SEN Assist, Specialist Software for Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Adele Devine is a specialist teacher who works in an Autism specific school. As well as being co-founder with her husband Quentin of the Award Winning SEN Assist which offer products and resources for children with special educational needs. They are ‘a couple on a mission to help ALL students access an individual education and […]

Mari Nosal on the ‘Ten Commandments of Interacting With Kids on the Autism Spectrum’

Mari Nosal from Plymouth, Massachusetts, has used her own experiences of raising a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, now a young man, and her years of professional experience working with both children and parents within the autism community to help and inform others. Mari is a published autism author and blogger with over 25 years’ experience […]

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show boosts sales of book on autism

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida jumped to  No. 2 from No. 556 on Amazon, more than a month after its release, the day after a guest appearance by co-translator David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Stewart says on the show, which aired […]

Spectacular Bond – A New Parent-Led Autism Intervention

Spectacular Bond is a new program that eases the symptoms of autism by training parents to interact with their child differently. The program was created by two doctors from Columbia University , Dr. Marion Blank and Dr. Suzanne Goh, and Susan Deland, a parent of a child with autism. The program is outlined in their […]

Olley Edwards on ‘Why Aren’t Normal People Normal?’

What is it really like to grow up as a young woman with Asperger Syndrome? Olley Edwards, a UK born actress, model and mother to three young girls decided to use her own experiences to help others. Olley, herself has Asperger Syndrome and two of her daughters are on the autistic spectrum. Honey was diagnosed […]

S.B. Linton’s “Teens With Autism” Book Review

Author S. B. Linton is renowned for writing writing books with the intention of helping children with autism in the through an array of lesson ideas and activities for the classroom and home environment. Linton’s most recent book, Teens with Autism: Apps, Ideas for Lessons, & Common Core Reading Connections for Teens and Young Adults […]

The Reason I Jump – how adapting an Autism guide allowed a father to understand his son

Naoki Higashida was only 13 when he wrote The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism. It is not a book like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, but rather a series of questions and answers about being Autistic, written by an Autistic individual. Much like a […]

UK Poet releases anthology for Autism Charity

Up-and-coming British poet Nic Aubury has dedicated his first pamphlet of poems to children’s Autism charity, Peach. Nic has a young son with Autism and fell into writing poetry by mistake. He describes himself as part grumpy father, and part armchair philosopher, who spent the first eighteen years of his life trying to get girls to […]

Lancaster Guardian Jo Worgan on her second book ‘My Life with Tom, Living With Autism’

When the midwife hands you a small squealing bundle after a few hours of what is possibly the most intense pain you have ever endured, the reaction is unspoken and almost universal. You count the tiny fingers extending towards your warmth, count the toes, and then, you look into the eyes of a being you’ve […]

Yoga Provides Relaxation Benefits to Children with Autism

Yoga as a complimentary treatment for autism is growing in popularity. A new book by South Florida yoga teacher Louise Goldberg provides techniques for teaching yoga poses to children with special needs. Titled “Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs”, published by W.W. Norton and company, this book offers ways to present poses […]