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Educate First Responders On Autism

When people on the Autism Spectrum have encounters with law enforcement, it often escalates into a struggle. 

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder don’t often react well to strangers and authoritative behavior. That combination in an officer, not to mention the strobe lights and sirens of emergency vehicles, can only serve to further stress them out and impede their ways of communicating. And stressed individuals can trigger authorities to use force in order to take control of the situation. 

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Autism versus Social Anxiety

kids being social

Children with autism spectrum disorder may also suffer from anxiety disorder.

How can you tell if a child is on the spectrum or has social anxiety disorder? And how can you tell if a child with ASD also has SAD?

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10 Questions To Ask and Not Ask Parents Of Children with Autism

These parents are playing with their kids

People who don’t have firsthand experience with children on the spectrum often mean well, but their actions and words may come across as insensitive. 

Parents have enough on their plate taking care of their special needs children, the last thing they need is to get hurt or upset by someone who misspoke.

If you know a parent affected by autism and want to offer support, here are ways you should and shouldn’t ask about their child.

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What Is Mild Autism In Children?

People often have only one specific idea of what they think autism looks like and it’s usually the severe kind. They think it’s having little to no social or communication skills. Or it could be an inability to make eye contact, and a hypersensitivity to sounds and change. 

 

To these people, having autism automatically means you can never live a full life and you will always need someone else to care for you.

 

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Telehealth Therapy Sessions: Are they right for your child?

We’re in the middle of a global pandemic. That’s kind of a big deal.

But, if you’ve got a child with special needs, those needs don’t just stop even though the world seems to have shut down.

For a time, it made sense to press pause on things until we could get a handle on the virus and figure out how to flatten the curve. Now, several months later, we’ve got to figure out how to resume living in the midst of a very contagious illness that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. 

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