Ashley Isaacson

About Ashley Isaacson

Ashley Isaacson writes fiction and journals about storytelling and faith on her new blog site. She's excited to publish one of her novellas before the end of the year. It was her close association with Learning Rx (a franchise training center that strengthens the cognitive abilities of students) that she became aware of autism. As a writer for Autism Daily Newscast, she likes being able to report on topics that concern human growth, development, and fulfillment.

The Conversation of Neurodiversity and Autism

Cornell University in New York recently posted an article that addressed the concerns related to the autistic population on campus. College students with autism have difficulties that set them apart from other students. The classroom environment can cause disruptions to their goals of learning and making friends. If a person with autism is not advanced […]

Martial Arts Kicks Butt at Developing Kids with Autism

Kids with autism may have been excluded from participating in rigorous and intense sports, but martial arts is not one of these sports. Studies have proven and parents have reported the developmental progress of their autistic children due to martial arts training. Not only do motor skills and coordination improve, but also communication skills and […]

An Artist with Autism Becomes an Inspiration

Dallas Looman is an aspiring professional artist about to receive an Award of Excellence and $2,000 for his artwork in Washington D.C. Dallas was also diagnosed with autism when he was two and a half years old. Limited by his language ability, Dallas took up art as a way to express himself and to communicate […]

Greater need for Residential Communities for adults with Autism

Statistics can be unsettling, but also a way to mobilize. According to Montana ASA, at least 80% of autistic adults between the ages of 18 and 30 live with their parents. The unemployment rate of autistic adults is 81%. In the next ten years, around 500,000 children with autism will become adults. Thousands have been […]

Annual Beach Bash A Splashing Success with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Surfs up! That’s what kids with autism were saying out in Belmar, New Jersey over the weekend. Hosted by Autism Family Services of New Jersey, the 9th Annual Beach Bash took place on Sunday, September 8th in Belmar. Autism Family Services partners with a non-profit organization in California called Surfers Healing who provides the expert […]

How Music Therapy Helps Learners with ASD: Part Two

Music is a form of communication. Music conveys feelings and if the composition has lyrics, music also expresses itself through words and ideas that are reinforced by the moods created from tone and beat. Learners on the autism spectrum are not impervious to the communication expressed through music. People with autism can perceive moods in […]

Horticulture Therapy for People with Autism w/video

In the 1600’s, patients who struggled to pay for their medical treatment turned to gardening to earn extra money. Doctors noticed a difference between these patients and those who did not engage in gardening activities. Patients who gardened recovered faster than their counterparts and they were observed to have greater overall well-being. This is reported […]

Learners with Autism Respond to Music Therapy

Unique challenges call for unique approaches. The mind of an autistic person has not developed the same way that the mind of a neurotypical has. It follows, that the mind of an autistic person may not learn through the same methods that are prescribed for a neurotypical. A different means through which an autistic learner […]

Dogs Help Autistic Children Bond and Grow: Part 1

Autism can make it difficult for children to bond with other people. For unknown reasons, aspects of an autistic child’s cognitive development are hindered, so it becomes difficult for children with autism to identify their needs and feelings and to express these to other people, including family members. Without the ability to more easily connect […]

Non Verbal Autistic Kids with Cameras Discover a way to Communicate

The 2009 documentary, Kids With Cameras, films a nationally acclaimed educator, Brad Koepenick, , teaching 11-19 year old autistic children the art of movie making. The camp lasts five days and each day is packed with learning all the aspects of film making  storytelling, writing, acting, voice-over techniques, and other elements. A common problem of effectively teaching […]