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

It’s been a year!

Last year, on this day, we launched our granddaughter, Rory’s, book. If you missed all the hype, it is still available on Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Rorys-Story-Having-autistic-brother/dp/1508596328/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1459601739&sr=8-3&keywords=pam+horton  Of course, you can always get the book about our grandson, Connor, at Amazon.com as well.  http://www.amazon.com/Autism-Expressions-non-verbal-Pam-Horton/dp/1490979433/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459601739&sr=8-1&keywords=pam+hortonMostly … Continue reading

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Non verbal doesn’t mean not intelligent

As the grandmother of of a non-verbal 6yr old labeled with severe ASD, I am standing on the highest tree applauding this article, and the author, Philip Reyes! http://blog.theautismsite.com/nonverbal-intelligence-reyes/?utm_source=aut-autaware&utm_medium=social-fb&utm_term=020516&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=nonverbal-intelligence-reyes&origin=aut_autaware_social_fb_link_nonverbal-intelligence-reyes_020516 I tell people all the time, “I know he’s got it going on … Continue reading

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Autism-specific practice guidelines for the nation’s pediatricians.

Here’s some information that is worth reading.  The most up to date info about important autism-specific practice guidelines for the nation’s pediatricians.  https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/pediatrics-publishes-research-guidelines-autism-related-health-issues

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Adaptive swim programs

This particular article is about the YMCA, in Burlington, Vermont.  It happens to be where my oldest son learned to swim, as an infant.  I have always been an advocate for the early swimming programs at the Y – I … Continue reading

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Interesting perspective on ABA therapy

During a recent conversation with our son, who has an autistic child.  He informed me that our grandson’s current ABA therapist did not believe a particular rigorous program I have been suggesting would be to his best interest.  Then I … Continue reading

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Robot Therapy

WOW! Look at this information about Milo, pretty cool…https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1014691888553601/

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Autism Parenting Magazine

I did not know this even existed!  Sounds like a great resource…http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/They even have a Facebook Page…https://www.facebook.com/AutismParentingMagazine?fref=photoAs I often say, “Be aware. Be informed. See things differently. And enjoy the gift of a child.”

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A nice article about understanding and patience

This one will make you smile, or maybe cry, or even both…http://www.tickld.com/x/jaw/he-was-getting-prepared-to-defend-his-autistic-son

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Yoga poses can help calm a meltdown

If you recognize the signs that your child is becoming over frustrated and can get them to do these yoga poses before they are in full blown meltdown mode… this may calm them down and avoid stress for all involved…http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18351/5-kid-friendly-yoga-poses-to-help-your-child-avoid-a-meltdown.htmlMake … Continue reading

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Limiting television

This article showed up in the news this morning.  Very interesting about the effects of watching a lot of TV/Movies at a young age.http://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/toddler/0717/toddler-tv-time-may-put-kids-at-risk-of-bullying.aspx?xid=aol_wte-preg_36_20150713_&aolcat=HLT&icid=maing-grid7%7Cbon1-c%7Cdl13%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D1879473990This not only applies to ASD children, but to all children.  Although,many  children on the spectrum do … Continue reading

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Early detection in the placenta

Life certainly can get busy.  I should be having a little more time to start focusing on sharing the latest Autism News again.I had a friend send me this article this afternoon.  It’s very interesting and worthy of sharing. It’s … Continue reading

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The difference between a meltdown and a tantrum

Here is an interesting article, from theasutismsite.com, about the differences between a meltdown and a tantrum.  It offers possible triggers and suggestions to assist with calming a meltdown.  http://blog.theautismsite.com/tantrum-meltdown/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=autfan&utm_term=20150412&utm_campaign=5

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Author receives her copy of her book….

Seven year old, Rory Munt, co-authored a book with her grandmother.  After all, no one can tell “Rory’s Story, Having an autistic brother” quite like Rory, herself!  She was very happy to receive her printed copy!Being a good big sister, … Continue reading

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Drumming and Autism

My good friend, Dori Staehle, sent me two interesting article about the benefits of drumming for people on the spectrum.  Check them out… interesting info for sure!http://www.x8drums.com/blog/beat-a-drum-for-autism-awareness-/ http://www.autismkey.com/drum-therapy-for-autism/

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All kinds of interesting info in this post!

This article, from whattoexpect.com, came across my newsfeed today. LOTS of interesting information!http://www.whattoexpect.com/family/autism-news-research/?xid=aol_wte-preg_13_20150330_&aolcat=HLT&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing15%7Cdl36%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D638073

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“Rory’s Story, Having an autistic brother” Book launch TODAY

It’s BOOK LAUNCH day!What better day to purchase 7yr old Rory’s book “Rory’s Story, having an autistic brother” then on Autism Awareness Day?Won’t you help Rory fulfill her dream of becoming “famous?”  Purchase her book, at cost, TODAY and let’s … Continue reading

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Being a self advocate is important

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/

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Have you heard about Autism Village?

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 … Continue reading

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The companion book is finished!

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!

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OH! Now THIS is interesting…. GPS Clothing!

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 … Continue reading

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New study from Duke University brings us a little closer…

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.htmlThis 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!

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Christmas Holiday Tips

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

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Understanding Thanksgiving

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.pdfWe hope everyone has an enjoyable Thanksgiving!

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Free book download!

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 … Continue reading

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Wanderers MUST be watched closely at school!

This is a scary story!  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 … Continue reading

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