Beijing support center helps autism sufferers find work

Bejing- Young adults with autism are being helped back to work through the efforts of a charity set up last year. The Kangnazhou Autism Family Support Center, based in the city’s Changping district, has already offered “simulated employment” training to 700 students since opening in July 2012. Students at the center, which was co-founded by […]

Self-advocacy for people with Autism

Any parent of a child with autism has been an advocate at one time or another. We advocate to get services, medical treatments, and to spread awareness. As our children grow, it becomes necessary to give them the tools that will allow them to live as independently and fully as possible. Self-advocacy is crucial to […]

Interview with author Kevin Berry on his new book ‘Stim’

‘Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people – which he cannot – and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend – he’s […]

Sexuality and children with ASD, understanding appropriate behavior

Learning to understand and correct inappropriate behavior early in the life of a child with autism will increase their confidence and ability in finding and sustaining an intimate relationship later on. To be effective in correcting what is generally received as inappropriate behavior (out of place, crossing personal boundaries, causing shock, alarm, or social awkwardness), […]

Pros and Cons of Hiring an Advocate

Any parent of a child with special-needs knows that working with the school system can be stressful. Some school districts are more willing than others to make accommodations, and many parents simply do not have the time or energy to research the laws or fight for their rights. Special education lawyers are expensive, and bringing […]

Sexuality and Children with ASD

As children grow, they will experience changes in their bodies, and along with these normal physical changes, children will begin to feel sexual desire and curiosity about their sexuality. This process of evolving from a child into a young man or a young woman happens whether or not a child has autism. Children with autism […]

Sharon Tiday on her Campaign for Disability Awareness Lessons in School

Sharon Tiday, from Plymouth, UK, is a mum on a mission. The mum of 3 to Shannon and Stacey, both 6 and Jack, 11, set up last year a Facebook group ‘Campaign for Disability Awareness Lessons in schools‘ and is campaigning for disability awareness lessons to be part of the curriculum in all mainstream schools. […]

What is Autism Advocacy?

The the main categories of autism advocates. It’s a word anybody who is familiar with the autism community has heard – advocacy. It seems as though everybody is an advocate for autism. Some are advocating for better services, and for laws aimed to help families and fund research. Others are advocating for their own children, […]

Support for man with Asperger’s goes viral on Facebook after store customer calls him too slow

Clay, New York – Never underestimate the power of a “big” sister on a mission. Chris Tuttle has worked at Wegmans in Clay, New York for the past 7 years. On Friday, a woman customer yelled at him for being too slow. Tuttle who has asperger’s was devastated and remained upset and stressed 10 hours […]

A Safe Place To Play for Children with Autism

Profiles in Brief – Shell Jones, a woman on a mission in Detroit, Michigan. Play Place for Autistic Children (P.A.C.) is the vision of Shell Jones, the mother of a child with autism. Talking to the Huffington Post, Jone’s explains that as her son Duane began to grow, “I found that there was no place […]