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6 Ways to Connect With Your Child With Autism

Autism, or the autism spectrum disorder, is a condition that is usually diagnosed early in a child’s life and continues throughout childhood and adulthood. It is a neuro-developmental condition with a cause that is not easy to pinpoint, with factors including genetics, infections, and chemical exposure. In simpler, broader terms, autism is caused by radically different wiring in a […]

Autism and Family Involvement

Content in this blog post: Parent Input and Communication in the Treatment Process Parental Training and Early Intervention Support from Siblings and Extended Family Most parents are aware that treating their child’s autism spectrum disorder and supporting their growth will be a lifelong mission. Once parents get past the initial shock and the difficult feelings […]

Autism and Learning Disabilities

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can share many traits with, or occur alongside learning disorders, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. The same is true of non-verbal learning disorders, which may affect a child’s academic and social skills. As many as 10 percent of children have some kind of learning disorder.[i] Is Autism a Learning Disorder? […]

Autism and Unique Hobbies

Content in this blog post: What Causes Restricted Interests in Autism? Are Restrictive Interests the Same as Compulsions? How Special Interests Can Lead to Personal Growth Incorporating Special Interests into Treatment When Can Special Interests Pose Problems for the Individual? Restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests, or RRBs, are very common in people with autism […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sibling Dynamics

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder which can be greatly challenging for those on the spectrum, as well as for their families and loved ones. ASD’s effects on communication and socialization skills can be difficult for all members of a family. Siblings of children with ASD can sometimes feel confused, distanced, or isolated […]

Autism, Touch, and Affection

Content in this blog post: Understanding the Response to Affection A Range of Emotional Expression in Children with Autism Autism and Reactions to Physical Touch Affection in Children on the Spectrum How Parents Can Help Friends and Family Show Care and Affection Autism Treatment at Spectrum of Hope When you raise a child with autism, […]

Common Autism-Related Health Conditions

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder with a number of associated signs and behaviors. These can include social difficulties, delays in language development, issues with motor control, and cognitive struggles. The presentation of ASD varies greatly among individuals with the condition. The same holds true for a host of physical, mental, and behavioral […]

Developing Daily Living Skills for Those on the Spectrum

Content in this blog post: Improving the Quality of Life Developing Daily Living Skills as an Adolescent Autism and Life Skills Individualized Treatment Options for Skill Building How Parents Can Help their Adolescent and Adult Children Practice Life Skills Improving the Quality of Life Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition which many people […]

Explaining an Autism Diagnosis to Your Child, Family, and Friends

A diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a child can be an overwhelming experience for parents. One of the first questions many parents have in such situations is how – and when – to tell the child, siblings, friends, family members, and other loved ones about the diagnosis. Parents often fear misunderstandings, awkwardness, and […]

Helping a Child with Autism Communicate

The term ‘autism’ was first coined by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who based it on the Greek word autos, meaning ‘self’. According to Bleuler, people with autism were self-absorbed within their own private world and were nigh-unreachable from the outside. Autism was not well understood in these days, and Eugen’s term was the first to try and […]

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