April 20 Summary
Below are the items shared on April 20
Autism In History
I never set out to write about autism. My interest in the history of psychology and the human sciences directed me towards this subject and compelled me to reflect on the meaning of autism and its changes over time.
Some Doctors Still Dismiss Parents' Concerns About Autism
Most children with autism get diagnosed around age 5, when they start school. But signs of the developmental disorder may be seen as early as 1 year old.
Yet even if a parent notices problems making eye contact or other early signs of autism, some doctors still dismiss those concerns, a study finds, saying the child will "grow out of it." That can delay diagnosis and a child's access to therapy. More
Temple Grandin works to find 'can' in autism
The world needs all types of thinkers.
Temple Grandin's mind works visually, in a series of photographs. Some people with autism think verbally. Others fall elsewhere along the spectrum. More
Problem-Solving Skills for Hostile Teens on the Autism Spectrum
Addressing hostility and aggressiveness in teens with Asperger’s (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA) can be a frustrating and demanding process. The challenge for parents and teachers is to address the behavior in a constructive manner, rather than simply reacting to it. More
This Is What Sensory Overload Does to My Body
As an adult on the spectrum, I am often asked what a sensory overload feels like. I can tell you from my perspective what it feels like, as well as how I think you can help your child.
Here’s an example of an overload for me: More
THAT MOMENT WHEN YOUR CHILD GETS IT #AUTISM
It was a morning just like any other and Angel’s mom took him down to our building lobby to wait for the school bus. Angel loves to take a toy with him to play with during his bus ride. This time he chose his favorite orange ball. More
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