Discover the Best Way to Talk To Yourself (On the Autism Spectrum)

She was blind.  She was deaf.  She was enraged.  She was a problem child no-one wanted to deal with. Until, after a long series of teaching moments, Annie Sullivan taught Helen Keller how to communicate.  Because of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller learned not only to communicate, but went on to become one of the wisest […]

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What Is ODD?

 Years ago, a speaker taught a class on parenting difficult kids.  At the time, I worked on a psychiatric adolescent unit.  Many of the teenagers who came to the unit were angry and defiant.  They wanted nothing to do with their parents.  And the parents were often frustrated, worn out, and burnt out. I heard […]

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3 Physical Presence HOW TO’s For Social Communication

Can an individual with an autism spectrum condition learn how to navigate the social world?  Here are some tips for social communication. I’m featuring one of my favorite autism spectrum books today. I’ve referred to it in other articles I have written, and I love it for the simple fact that it details the WHAT […]

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Do You Recognize the Gifts of Children With Aspergers?

Children with Aspergers have unique gifts and thinking patterns.  Dr. Grandin has her PhD in Animal Science, and is the author of multiple books on autism.  She is a professor at Colorado State University, and has become an advocate and spokesperson for persons with Autism and Aspergers. Dr. Grandin argues for neurodiversity.   Neurodiversity is […]

Get Rid of Aspergers School Homework Problems Once and For All

Aspergers School Homework Problems I apologize.  This article won’t get rid of Aspergers school homework problems once and for all. However, if you apply the parenting homework strategies I’ve outlined in this post, there’s a great chance that your child’s homework problems will become less frequent over time. Sure, you can love your child when […]