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Exposing an Autistic Child to Social Events and Outings

As many of you may already know,exposing an autistic child to social events or outings can be a real challenge.
Many autistic children are susceptible to hyper sensitivity and a melt down is always a grim possibility when faced with unfamiliar sites, sounds an smells.

Here are a few tips on how to tackle this sometimes difficult task!

How to Teach an Autistic Child Conversation Skills

Teaching conversation to a child or adult within the Autism Spectrum of Disorders can be a challenge. Whether it be an individual with severe Autism or a high functioning individual with Asperger Syndrome, conversation and social skills would have to be the two skills that are the most difficult to teach. Find out what we have been doing ..

Biomedical Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders

There is a lot of hype about treating Autism Spectrum Disorders with Bio-Medical treatments. So what are Biomedical treatments and how do they help with the common traits and symptoms of an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

New Autism and Special Schools Directory

Hi all.

We have put together a new online Autism and Special Needs School Directory. We aim to make it a complete and comprehensive directory to help parents find schools and school information for children with any sort of disability or special education needs

What is RDI - Relationship Development Intervention

With the recent discussion on ABA vs RDI we decided to look into RDI more closely. Although we have two of the RDI books by S.E. Gutstein we really haven't delved into RDI very deeply, however that may change now... read why!

Ten Things To Know About Autism - FAQ

Hello everyone!.

Here is a list we put together of the most FAQ (frequently asked questions) with answers in respect to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Autistic children and or persons. We hope it answers some questions, and even raises new ones!


Scotson Technique Can Help Children With Autism (Help Needed For Research)

Linda Scotson is currently researching a link between neurological disorders and breathing problems. Linda began a PhD program at University College London while trying to determine the cause of her newborn sons brain damage at birth. Linda discovered that children who had neurological problems – cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, ADD, epilepsy or even dyspraxia and dyslexia had abnormal breathing problems.

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Recovery from Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hi all.

A subject close to my heart - Recovery from Autism.

After reading many posts in forums and groups it seems that there are Doctors, individuals and communities out there that actually frown on the word “Recovery” when in reference to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Well I beg to differ and here is why..

Never give up!

Best Teaching Aids for Children with Autism and Special Needs

Hi all.

We have had over ten years experience with tutoring and teaching our daughter with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Below is some of the Teaching Aids we used that we think were the most successful in her development and learning.


Music and Sound Therapy as a Treatment for Autism.

We learned about Music and Sound Therapy for treating Autism (ASD) as well as other Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD), early on our journey with Isy. There are several different types of Sound or Music Therapy, also know as Auditory Stimulation Therapy, available and we certainly did have our doubts at first, however after seeing the results and then later learning about the theory behind it we were convinced.


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