Category Archives: Autism Symptoms

What are the symptoms of autism? Autistic people may have a range of symptoms, including physical, intellectual, psychological and emotional differences.

Everyday Heroes: The Haircut Edition

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The Flores family does not know exactly how Tineo is able to calm Michael so well while cutting his hair. He is the only person whom Michael feels comfortable enough with to receive a hair cut without spiraling into sensory-overload induced tantrums.

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Thinking About Sending Your Child with Autism to Summer Camp?

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Don’t be discouraged! Now there are camps that cater to children with special needs. Whether you are interested in a day program or a sleep away camp, there are many options to consider.

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Diagnosed with Autism at 21, and Fine With That

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All her life, Lydia Wayman knew she was different. It wasn’t until here college years that the mystery began to surface, with observations from a trusted friend.

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China’s Autistic Children Living in Silence

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The densely populated nation has a distinct lack of trained professionals who specialize in autism therapy. Assuming that autism rates in China are statistically similar to other countries, it is likely that millions of children have with ASD are never diagnosed.

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Nepal Survivors with Autism Seek Special Care

The Autism Care Nepal Society meets to help disaster victims

The Autism Care Nepal Society (ACNS) is on the ground in Katmandu working to provide relief for special needs Nepal citizens and their families. In light of the recent disaster, the special needs community in Nepal is particularly vulnerable during the state of emergency.

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5 Tips for Autistic Teenagers Transitioning to Adulthood

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With the rise in the number of children being diagnosed with ASD, we must also anticipate their transition to adulthood. A lot of stress can be alleviated with proper preparation.

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Singapore’s First Movement Therapy Studio Opens

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Wings to Wings Dance and Development Center is very unique in that they offer a movement therapy class for special needs children.

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ICare4Autism Strengthens Support for Autism in Africa

With the help of ICare, Morgan Jacobs and Afua Akwaah will be joining Echoing Hills Village, a disability support organization within communities of Ghana.

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Morgan’s Mission

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Our global initiative in Ghana is receiving a strong push forward, thanks to a pioneer of special education. Morgan Jacobs paid a visit to Shema Kolainu this week to discuss her involvement in the upcoming Ghana initiative at Echoing Hills Academy through ICare4Autism.

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Mom Makes Affordable Weighted Vests Out of Military Uniforms

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Weighted vests have been successful in reducing hyperactivity, distractibility, and self-stimulatory behaviors in patients using them. However, they can be quite costly at about $50+ a piece and Lyons’s insurance would not cover the expenses.

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