Playing is such a critical developmental skill in childhood, as kids learn to negotiate, take turns, understand non-verbal communication, use their imagination, and imitate peers, all while playing! Challenges with Play However, children on the autism spectrum often appear to have difficulty “playing.” The act of “playing” requires multiple advanced skills in the areas of…Details
A lot of times people may not support those affected by autism simply because they don’t know how.
It can be an uneasy feeling when learning that a friend, family member, or neighbor has been affected by autism in someway. There is the fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. Then there is also the uncertainty of not know what the right thing to say is. Autism parents want your support but its hard for them too.Details
Teaching during play, at home and during daily routines encourages generalization of skills. (eg. Max can sit and eat dinner with the family at home or at a restaurant) It also allows the adult to use their insights about a kiddo’s interests and expand upon them to develop a child’s skills.Details
Autism Case Study: Naturalistic Approach Helps 3-Year-Old With Autism Go With the Flow and Build Healthy Relationships Once on the verge of being expelled from preschool, Rami develops a healthy skillset for continuing on to kindergarten. Chris’s pulse quickened, his pupils dilated, and his hands sweat. It was time to get Rami to transition from…Details
Autism Case Study: From Confusion and Despair, to Hope and Change 2.5-year-old child no longer banging her head or having tantrums all the time. 12:23am and Alisa is staring at the blue-white glow of her computer screen, scouring Google for answers. Why is my 2.5 year old losing skills? Losing vocabulary? Banging her head on…Details
Oakland Boy With Autism Begins to Speak, Play and Build Relationships Parents Relieved as Tantrums and Head Banging are Replaced by Happy Family Experiences (All Names Changed for Privacy) “Simon, we already went up and down the elevator three times. We need to go to the food court now,” explained Rebecca to three-year-old Simon as…Details
The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 01, 2015 Presidential Proclamation — World Autism Awareness Day, 2015 WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY, 2015 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On World Autism Awareness Day, our Nation recognizes all those…Details