Category Archives: Autism & Asperger's Syndrome

Ready, Set, Potty!: Toilet Training for Children with Autism

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Five-day camp for kids ages 13-18 years old with Asperger�s, Autism, or ADHD, that stay at an alpine log cabin, snowshoe, snowtub, and much more that involves snow. For the person with Asperger's syndrome as well as parents and family members, life can sometimes feel lonely and tiring. Thus, for example, although population density, a choice to take folate supplements during pregnancy, or a host of other potential confounders ( Gray et al. 2013; Kalkbrenner et al. 2012 ) may be related to PM2.5 exposure, they would be expected to be equally related to PM2.5 exposure before or after pregnancy as during it.

The Child with Autism Goes to Florida: Hundreds of Practical

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Kids with Asperger syndrome can talk well but they get confused a lot because they do not understand the feelings that other people have. This helps to explain some of the commonly seen characteristics in children with autism such as "sideways" glance and decreased or no speech. This varies from person to person, but the potential is always there.

I just so happened to have been born with fluid/water on the brain- [which was drained by a doctor who essentially saved me from a life of diapers and drool...]
(BTW- I look normal/handsome and yes I do have somewhat of a vanity issue...

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration: Therapy for

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The paradigm occupation for such a cognitive profile is engineering. It has been an ehausting and challengin g journey. Ergo, if you believe that you have Asperger’s, or your quiz results point toward that possibility, it is your responsibility — to yourself, as well as those close to you — to seek the guidance and expertise of a medical/mental health professional. Apart from the various physical and mental impairments that people suffering from Down syndrome have to face every day, there are various other issues which can make their life harder too.

PREP FOR SOCIAL SUCCESS: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN

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People with Asperger's syndrome have some traits of autism. In a study of 1,397 children in the Czech Republic, gestational exposures to PM2.5 and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were associated with reduction in T cells and an increase in B lymphocytes in neonatal cord blood ( Hertz-Picciotto et al. 2005 ). For Parker, whose diagnosis came much later in life, the label had a "profound effect." Finally, at the age of 26, she received a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome (AS), a type of autism.

Biomedical Assessment Options for Children with Autism and

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However, the following ten behaviors are considered common early warning symptoms of autism in children… Children with autism often seem distant or disconnected to loved ones (for example, parents and siblings). Also getting it out there might help to destigmatize the condition. Other than the difference in their language development, people with high-functioning autism and people with Asperger's syndrome share many similar characteristics. Tim Page: I'm afraid I was a remote husband and an even more remote father.

The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art

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OAR publishes a monthly newsletter, The OARacle. Encourage your child to explore interests at home and at school. Tim Page: My guess -- and this is all that it is -- is that there are as many Gay Aspies as you would expect to find in any other portion of the population. Certain noises, textures, smells, and sights may really bother this person. For those looking for a certified ABA therapist in your area, feel free to check at the The Behavior Analyst Certification Board�, Inc. (BACB�).

Turning Inside Out

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Their link is http://www.socialthinking.com/ It won't be easy but there are a lot of resources available now. But while many Asperger's kids possess advanced vocabularies – often sounding like "little professors" — they can be extremely literal and have difficulty using language in a social context. "Chasen was formally diagnosed a couple of years ago with what they termed a form of autism," Schneider says. "Then it was refined to Asperger's.

Meditation for Aspies: Everyday Techniques to Help People

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When I was little, if it could be made from paper, tape, and cardboard, it got built. Both highly recommended.' 'What an absolutely charming book! Research around video modeling goes back more than two decades. Small talk remains a foreign concept to Asperger’s kids. On the other hand, the emotional and social challenges of the mainstream school setting can be extremely taxing for AS children and their teachers. At one point, a research request for volunteers with the condition had given Yale a roster of more than 800 families and individuals across the country.

Infectious Behavior: Brain-Immune Connections in Autism,

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Other good starting points for parents of a newly diagnosed child: Autism Speaks offers a comprehensive book called the First 100 Days Kit —a tool to assist families in getting the critical information they need in the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis. Topics include prayer requests, education, PDD/autism, open discussion and more. Benjamin was supposed to read his poem aloud to the class the following day, but upon waking up that morning, his anxiety took over and he instead stayed home.

The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes

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The child with Asperger's Syndrome related: "Back through time, uhm, uhm, at my Grandma's, uh, it was (pause) back through time. Living well on the spectrum: how to use your strengths to meet the challenges of Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism / Gaus, Valerie L. -- New York: Guilford Press, 2011. Growing up is one of the hardest jobs we will ever have. He currently attends Montera Middle School and we expect him to go on with the ASIP program to Skyline for high school. Now add the symptoms of Auditory Processing Disorder and you have the dynamic duo of being uncoordinated on many levels, and being awkward in social settings and learning arenas.