old they are, some children with autism tend...
Training a child to use the potty can be hard—and teaching a child with autism to use the potty can be even harder. As we know, children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can take a little longer to master many everyday skills. From learning new routines, to knowing when it’s time to use...

This has been helpful with my own 4 year old who has been finding her emotions a little overwhelming.

How we react to our kids’ emotions has an impact on the development of their emotional intelligence.


A brain region that processes emotions tends to be smaller in children who have both autism and anxiety than in those who have autism alone.

If you are looking for a way to explain autism to your child's classmates, this article gives you some idea of how and also includes a few free resources you can download.
What are your tips?…/

It may be important to explain autism to the classmates. This might be done by the child's teacher with the parents' permission or...
People are calling us CRAZY for Giving Away These FULL colored HD Picture ASD Communication Cards for FREE! Hold your breath, coz there is MUCH more!
Kids with slow processing speed often feel anxious, and some develop an anxiety disorder. Learn about anxiety, slow processing speed and how to help your child.
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Tiffany N Jesse Stafford
May 19

I wanted to share the document I made for Ellie's transition meeting to gen-ed preschool.

Her team LOVED IT!! I followed the direction of the Person-Centered P...lanning / One Page Profile that the amazing Org FACT trains parents on!

I'm going to link the Person-Centered Plan info from FACT below, as well as a video on inclusion that I just watched this week and it gave me so much confidence and hope. Also more info on the site I used to create this document.💗

I'm SO LUCKY to have fellow parents to lean on who have been there before me, and the parents who are embarking on this adventure after me. Grateful is the only word I can think of right now!
#inclusion #weareinthistogether

UPDATE: here is a blog post with how I created this document:…/how-to-make-one-page-pr…

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Amazing Things Happen
March 24

An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It i...s intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by anyone but especially teachers and parents.

YouTube version (With subtitles in multiple languages)
Visit our website to watch in other languages:

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"I'm not faking being sick. I've been faking being well."

Back to basics....

As we have evolved a little bit in our use of AAC – I found that it was time to update some of our low tech options so that there was a consistent core communication board on all the low tech…

I have a child with ASD and believe an autism unit in every school is a basic must have along with trained tutors

934 signatures are still needed!
David Mcgrath just signed this petition on Change....

Great free visual resources to help address teach puberty.

Teaching Autism Puberty can be a difficult topic for parents and teens. The body and hormones are changing, the teen will experience different emotions and,

This looks like a useful resource for adults to develop communication skills.

OUT NOW: How to start, carry on and end conversations - by Paul Jordan

Do you know someone who has trouble making friends, or struggles to know what to say to s...tart a conversation?

Paul Jordan, who is on the autism spectrum, explains how to make sense of everyday social situations you might encounter at school, university or other group settings. Using just 65 simple words, the book helps you create 'scripts for thinking' that break conversations down into small chunks and help you to think of what to say.

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'[Paul Jordan] has developed a simple strategy for facilitating conversation that can greatly enhance the quality of life of someone who has Asperger's syndrome.'

- Professor Tony Attwood PhD

Ami Klin, director of Yale University's autism program, described females with autism as "research orphans". For years autism was seen as primarily a male diso...rder. Researchers are now asking whether girls with ASD are going undiagnosed, especially those at the high-functioning end of the spectrum.

We would like to include as many girls as possible in our registry so that we can shed more light on autism in girls and women. If you know anyone living in Kildare or Wicklow that has a girl with autism, please encourage them to get in touch with our research team. They can ring 01-8962144, email or message us here on the Facebook page.

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Families and individuals with autism play a critical role in helping researchers and clinicians better understand the disorder. Find out how you can

Lots of great activities and language learning opportunities within those activities.

Engaging autistic students is all about recognizing their strengths and interests. Amanda provides 14 creative activity ideas to build language and meaningful communication.

This looks interesting...For those looking to develop their skills and is free.

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