Choosing a College When You’re Neurodiverse | Psychology Today

One thing about college–the learning experience is what you make of it. You can learn just as much in a virtual reality lab at a local school as you can in a VR lab at MIT. The MIT degree will mean a lot more when you go looking for work, but it won’t mean anythingContinue reading “Choosing a College When You’re Neurodiverse | Psychology Today”

Connecting with Autistic Children

“I laughed when he laughed, sang when he sang, and made the same throat noises as him. I did the same when we were outside, not caring what the neighbours might think. Because in my experience, the key to connecting with autistic children is to communicate how they do.” – Chris Bonnello, author of AutisticContinue reading “Connecting with Autistic Children”

Fitbit-Like Device Shows Promise In Predicting Autism Aggression – Disability Scoop

“The ultimate goal is to develop a system that would transmit an alert and allow time to prepare for episodes… ‘What we’re attempting to do is shift the paradigm of how we approach this… If you know something is coming, it opens up all these options to intervene.’” – Matthew Siegel of the Maine Medical Center ResearchContinue reading “Fitbit-Like Device Shows Promise In Predicting Autism Aggression – Disability Scoop”

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism: New 1 in 59 CDC Autism Prevalence Rates Approach Reality

“What this report demonstrates most clearly is that ‘autistic people—of all ages, races, and genders–have always been here’; we just need to get better at finding them.” “When the United Kingdom conducted an adult prevalence study, it found the same rate of autism in adults as children, helping to debunk public hysteria over a so-calledContinue reading “Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism: New 1 in 59 CDC Autism Prevalence Rates Approach Reality”

The Real Reason You Don’t Believe I’m Autistic – The Autism Pastor

“Stereotypes, whether intentional or not, are the reason why I didn’t know I was autistic, and it’s the reason that most people don’t think I am autistic today. We have a lot of work to do to educate more people about autism. Autism can’t be reduced to how one externally functions in the eyes ofContinue reading “The Real Reason You Don’t Believe I’m Autistic – The Autism Pastor”

Autism Awareness Month Begins | Left Brain Right Brain

“One will read comments to the effect of ‘I didn’t see any autistics when I was a kid’. As in ‘autism is an epidemic! I didn’t see it when I was a kid’. Rather than take that on for the millionth time, let’s start autism awareness month with this: Thank you to those who changedContinue reading “Autism Awareness Month Begins | Left Brain Right Brain”

What Do April Fools’ Day and Autism Awareness Month Have in Common? – Stars on the Spectrum

“Kids with autism tend to be very literal and jokes and pranks require a level of language sophistication that is not natural for them…. April Fools’ Day can be confusing and upsetting to many children on the spectrum.” – Deborah Griffith of “Stars on the Spectrum” I love this little write-up on April Fool’s DayContinue reading “What Do April Fools’ Day and Autism Awareness Month Have in Common? – Stars on the Spectrum”

Social skills for autonomous people. — Social skills: noticing when repetition is communication

While we’re on the subject of nonverbal communication, I was reminded of this awesome little Tumblr post. via Social skills for autonomous people. — Social skills: noticing when repetition is communication

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Accessible Communication Bill of Rights

“Let’s make a clear and meaningful Communication Bill of Rights, an Accessible Communication Bill of Rights. One that can be read by the average American, by the 1 in 5 Americans that read at or below a fifth grade level, by students from grade three and up. Let’s add symbols to support understanding for thoseContinue reading “Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Accessible Communication Bill of Rights”

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