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independenceisprecious1This Thought-Provoking Video Illustrates That Independence Is Precious. It’s Such A Powerful Message!

For people with developmental disorders, levels of independence can vary drastically from person to person. Some will perform daily tasks with ease, while others will need some assistance; and still others will need full-time assistance. Their independence may also evolve as they get older. Brushing their teeth, cooking dinner, writing a letter, even having a […]

ChoiceMaking1Save Yourself Some Stress — Share the Control!

Many parents and teachers, especially those dealing with children on the autism spectrum, will often feel frustrated and powerless when trying to maintain rigid control over a classroom or household situation. That's why Rob from Autism Spectrum Therapies took a moment to discuss a simple strategy to give children the sense that they have some control over a situation, even if it's just a bit.

jetbluehorizons1Heads up! Do You Know Your Options When Traveling With Someone On The Spectrum?

Traveling can be stressful no matter who you are or where you’re going— and when you have a family member on the spectrum who doesn’t cope well with new sights and sounds, this can be even more taxing. Fortunately, more and more companies are stepping up to make travel a little easier for the autism […]

MakingWaves3With Tons of Support, This Teen Overcomes His Autism to Compete on His School’s Swim Team!

When Ryan was just two years old, his mother noticed that he had stopped speaking, so she took him in for tests. When she found out he was on the autism spectrum, she realized that she needed to stop focusing on herself, and start giving Ryan a life that will make him happy. As Ryan […]

fiveyearoldspeaks2This Five-Year-Old Boy Used To Be Non-Verbal — But Listen To Him Now!

This little cutie was nonverbal at the age of two, and subsequently diagnosed with autism. Now at age five, thanks to speech therapy, he is talking and reading! Watch as he reads his book and interacts with his parents. Way to go, Dominic! You’re a great reader!


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