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Christian Weston Chandler Documentary. Autism and Meltdowns. Did Hans Asperger save children from the Nazis — or sell them out? Steve Silberman’s stunning new book looks across history, back to Henry Cavendish, the 18th-century natural scientist who discovered hydrogen, Hugo Gernsbach, the early-20th-century inventor and pioneer of amateur ‘wireless’ radio, and countless other technically brilliant but socially awkward, eccentric non-conformists, members of the ‘neurotribe’ we now call the autism spectrum.

Did Hans Asperger save children from the Nazis — or sell them out?

We've called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong. Most people think of autism as a disease, a major impediment of which an increasing number of children are "victims.

We've called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong.

" But over the past two decades, a growing number of adults on the autism spectrum, myself included, have rejected this frame and called for non-autistic "neurotypicals" to respect and accommodate "neurodiversity. " We believe that autism is a natural and in many ways desirable variation in how people think, not a great evil to be stamped out. To neurotypical people, this may seem like a shocking reversal. But as science journalist Steve Silberman writes in his new book NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, the man who discovered autism, Austrian psychiatrist Hans Asperger, conceived of it similarly, as a way of thinking that brings blessings as well as hardships. But then psychiatrist Leo Kanner claimed credit for Asperger's discovery and introduced a much harsher view of autism, paving the way for decades of brutal and abusive treatment. What a meltdown feels like for an autistic person. – Autisticate Dalmayne.

It’s never just a sandwich.

What a meltdown feels like for an autistic person. – Autisticate Dalmayne

As an adult on the spectrum and a mother of children with autism, I am often asked about meltdowns and how they feel. I can tell you how it feels to have a meltdown from my perspective and how to help your child. When you have a meltdown, it’s as if the world is ending. Everything is too much and you feel like an overwhelming darkness has engulfed your very being. Irrepressible anger that may seem completely irrational to an outsider can be inwardly devastating us internally. I Have Nonverbal Autism. Here’s What I Want You to Know. My 12-year-old son, Philip, has nonverbal autism but can communicate with others by typing.

I Have Nonverbal Autism. Here’s What I Want You to Know.

He keeps a blog where he describes his experiences living with autism and clears up common misconceptions. He wrote this essay in response to the question, “What do you want people to be aware of on Autism Awareness Day?” I want people to know autism is another way of being. I am weary of stereotypes that make us out to be less human than neurotypical people. Top 10 tips for autistic teenagers. Teenagers and young adults, this one’s for you.

Top 10 tips for autistic teenagers

I was the weird kid. More specifically, I was the boy with Asperger Syndrome before anyone knew what Asperger Syndrome was. When I was ten, an educational psychologist came to assess me. Today, one of those assessments would give me an immediate diagnosis, and my parents and teachers would be offered advice on how to help me where I struggled. But of course, it was 1995. This blog was almost called “slightlyoddpersonality” for that exact reason.And yes, that’s me aged 7. Girls with autism spectrum disorder may be suffering in silence. Girls may be better at hiding autism spectrum disorder than boys, a study suggests.

Girls with autism spectrum disorder may be suffering in silence

Autism spectrum disorder may affect as many girls as it does boys, but girls are simply better at hiding it. That's the premise of a study at Bond University's Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder, which is looking into the condition's effect on anxiety levels in girls versus boys. CASD director Vicki Bitsika said currently one girl is diagnosed with ASD to every three boys, but clinicians suspect it may be closer to one to one. Triggers-01.png (PNG Image, 1275 × 1650 pixels) - Scaled (60%) Making-it-work-the-spectrum-of-debate. Parkland is a remarkably unremarkable South Florida town.


That bland name is perfect. Parkland's per-capita income--just about $45,000--is almost exactly the same as that of the entire United States. The place is all strip malls and subdivisions, pedestrian-free sidewalks, and Bermuda grass creeping across drained marshland. On the city's west side, a 60-year-old levee restrains the Everglades, dividing swamp from suburbia. Perhaps the most notable thing in Parkland is the remarkably average-looking car wash adjacent to the BJ's Wholesale Club and down the street from Starbucks. The Autism Puzzle Piece A Symbol That's Going to stay or go? By Debra Muzikar As language evolves so does symbols.

The Autism Puzzle Piece A Symbol That's Going to stay or go?

The origins of the puzzle piece, the primary symbol for autism, go back to 1963. It was created by Gerald Gasson, a parent and board member for the National Autistic Society (formerly The Society for Autistic Children) in London. The board believed autistic people suffered from a ‘puzzling’ condition. Think but this and all is mended, Atypical Autism Traits. Using Minecraft as a Learning Tool for Children with Autism - LearningWorks for Kids.

One of the most common things that I hear from parents of children affected by autism is how much they love the game Minecraft.

Using Minecraft as a Learning Tool for Children with Autism - LearningWorks for Kids

If given the choice, many of these children would play Minecraft for hours on end. Unfortunately, as much as children with autism may enjoy playing Minecraft, too much of it will not be helpful. In moderation, however, the game offers children on the autism spectrum many opportunities to improve social skills, develop friendships, and practice a variety of important executive functioning skills. Because Minecraft is such a popular game amongst all children, knowledge and involvement in the game provides an opportunity for children affected by autism to connect with their peers. Welcome to Forbes. 14 Amazing Women with Autism. Henriett Seth Henriett is autistic savant writer, artist, and poet.

14 Amazing Women with Autism

She was born in Hungary on October 27, 1980, and as a child struggled to communicate or make eye contact. When she applied to primary school in 1987, all of the schools in her town refused to accept her due to her communication problems. Despite these setbacks, Henriett learned to express herself through art. She began playing the flute at 7, and took up the contra bass at 11.

Jessica Applegate Jessica Applegate was born on August 22, 1996, and is a British Paralympic swimmer. #TheDress Reveals Something Pretty Profound About Autism - BuzzFeed News. The Female Autism Crisis: Why are Females Being Missed and What Do We Need To Do About It? The Female Autism Crisis: A Brief Look Female Autism is a relatively new and complex area of research and as such, little is known. The steady collation of anecdotal and autobiographical reports and some current research are hinting at different presentations, phenotype or a “female profile” and when assessed with “male-biased” or male-centric tools, many females are slipping through the cracks. Anecdotal, clinical and autobiographical reports suggest that there may be ‘female phenotypes’ of autism. Empirical studies and qualitative differences are starting to show show that females ‘meet the diagnostic criteria’ in different ways from their male counterparts. This leads to females being misdiagnosed, mistreated and/or medicated.

So, what are some of the issues? 1. The ADOS, considered to be the gold standard of testing, may show elevated traits, but not enough to meet the criteria for a diagnosis. 2. 3. 4. Autism Moms Have Stress Similar To Combat Soldiers. Mothers of adolescents and adults with autism experience chronic stress comparable to combat soldiers and struggle with frequent fatigue and work interruptions, new research finds.

These moms also spend significantly more time caregiving than moms of those without disabilities. Company's Staff Is 80% Employees With Autism, Provides Model For Other Businesses. A father-son team launched a car wash to help an underemployed population make a splash on job scene. John and Tom D’Eri recently spoke to Nation Swell about their plans to expand their Florida car wash, where 80 percent of the employees have autism. The family originally founded the company, Rising Tide, in 2013 to provide employment for John’s other son, Andrew, who is autistic.

Your Child May Be Repeating Words Or Phrases Constantly — But What’s The Reason Behind It? Posted By C. Kramer C. Kramer What is scripting? Amethyst breaks down the differences between two related (but different) behaviors: echolalial scripting (or “TV talk”) and social scripting. The Boy Whose Brain Could Unlock Autism — Matter. MARKRAM MET HIS second wife, Kamila Senderek, at a neuroscience conference in Austria in 2000.

He was already separated from Anat. “It was love at first sight,” Kamila says. Her parents left communist Poland for West Germany when she was five. When she met Markram, she was pursuing a master’s in neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute. When Markram moved to Lausanne to start the Human Brain Project, she began studying there as well. Tall like her husband, with straight blonde hair and green eyes, Kamila wears a navy twinset and jeans when we meet in her open-plan office overlooking Lake Geneva. When asked whether she had ever worried about marrying a man whose child had severe behavioral problems, she responds as though the question never occurred to her.

A Radical New Autism Theory. Putin’s proxies have taken hundreds of square miles of Ukraine since the last ‘peace deal.’ Top Democrats want their president to give the Ukrainians the weapons to fight back. Research Wising Up to the Fact that Girls Present Differently than Boys. This is actually a 4-foot-wide charcoal drawing that was my final project for a class in college. Click the image to see the original on DeviantART. Hello Internet! I Have Aspergers and Read The Comments You Write. Self-Portraits of people on the autism spectrum.

Etching Helvetica: stories from the autism spectrum. Let’s call it a personality screensaver… A co-worker (or neighbor or relative) is talking to you. They’re relating an anecdote from their week that is fairly banal, uninteresting. They’re going on and on. At first, you listen. List of fictional characters on the autism spectrum. Jim Parsons Says Sheldon Cooper Doesn’t Have Asperger’s: Likes ‘The Way It’s Handled’ The Pseudo Logic of “Not Autistic Enough” by Judy Endow, MSW. Scénarios sociaux avec picto. Autism, Aikido, and Systems-Oriented Cognition. Anxiety and Rigidity. Yes, this would be me. This was the week I went ziplining, whitewater rafting down the Rio Grande, and paintballing. Teaching People with Autism/Asperger to be more flexible. Dealing with Losing and Disappointment: Teaching these social skills to kids with ASD – illustrated panels. To download the illustrated panels shown below, click on “Dealing with Disappointment Wall Display Download”

Isolated in a box for 100 hours to raise awareness on autism. Asperger's and scheduling - Orlando Autism. An adult with Asperger's syndrome can be constantly overwhelmed and disorganized, trying to get through a regular workday. This can lead to low self-esteem and become part of a downward spiral into depression. Neurotypical people are generally aware of the improvisational factor of life. They make to do lists and accomplish as much as they can. Pointing the finger. Most Autistic People Have Normal Brain Anatomy - Neuroskeptic. Autism spectrum disorders. James Coplan, M.D. "Making Sense of Autism Spectrum Disorders." - I Speak of Dreams. Socially Awkward? This Guy Overcame Asperger’s And Has Some Great Tips For You.

Zoom Autism Magazine Fall 2014. 19 Secrets Autistic People Will Never Tell You. Autism and girls: Why we urgently need to talk about it. Theory finds that individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome don’t lack empathy – in fact if anything they empathize too much. Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute - How MNRI® Method Works. Aspergerexperts2. Don't Teach People With Asperger's... - Asperger Experts. “Autism Speaks”- but Should Everyone Listen?

10409751_10204542379024713_1466384847279816515_n.jpg (JPEG Image, 607 × 455 pixels) All cats have asperger's syndrome. Wrong Planet - Autism Community. Simplifying the Science: Parent-Conducted Toilet Training for Kids with Autism. Life with High-Functioning Autism. Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live A Full Life - Love Meow. Do You Know The Early Signs Of Autism Spectrum Disorder? Learn Now! 10370906_715013758578127_5043754215029651256_n.jpg (JPEG Image, 720 × 540 pixels) Facebook. Social Media Part 1 – Parents of atuistic children need to think twice before posting. ASPERGER SYNDROME IN GIRLS AND WOMEN: KEEPING UP APPEARANCES AND MISSED DIAGNOSIS. Life with High-Functioning Autism. Asperger's syndrome explained for children. Calling all Grocery Shoppers - Virtually A Teacher. Conceptions of Autism 4.0 Survey. GetSharedSiteSession?rc=4&redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cell.

Brains of Children With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses, Study Finds - Controversy over shocking people with autism, behavioral disorders. The World’s First Autistic Comic Book Hero. Five Good Reasons to Love an Aspie - Couples Therapy Inc. Autistic Grief Is Not Like Neurotypical Grief. How to Calm Down a Person with Autism. 10 things you shouldn't say to the female Aspie. Jaba-42-02-309.pdf. Asperger’s Versus Autism – Do You Know The Difference? This Video Clears Up Any Confusion! ABC’s “What Would You Do?” Autism Segment Blew Me Away! I Never Expected These Reactions! Ultra Testing, an MIT graduate founded software testing startup, hires autistic employees for their untapped talent. Temple Grandin offers frank advice at autism conference. Autism Aspergers Diagnosis. The Healthy Bodies Toolkit. S#!T Ignorant People Say To Autistics. 5 Autism Films on Netflix. Medscape: Medscape Access. Sister Reveals Autistic Twin Brother's 'Super Powers'

Theory finds that individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome don’t lack empathy – in fact if anything they empathize too much. L’histoire poignante d’un autiste américain forcé par un policier infiltré à vendre de la drogue. Five ways to help your child with autism cope with summer’s relaxed schedule. Can running help autistic children? Welcome to PhysicianHandbook. The Sexual Politics of Autism.


20 AWESOME Science Projects. “Hi I’m David, And I have Autism.” How to Date an Aspie: 13 Steps. It Took Studying 25,782,500 Kids To Begin To Undo The Damage Caused By 1 Doctor. Teaching children with autism the fine art of self-advocacy. Is Autism a Disability or a Difference? by Judy Endow. Half of autistic adults 'abused by someone they trusted as a friend' Autism Is Not About You.