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.

Autism and the Possibility of Romance

Difficulties that impede romance for a person on the autism spectrum may seem insurmountable, such as the ability to understand facial expressions, pick up on nonverbal cues, become comfortable with giving and receiving loving gestures. These relationship specialties are usually the very areas that an autistic person hasn’t developed intuitive knowledge in or perhaps experienced […]

Autism and the Desire and the Difficulties of Romance

It can be hard, and maybe counterproductive, to admit to a desire that seems impossible to fulfill. Jerry Newport found out from watching “Rain Man” at the movie theatre and saying the answer to a hard math equation before Babbitt the rain man did, that he had Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism generally characterized […]

Romance and Autism: Dating is more than possible for people with ASD

If people with autism struggle with relational skills, such as emotional connectedness, can they hope to be successful in finding a romantic relationship? The answer cannot be a blanket statement, and much of the answer depends on the individual with autism. Some people on the severer end of the autism spectrum, who cannot speak or […]

Aquatic Therapy Improves Quality of Life for Children with Autism – Part 2

Aquatic therapy provides an environment uniquely suited to the special needs of children on the autism spectrum. To recap the first article, water has the right amount of hydrostatic pressure that makes an autistic child feel safe and supported, at the same time that it stimulates their sensory system without overwhelming the child. An aquatic […]

Aquatic Therapy Enhances Quality of Life for Children with Autism

With the broad spectrum of special needs associated with autism, it is good that the spectrum is also receptive to a wide range of intervention methods. Children diagnosed with autism enter life with serious challenges. Learning can be difficult. Communication can be difficult. Showing and receiving affection can be difficult. Performing daily tasks such as […]

Rising Tide Car Wash – employing people with autism

Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida has started a new wave of support for employing individuals with autism. The D’Eri family opened up the car wash in June 2012 based on a business motto that combines dedicated training and high standards in their public commitment to employ people with autism. Inspired by the fears […]

Eating Strategies for Children with Autism, Part 2

Children with autism tend to be selective eaters because of sensory issues. Food might be refused because of its taste, texture, appearance, and/or smell. It becomes difficult for a parent or caregiver to get their autistic child not only to eat enough, but to also eat healthy. Some have given up trying to work with […]

Eating Made Palatable and Fun for Children with Autism

Autism affects every area of a person’s life, even the daily arena of eating. Many children who are not diagnosed on the autism spectrum simply pick up their fork and start eating, even thought they might be inclined to skip over the greens. There are no triggers about mealtime that would disturb the enjoyment of […]

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 […]