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Working with Fixations of Autistic Children

autism_behaviorChildren on the autism spectrum often have perseverative interests, which means having an intense focus or preoccupation with certain objects or activities. For example, a child might watch Thomas the Train as much as possible. Another behavior is to talk, what seems like all the time, about a unique interest in the weather.  …

The Female Autism Crisis

How and why do bright autistic females fly under the professional radar?

2ScaredFemale autism is a new and complex area of research, with information in this area of autism growing exponentially. Both empirical studies and qualitative differences are starting to show that females ‘meet the diagnostic criteria’ in different ways from males.…

20 Suggestions to Make Learning Easier for Students with Autism

April Autism AwarenessMany educational approaches can significantly improve the quality of life of persons on the autism spectrum and their families. Interacting with children with autism at school can be a very enriching experience for all involved. Integration of a child with autism into the school community may help address the core deficits children with ASD have in social and communication development.…