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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? It is rather ridiculous to assume the adults pictured actually have autism. And NO the vaccine connections has NOT been ruled out. In fact the studies that are cited to "prove" vaccines are not linked to autism have been discredited. Link here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/04/fourteen-studies-only-if-you-never-read-them.html

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? It is rather ridiculous to assume the adults pictured actually have autism. And NO the vaccine connections has NOT been ruled out. In fact the studies that are cited to "prove" vaccines are not linked to autism have been discredited. Link here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/04/fourteen-studies-only-if-you-never-read-them.html

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This chart is good information about meltdowns. *** But please remember that adults with ASD have "meltdowns" too, although they are very different***. As an adult it's not possible to throw a tantrum so the issues shown on the diagram manifest differently. (And differently in different ASD adults.) What's needed is acceptance and helping that person decompress and destress before a meltdown happens. -- http://www.theautismdad.com

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What is Autism?  Note: Experienced SLPs can diagnose autism; however, most work as a team with other professionals to do so.

What is Autism? Note: Experienced SLPs can diagnose autism; however, most work as a team with other professionals to do so.

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11 Sensory Red Flags

Dissecting what is sensory behavior can be soooo overwhelming. Worse is that parents worry they are totally missing other signs for sensory difficulties. These are some of those commonly missed

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Understanding High Functioning Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorders can be…well confusing. No two children are alike. No two cases are the same. Doctors are still figuring out the ins and outs of the spectrum. Misinformation is plentiful. It can definitely be a beautiful mess to navigate. I am not a doctor or a therapist. I do not have all the...Read More »

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http://positivemed.com/2013/05/24/autism-spectrum-disorder-chart/

22 rules for storytelling from Pixar. Originally tweeted by Emma Coats. You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different. Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite. Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because

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What is ABA? A brief description of applied behavior analysis from Toast with Cheese, an autism resource blog.

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