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When Teachers Do Not Understand Autism

by Heather Brummett on October 1, 2012

Today I had an experience and I realized that all teachers do not understand Autism and they need to be educated. My son has high functioning autism. This means he can go to a normal or “mainstream” school and do normal activities but he is not like the other children. He is only 3 so he only [...]


One of the main characteristics of people diagnosed with Asperger’s is their lack of social skills. Although they are often academically advanced, they often have difficulty understanding social cues which make it difficult for them to interact with others and to develop friendships. Due to this, they tend to shy away from social interactions and [...]


For parents with an autistic child dining out as a family is often a rare event. At home the child is enveloped in a place of structure and routine which ensures comfort, dining out is rapt with unpredictable situations which can prove to be stressful and ultimately overwhelming for the family. Before Going Out To [...]


Autistic children often have difficulty understanding social cues from others. As such, they may tend to engage in behaviors that may not be socially accepted. For example, they may not understand that touching or hugging strangers is not only socially unacceptable but it may also not be safe for him. If your child tends to [...]


Here are some writing guidelines which you need to follow when creating your own social story: 1. Write the social story in present tense. To help your child identify with the social story that you have written, it is very important that you write it using present tense. Always use words that correspond to his [...]


Tips to Writing Your Own Social Stories

by Katherine on October 28, 2011

Social stories are an effective way to help your autistic child learn social skills. If you want to learn how to write social stories for your child, you need to be aware that there are certain specific guidelines that you need to follow in order to create an effective story that will help your child [...]


Choosing Activities for Your Autistic Child

by Katherine on October 19, 2011

It is often not easy to teach an autistic child to mingle or to join the activities of other children. As such, you should never force your child to do things that he does not particularly like. And because they are unable to read social cues, keep in mind that there may be some games [...]


Teaching Your Child Social Skills

by Katherine on October 8, 2011

Through the eyes of an autistic child, things often appear differently. They do not view things in the same way that the others do and because of this, they often do not learn the same way. This is why autistic children need to be guided and taught when it comes to social skills. Social skills [...]


New Toy Developed for Autistic Children

by Katherine on July 1, 2011

Developing friendship and playing with other children are just some of the things that a child with autism is having difficulty with. Although they would like to join other children and play with them, they do not seem to have the necessary skills needed to encourage friendship with other children. They cannot understand social cues [...]


Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome

by Katherine on June 29, 2011

It is often not easy to tell whether a child has a Asperger’s syndrome. In fact, in most cases, it often goes undiagnosed for years and is only detected when a child goes to school. Here are some of the symptoms that you need to watch out for if you suspect that your child has [...]

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