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Being the best advocate for your child with autism at school

This article features advice from Emma Goodall on how parents can ensure their autistic child has the best possible experience at school. As a person with autism as well as a teacher who specialises in teaching autistic children, Emma's experience is invaluable in this area. The basis of Emma's message is to be constructive rather [...]

By |2019-05-20T14:58:17+11:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Autism expert announced for upcoming Generation Next not-for-profit educational seminar

Dr Emma Goodall Some of the thinking styles and ways of experiencing the world that typify autistic people can create barriers to learning in traditional ways. The interplay between strengths, interests and effective learning for autistic students will be explored in an upcoming Generation Next seminar by autism consultant, teacher, blogger and published [...]

By |2019-05-06T23:29:46+11:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Learning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

16 types of ‘harmful’ comments parents of kids on the autism spectrum are tired of hearing

It’s a situation many parents of kids on the autism spectrum have experienced: you get to the store and 15 minutes into your shopping trip your child has a meltdown. They are crying. They are screaming. You are down on the floor with them but unable to help them get regulated. Now picture the people [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:13:38+11:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Autistic Emotion Regulation

New research from York University's Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. Led by Jonathan Weiss, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health and CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care [...]

How to Support Students with Autism Through College

Thirty years ago it was rare for a student with ASD to enter college. But over the past decades, there has been much improvement in the detection and awareness of ASD in children. Now, with the provision of effective treatments, those with average or above average intellectual abilities are enrolling at universities. However, college presents [...]

By |2018-02-05T10:53:02+11:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Autistic People Aren’t Really Accepted

Up to 70% of autistic people experience mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, according to some research. Unfortunately, we still don’t know why autistic people are at a higher risk for mental health problems than non-autistic people. But one important factor is whether an individual’s autism is recognised and accepted by those around them. [...]

By |2017-11-13T09:26:25+11:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Too Much Social Media Could Hamper Your Child’s Ability to Read Facial Emotions

A new study has found that people who spend the most time browsing social media, especially Facebook, showed some traits similar to those of the autism spectrum disorder, including an inability to read facial emotions. The study, by the University of the Sunshine Coast, compared 200 people who grew up without Facebook to those who [...]

By |2017-09-29T14:11:17+11:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the Controversy

This season's hottest toy is marketed as an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autism — but it's also being banned in classrooms across the country. "Fidget spinners" are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between his or her fingers. The momentum of the toy provides a pleasing sensory experience, according [...]

By |2017-06-19T13:18:43+11:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Autism Starts Months Before Symptoms Appear

Parents often notice the first signs of autism in their children at around 12 to 18 months. Maybe a child isn’t making eye contact, or won’t smile when mom or dad walks in the door. But a new study suggests there is evidence of autism in the brain even earlier—well before a child’s first birthday—and [...]

Why Autism Diagnoses Are Often Delayed

Pixabay Images For children on the autism spectrum, very early social skills training, preferably before school age, can have a major impact on later development. But a lot of kids are missing that crucial intervention. For many, it’s not because they’re not getting diagnosed—it’s because they’re getting a different diagnosis first. Often, it’s [...]