This is great information! It may not apply to a non-verbal, or communication challenged student, but for those who can make their wishes known, being a self advocate is important…http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2015/03/25/7-ways-to-bring-self-advocacy-to-your-next-iep/
Autism Village is a new “app” that helps families of autistic people find autism friendly services for them.
It’s just getting started and they are looking for feedback from those who have loved ones on the spectrum. Now’s a great time to check it out and help make it the best app around for families who have a loved on with ASD!http://autismvillage.com/
My granddaughter, Rory, and I have completed her
book. “Rory’s Story, having an autistic brother” will be available in April. Watch for the Amazon.com link to be posted soon!
Of course any new idea is pricey when it first comes out, but this is a great idea! Obviously, if you need it, you’ll get it now and pay the high price, but if you can wait a bit I’m guessing the prices will come down.
As the inventor states…
“GPSing in the clothes is going to become the norm,” Thierry said. “Hear me now, believe me later.”
Check out the article on Huffington Post… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/18/autism-gps-device_n_6705368.html
This article posted today and talks about new understanding of the protein, brain, genes connection. http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2015/01/07/duke-research-finds-clue-to-causes-of-autism.html
This study appears to be in agreement with one being done earlier at Columbia Universityhttp://expressionsofanonverbalchild.com/children-with-autism-appear-to-have-excess-synapses/
Gotta love it when research agrees!
As Christmas draws near, and the hype heightens, this UK based webpage has some wonderful tips to help you be proactive in helping your autistic child have a Merry Christmas!http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/at-home/coping-with-christmas/ten-ideas-for-a-happy-christmas.aspx
This is a great story board for those of you with older children. It could be a great tool in helping them understand all the hustle and bustle of today…http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/docs/thanksgiving_social_story.pdf
We hope everyone has an enjoyable Thanksgiving!
I have not read this yet, but the American Health Review, Autism Strategies for Parents, and Dr. Phil are all saying positive things about “The Autism Answer
“ – and you can download it for FREE. Worth checking out!
Get information about the book and the free download at the link below…
This is a scary
Thankfully it ended well and the mother has gone on to form a support group for young girls with ASD.
BUT… this could
have ended in disaster. My grandson would be one who wanders off, not intentionally but because he saw something of interest to him and headed towards it. I know how scared this mother must have been.
Unfortunately, this is not the first story I’ve heard about a school losing a child.
Please make sure your school is taking the proper precautions and monitoring your child at all times. http://www.thedurhamnews.com/2014/10/13/4230488_missing-autistic-girl-is-returned.html?rh=1
No, this post is not national news, but it is wonderful
news, just the same.
Since Connor has started imitating, he is slowly becoming a tiny bit verbal.
Those of you who have a non-verbal child/grandchild will completely understand my joy and excitement…
This past weekend, our grandson said (his version of) “Bumpy!” I was tickled pink, as you will hear.
There is a little tongue in cheek humor here, but if you have a child who is constantly switching apps up, or replaying the same one over and over, you understand how this could be useful information…http://autism-daddy.blogspot.com/2014/09/ipad-survivalsanity-tricks-for-autism.html
Healthyday.com reported the findings of a new study that suggests (eventually) there may be a medication that could correct the extra synapses they suggest exist in the brain of a child with ASD.
I’m not sure I completely agree that these children have been “cured”, as it mentions still having some slight lingering characteristics, BUT …. it’s a very interesting article (that’s why I’m sharing it – grin)…http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/magazine/the-kids-who-beat-autism.html?_r=0
We are so thankfully our grandson has started to imitate (or mirror). it has opened his world up just a little bit more!
This article is very interesting for those families with non-verbal children! http://www.autismdailynewscast.com/new-hope-for-children-with-autism-who-never-learn-to-speak/14469/adn/
Posting as an FYI:
Oh my goodness! I wouldn’t allow this very extreme therapy to be used on my grandson. http://www.thenanfang.com/blog/chongqing-doctor-claims-hate-therapy-can-cure-children-of-autism/
So excited to read about the SPEAKall App. I will definitely check this out with my grandson.http://wlfi.com/2014/06/25/purdue-app-gives-kids-with-autism-their-own-voice/
We were playing a speaking game just last week…
If you have a child that may wander off, here are some great tips from a blog posted on ColoradoMoms.com… http://coloradomoms.com/specialneeds/autism-and-wandering-off-six-tips-to-help-prevent-the-unthinkable/
This was originally posted last month, by three different sources. In case you didn’t catch it, it’s valuable information about siblings and autism. Good stuff!http://www.wral.com/autism-month-fostering-strong-sibling-relationships/13584824/
Wow, I had seen the short video clips about how a father communicated to his son using Disney characters, but I had not seen this CBS news report about it. Thanks go out to my mom for sending me this information!
This is worth the time to watch. Talks about the importance of reaching an autistic child through the things they love.
Many ASD children, especially non-verbal, have more going on in their brain than we give them credit for.
Technology can help draw that knowledge out and open up their world!
WRAL.com recently posted an article about the current top 10 rated apps for ASD children.
Check it out! http://www.wral.com/autism-month-10-highly-rated-apps-for-children-with-autism/13557110/
In regards to children with autism, I often say…
- Be aware
- Be informed
- See things differently
- Find joy in the gift of a child
This article Ten Signs of Autism in Infants
gives you some early signs to look for. With the increase in autism diagnosis, try not to write off behavior as cute, quirky, or going through a phase. While those statements might be accurate, it is still wise to have them checked out. Early intervention is KEY to helping a child discover and achieve their potential!Everyone has potential!