Resources Tagged With: autism

7 Strategies to Help Gifted Autistic Students Succeed in College

About 1 out of every 100 students in American public schools has autism. A subset of these students also have academic gifts and talents in a broad range of areas, including math, science, technology, the humanities and the arts. These students are often referred to as “twice exceptional.” Read more ›

‘Hyposensitivity’ Can Look a Lot Like Misbehavior

When my son was two years old, he slipped and hit his lip on the bathtub. I initially thought he was fine, as he didn’t cry very much, and there wasn’t a lot of blood. However, in the next few days, as his lip started swelling up and he developed two black eyes, I realized he was hurt much more seriously than I initially thought. As it turned out, this high pain tolerance, combined with his hyperactivity, were some of the early signs that my son is hyposensitive. Read more ›

Nurturing the Holiday Spirit: Tips for Supporting Children with Autism

by Pardis Khosravi, PsyD, Clinical Director, Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services, CHC

The holiday season is a time filled with excitement, warmth, and joy, but it can also present challenges for children with autism. As we navigate this festive time, it’s essential to approach it with sensitivity and understanding. Read more ›

The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain

From ADHD and dyslexia to autism, the number of diagnosis categories listed by the American Psychiatric Association has tripled in the last fifty years. With so many people affected, it is time to revisit our perceptions of people with disabilities. Read more ›

Learners with Autism: Inclusive Practices for Educators

These inclusive practices are valuable for any class. They are especially important for children with autism.

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Autism & Your Child: Talking to Your Pediatrician

Use this checklist to prepare for a conversation with your pediatrician or specialist.

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Learning to Embrace Autism

This tool provides a framework for interacting with neurodiverse individuals in the workplace in ways that are respectful, inclusive, and welcoming. 

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Parenting a Young Child with Autism

Sometimes parents don’t want to have their child screened for autism because they are afraid of labels, stigma and limitations. But while overwhelming, diagnosis can also bring support, services and maybe even relief. Read more ›

Books About Autism & Neurodiversity for Parents, Young Adults, Teens & Kids

The following selection of books includes resources for parents, young adults, kids, teens and tweens. Read more ›

3 Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Many children on the autism spectrum may show developmental differences during their infant and toddlers years, especially in social and language skills. Read more ›

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