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Wrong Planet - Autism Community

Wrong Planet - Autism Community
Douglas Baker is a wealth manager and parent of two adult children. His son Scott is 22 and is affected by Autism. We live in a world that is fast-paced, high-tech, image driven and unforgiving, fueled by sensationalized media and reality television shows portraying what is now considered by many to be “normal”. Add to all of this a special needs newborn, child or adult in a family, and reality becomes a sub-world driven by a lifetime of challenges that require incredible commitment, compassion and persistence, as well as a lifespan of specialized planning and services. To thrive instead of simply survive as a family affected by special needs, it is important to have a socially integrated lifestyle with acceptance and great support groups, both personally and professionally. Who are the special needs families?

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A Music Program For Autistic Kids That Has Nothing To Do With Therapy Some children with autism have a special affinity for music. It seems to calm them down and give them an easier way to express themselves. So music therapy has become popular for many autistic kids. ASPIE STRATEGY: The Hidden Autistics - Asperger's in Adults Recently I encountered a problem while collaborating with a group therapist with whom I share a patient. My patient has progressed quickly in therapy, as do many adults on the spectrum. However he did not start off as stereotypically autistic. 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.

Interview: Henry and Kamila Markram about The Intense World Theory for Autism Our quirky autistic columnist, John Scott Holman, interviewed Henry and Kamila Markram, originators of the Intense World Theory. Read their compelling and refreshing insights in this Wrong Planet exclusive… 1. The Intense World Theory sheds light on the mystery of autism, and offers fascinating and refreshing insights.

How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector (Part 1) Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss. After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you. The following deception detection techniques are used by police, forensic psychologists, security experts and other investigators. Introduction to Detecting Lies: Autism Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old.[2] Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood.[3] It is one of three recognized disorders in the autism spectrum (ASDs), the other two being Asperger syndrome, which lacks delays in cognitive development and language, and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (commonly abbreviated as PDD-NOS), which is diagnosed when the full set of criteria for autism or Asperger syndrome are not met.[4] Characteristics

The Aspergian Mythos and Ethos posted September 06, 2008 02:23 PM A forgotten civilisation We call this land Aspergia. We pronounce it so because no one knows what its real name was, or the tongue spoken by its people. Aspergia; a land surrounded by oceans, as far as the eye can see. A land of sea-gazing people, Aspergians, who venture into the great waters for fishing, but never the great distances required to find others, although they fiercely believe they exist.. 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” Dealing with Disappointment Wall Display Download Children with ASD often have particular problems with losing: Not getting their way, not being first, not being chosen or called on, not winning. Here are some reasons for this.

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