It Is A Mindset: Takiwātanga
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by Jennifer Allen
1w ago
Raising a son with ASD set me apart from neurotypical parents quickly and a bit harshly. Sam is now 29 years of age and albeit a long journey, he is doing far better than doctors predicted or nay-sayers nay- sayed in those early years. While we know the challenges, it The post It Is A Mindset: Takiwātanga appeared first on Aspergers101 ..read more
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Communicating Strengths and Needs in College
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by Marc Ellison
3M ago
Whether or not a student should formally disclose an autism spectrum disorder to disability support staff at a college or university is a personal decision one should make after thoughtful consideration. It is my opinion, however, that students have the potential for a better college experience when they provide faculty The post Communicating Strengths and Needs in College appeared first on Aspergers101 ..read more
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The Power of Different
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by Jennifer Allen
3M ago
Dr. Gail Saltz discusses how the Autistic Brain is uniquely wired to offer special gifts neurotypicals only wish they possessed. From her book, The Power of Different, a glimpse (medically speaking) into the brain of a person with Autism. The post The Power of Different appeared first on Aspergers101 ..read more
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ASD: Choices in Education
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by Jennifer Allen
3M ago
In this clip from the documentary, “Coping to Excelling” a closer look is taken at the choices in education for those on the autism spectrum. While the options are continually expanding, it is discussed among experts that one size does not fit all and as a parent, you might choose The post ASD: Choices in Education appeared first on Aspergers101 ..read more
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The Sibling(s): Born Into An ASD World
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by Jennifer Allen
3M ago
Meet Charlie Allen While growing up as the sibling of someone with autism may progress without a hitch, many harbor feelings of loneliness and resentment. As someone who falls somewhere in-between the above examples, I offer you my son, Charlie Allen. Not until the writing of this blog has Charlie, The post The Sibling(s): Born Into An ASD World appeared first on Aspergers101 ..read more
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals with Aspergers
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by Autism Community Network
3M ago
Anxiety-related symptoms are frequent concerns in children, adolescents and adults with Aspergers and HFA, which may be treatable with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Anxiety is commonly found in high functioning individuals on the spectrum in particular because they have an increased awareness of their own social difficulties. This cognitive awareness may The post Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals with Aspergers appeared first on Aspergers101 ..read more
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How can I help my adult son with Asperger’s?
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by Ken Kellam
4M ago
Q: “Many people see children with Asperger’s and they don’t understand that their needs are lifelong. They don’t see that even if you watch your child succeed at a young age, there will be new territory to navigate as they get older and new situations arise.” This is so true, The post How can I help my adult son with Asperger’s? appeared first on Aspergers101 ..read more
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The Evolution of Autism Terminology: It’s a Learning Curve, Let’s Do So Together.
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by Jennifer Allen
4M ago
I’ve learned something today. The terms “High-Functioning” or “Low-Functioning” are not acceptable. The use of these terms has not been an intentional act to cause harm or insult, nor should be confused with those purposefully intending to insult (a different category altogether). Learn, with me, that using a functioning classification The post The Evolution of Autism Terminology: It’s a Learning Curve, Let’s Do So Together. appeared first on Aspergers101 ..read more
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Signs of Autism
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by Jennifer Allen
4M ago
The year was 2001 and we had already suspected our son Samuel had Autism. It took his first few years of elementary school to gather all the peculiarities, live through seemingly insurmountable challenges, and process his decline in daily function until the clarity of the Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis came The post Signs of Autism appeared first on Aspergers101 ..read more
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A 68 Minute Insightful Journey into Autism
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by Jennifer Allen
5M ago
We produced the documentary we wish we had upon learning our son was on the Autism Spectrum. What is High Functioning Autism (then called Asperger Syndrome), and how will it affect my child, their education and overall life? What can I do as a parent to assist in identifying the The post A 68 Minute Insightful Journey into Autism appeared first on Aspergers101 ..read more
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