Posts Tagged ‘Autism’

  • The Inside of Me by Matteo Musso

    Dec 2, 17 • 1052 Views • NewsroomComments Off on The Inside of Me by Matteo Musso

    – The Inside of Me is an insightful and thought-provoking poem by Matteo Musso, a teenage boy on the autism spectrum who began to communicate at age 12. – This insightful poem by Matteo Musso was published on his website, www.matteomusso.com and...

  • 12 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer

    Dec 2, 17 • 1125 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on 12 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer

    12 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer – We All Have Gifts to Give — By Karen Krejcha –  The holiday season is a time for giving, sharing and spreading holiday joy. As the classic Andy Williams song goes, It’s the most wonderful time of the...

  • 5 Healthy Holiday Exercise Ideas

    Dec 1, 17 • 1247 Views • NewsroomComments Off on 5 Healthy Holiday Exercise Ideas

      Healthy Holiday Exercise Ideas Winter Fun without the Sun   by Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS   Winter is coming, which means your life is about to be a little more chaotic than it already is. Changes in routine along with the gloomy Pacific...

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    All Our Students – Every Child Deserves to Learn

    Dec 1, 17 • 760 Views • NewsroomComments Off on All Our Students – Every Child Deserves to Learn

    All Our Students Every Child Deserves to Learn By Aaron Blackwelder According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control (2012), about 1 in 68 children are identified on the Autism Spectrum. In the same study, it was estimated that boys are 4.5 more...

  • Autistic Characters in Fiction

    Dec 1, 17 • 991 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Autistic Characters in Fiction

    Autistic Characters in Fiction – Audience input leads to progress –   By Brian Tashima –   Fictional characters with autism-like traits have been around for quite a while. Some of the more prominent examples include Ray Babbitt...

  • Autism and Mental Health: The Autistic Operating System

    Dec 1, 17 • 921 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Autism and Mental Health: The Autistic Operating System

    Autism and Mental Health: The Autistic Operating System By Judy Endow, MSW, LCSW – As an adult with autism, knowing what will happen during each day is important to me. For children, who have much less life experience, it is often a deal breaker in...

  • Specialty Athletic Training interview with Ryan Lockard

    Dec 1, 17 • 994 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Specialty Athletic Training interview with Ryan Lockard

    Specialty Athletic Training – Physical Fitness for All Abilities – By John Krejcha – The benefits of a good physical fitness routine, for the autism population as well as those with special health care needs, are many. Benefits may include...

  • #UsToo – Sexual Assault in the Autism Community

    Dec 1, 17 • 978 Views • NewsroomComments Off on #UsToo – Sexual Assault in the Autism Community

    Stories from the Spectrum – Autism from an Autistic Perspective   #UsToo – You are not alone Sexual Assault in the Autism Community   By your sisters and brothers in solidarity   The Stories from the Spectrum Series at Spectrums...

  • Spencer Kelly from ExpeditionSoaps.com

    An Expedition to Entrepreneurship – Interview with Spencer Kelly

    Dec 1, 17 • 1042 Views • NewsroomComments Off on An Expedition to Entrepreneurship – Interview with Spencer Kelly

            An Expedition to Entrepreneurship – by Karen Krejcha –   In many ways, Spencer Kelly is a typical teenager. He enjoys talking with friends, riding his bike and playing strategic games. However, Spencer is anything...

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    Autism is Agape (Love) film – Looking through the lens of acceptance

    Dec 1, 17 • 765 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Autism is Agape (Love) film – Looking through the lens of acceptance

    Autism is Agape – Looking through the lens of acceptance – By Karen Krejcha –   Local teenage filmmaker, Imani Chapin, has two younger brothers on the autism spectrum. She loves them immensely and advocates for their acceptance....

  • Creating Visuals Instantly for Unpredictable Activities

    Nov 29, 17 • 817 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Creating Visuals Instantly for Unpredictable Activities

    Creating Visuals Instantly for Unpredictable Activities – By Judy Endow, MSW, LCSW – As an adult with autism, knowing what will happen during each day is important to me. For children, who have much less life experience, it is often a deal breaker...

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    Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us?

    Jul 7, 17 • 1187 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us?

    Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us? By John Elder Robison   One of the greatest divisions in the autism community is between seekers of a cure, and opponents.  Someone new to the autism community could easily be forgiven for...

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    We Know Who We Are by Chase Severin

    Jul 4, 17 • 1140 Views • NewsroomComments Off on We Know Who We Are by Chase Severin

    We Know Who We Are. by Chase Severin   We hear the whispers. We know the jokes are about us. We know people think we are stupid. We know who we are. We are smart, nice and we matter. We are angry. We know who we are. Our Autism does not make us...

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    Human Trafficking – Protecting our Most Vulnerable

    Jul 1, 17 • 1862 Views • Local Resources, Newsroom1 Comment

    Human Trafficking – Protecting our Most Vulnerable from the Unfathomable by Tara O’Gorman, MSW – Michael is a 15-year old teenager in southwest Washington.  He loves reading, anime, and online gaming, typical of many teenagers.  Michael...

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    Transportation and Special Education Students

    Jun 30, 17 • 1229 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Transportation and Special Education Students

    Transportation and Special Education Students   What rights do students have?  By Diane Wiscarson, Attorney at Law  – School transportation is frequently a source of confusion, and even frustration, for students with Individual Education Programs...