"The features of character are carved out of adversity." Paul Barnett.Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule When I think of famous people with Aspergers, Tim Page is one person who comes to mind. Tim Page is an American writer, editor, Pulitzer Prize winning music critic, producer, and professor. We can learn much from famous Asperger adults […]
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As diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder rise, the need for effective therapies has increased in urgency. Today, a paper in Nature describes two ways of reversing autism-like symptoms in a new mouse model of the condition. (...) - by Dan Jones, Nature news, 21 November 2012
Many children with autism are put on waiting lists and miss out on early behavioural interventions and other benefits because health professionals are reluctant to diagnose autism early out of fear of labelling young children.
`…not all autistic people are savants … not all savants are autistic …` It is not particularly common to see autistic people pictured in film or television, but for the most part, when they are they are shown as autistic savants; people who struggle...
Adults with Autism sent hundreds of miles away from their families National Leading Autism Campaigner & Ambassador for Autism, Kevin Healey, is outraged by the system that is currently not supporting people with Autism.
Ogden, UT - 13-year old autistic teen Tucker Doak beat the odds and raised a hog to auction off at Weber County’s 4-H Fair. The 271 pound hog was named Hazel and sold at $10.50 per pound while others were only getting $4-5 per pound.
Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory. Emily Post My Attempt at Brazilian Conversation I grew up in Brazil, South America. I attended a Brazilian, Portuguese speaking school, from kindergarten through fourth grade. […]
Here’s a list of the ultimate Top 10 Autism Dating Articles from this blog, Thrive with Aspergers. I went through the WordPress statistics for my site, searching for the 10 most popular/viewed articles on dating since I started the blog. Here’s what I found, listed from #10 to #1! #10 Who Else Wants Friendship and Dating Tips […]
The ability to tell where our bodies end and the rest of the world begins comes so naturally we tend not to give it much thought. In fact the brain mechanisms underlying bodily-identity are a vital part of basic social functioning. Given that social difficulties are a central part of autism, a team of US researchers led by Carissa Cascio wondered whether autism might be associated with differences in these basic mechanisms underlying body ownership.
KidscreenFactory Transmedia launches preschool seriesKidscreenNewly established prodco Factory Transmedia has launched its first preschool IP called Ribbit, Rabbit, Robot (working title), which will make its debut at next month's Cartoon Forum in...
Autism is a neural development disorder that affects 1.5 million Americans. It impacts how a person thinks, learns and experiences the world. For more information about Autism & Learning check out this infographic.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders – released online Tuesday findings from their pilot study into how parents can help significantly reduce symptoms of autism in babies as young as under the age of 1 year.