What Everybody Ought To Know About Relating on the Autism Spectrum

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TranslatorI remember watching a show called Northern Exposure.  One of the characters in the TV show was a “Bubble Man” who could not live outside his bubble because his immune system could not handle regular germs. I wonder how many individuals on the autism spectrum sometimes feel this way: allergic to the confusion that comes [...]

Autism Aspergers: What Do You See In The Crystal Ball?

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TranslatorHere are some questions many parents have when they find out their child is diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum is, “Will he get married?”  “Will she live on her own?”  “Will s/he be able to get a job?” Is there a crystal ball you can peer into to predict how life will be [...]

Do You Underestimate Your Child’s Potential?

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TranslatorParenting children is a noble calling.  So is parenting children on the autism spectrum. “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” Helen Keller The following article was a guest post from Chantal Sicile-Kira. She originally wrote this article [...]

Teaching Children With Asperger’s About Personal Space: Here’s How

TranslatorChildren on the autism spectrum aren’t the only kids who can benefit from learning about the concept of personal space.  Children with ADD and ADHD also struggle with understanding the importance of physical boundaries when relating to other children. I’m sharing this article that I wrote as an E-Zine article a while back.  Based on [...]

Temple Grandin’s Teaching Tips for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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TranslatorTeachers, counselors, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and parents and relatives all need teaching tips for children on the autism spectrum.  I was delighted to come across an article at the Autism Research Institute written by no other than Temple Grandin!  Since she is a college professor and also is gifted with autism, I thought that [...]