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Holly Robinson Peete Discusses Son
Holly Robinson Peete is a singer, actress, well-known autism advocate, and founder of the non-profit. Here, she shares a story about her son, now 16, that speaks to his quick wit. Watch now!
Wyatt Iles was diagnosed with autism when he was two years old, and started playing golf when he was four. Now, at the age of twelve, the young Californian is playing in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National, one of the largest junior golf tournaments in the world. “Having autism — it’s […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]