Tag Archives: Autism: Expressions of a non-verbal child

He said my name!

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 … Continue reading

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Lock your iPad screen

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

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Children with autism appear to have excess synapses

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.  Interesting read!http://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/autism-news-51/kids-with-autism-have-extra-brain-connections-study-shows-690969.html

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Interesting article from the New York Times Magazine

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

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“New Hope” for non-verbal ASD children is always good news!

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/

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Brain inflexibility may explain behavior

No surprise here, but the article, from Fox News, is interesting…http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/29/for-children-with-autism-brain-inflexibility-may-explain-behavior/

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Great tips for outings with kids

Love That Max Blog provides some great tips…http://www.lovethatmax.com/2014/07/errand-tips-kids-with-autism.html

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Hate Therapy?

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/

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A great new APP!

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… 

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Fact or Fiction

Did you see this informational/clarification post from Medical Daily?Worth the time to read!http://www.medicaldaily.com/autism-awareness-8-myths-and-realities-about-spectrum-disorder-281236

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It only takes a moment for a child to wander off

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/ 

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How autism can effect siblings

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/

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The WHOLE story about the Disney movie communication breakthrough!

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 … Continue reading

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TED talk about genetics

Wow, LOTS of interesting information, concentrating on genetics, in this TED Talk by Wendy Chung!http://www.ted.com/talks/wendy_chung_autism_what_we_know_and_what_we_don_t_know_yet?utm_medium=on.ted.com-facebook-share&utm_source=direct-on.ted.com&utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_campaign=&awesm=on.ted.com_ppos#t-192041

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Apps for ASD children

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 … Continue reading

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Be watchful

In regards to children with autism, I often say…Be awareBe informedSee things differentlyFind joy in the gift of a childThis article Ten Signs of Autism in Infants gives you some early signs to look for.  With the increase in autism diagnosis, … Continue reading

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About potty training…

At yesterday’s Autism Expo, in Raleigh, I spoke with a couple different experts about one of the current challenges for our grandson…. potty training.They both recommended the same book!  Toilet Training in Less Than a Day by Azrin & Foxx.I … Continue reading

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HIPAA secure Social Network!

Oh, My GOODNESS!While at the Autism Expo in Raleigh today, I had a very nice conversation with a representative of the National Autism Network.  She was telling me about this new HIPPA secure site where (if I understood it correctly) … Continue reading

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WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY!

Did you see this video by the Secretary General of the UN?A serious subject, but the participants will make you smile UN Secretary – General MessageThe perfect day to gift this book to someone you know who is wondering if … Continue reading

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In case you didn’t know

April is Autism Awareness month!  April 2nd is Autism Awareness DAY! April is also the Month of the Military Child.   Remember, military families have children with ASD, too.

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Two great communication stories

These stories have been around for a couple of weeks, but in case you haven’t seen them, this article puts them together in one location.Communication is key!  Non-verbal does not mean unintelligent!  Check out this article from Liberty Voice, showing … Continue reading

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Lots of information in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry

The Harvard Review of Psychiatry has a “special issue” currently available with topics concentrating on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Lots of information here!http://journals.lww.com/hrpjournal/Pages/default.aspx 

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If you are in Burlington, Vermont…

Hello Burlingtonians!  Just thought I’d share this information about an upcoming Autism Conference in June…The University of Vermont will host the 17th annual Summer Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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I just discovered a GREAT Autism Resources web site!

Wow, the National Autism Network is a great find.  They have a wealth of resources!  Check it out here … National Autism Network 

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Are you a Princess Bride fan?

This article makes some valid points while using the humor from the movie The Princess Bride.It’s well worth the read… http://www.snagglebox.com/article/autism-parenting-princess-bride

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