Daniel started playing video games when he was 18 months old. Paint wasn't enough to keep his attention.
" I think it brings a level of authenticity that is unmatched," Director Jesse Cramer said.
In the film 'Circles', the main character Ollie has autism. In real life, so does the actor who plays Ollie, 16-year-old Sam Seidel. In the movie, Ollie best friend at school is moving away, and he has trouble expressing his feelings.
During IEP season the stakes are high. Parents and Teachers alike go into those meetings full of ideas and emotions.
Parents, learn how your child can earn the Disability Awareness Merit Badge. If your child participates in either Girls Scouts of America or Boy Scouts
Do you feel panicky, anxious, nervous, unfocused when you forget your smartphone?
Do you have difficulty thinking without your tablet? Do you feel you can't function without your smartphone?
Do you have Separation Anxiety Disorder as a result of over reliance on your electronic communication devices?
Review research from the University of Missouri study: "The Extended iSelf: The Impact of iPhone Seperation on Cognition, Emotion and Physiology": in the Journal of Computer Mediated-Communication.
Hear from two siblings of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) as they share their perspectives on sibling support.
When kids experience illnesses, medical procedures, or scary doctor visits, they may respond in ways that affect their social emotional development or interrupt their daily functioning.
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Teenager Mikey Allcock just started painting a year ago. He was diagnosed with severe autism at age two. He started speaking at age 10. He still has limited verbal and communication skills. Mikey has a gift for painting!
How to move from Acquiantance to BFF, from Instrumental conversation to true communication, from Acquiantanceship to Friendship
Determining Placement of a Child on Special Education or "504"
"..., it is important to choose appropriately from the different levels of federally mandated services now available in school programs."
Can a parent provide meaningful autism therapy? Is do-it-yourself therapy right for you?
"When your child is diagnosed with autism -- ... - life seems to go into overdrive."
"It's not easy to take on a whole new world of responsibilities while also providing your employer with your full time, focused attention. "
"You may not be able to change the way autism affects your child -- but there are some things you can change, for the better! These Resolutions for Autism Parents May Make Life Easier, Happier, and More Fun"