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Exceptional Minds Making a Difference in Lives with Those with Developmental Disabilities

Exceptional Minds Making a Difference in Lives with Those with Developmental Disabilities 2099 1265 Dave Zambotti

This studio production vocational center is making a difference in the lives of young adults with developmental disabilities. Watch how they are making a difference.

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/4101396-exceptional-minds-making-a-difference-in-lives-with-those-with-developmental-disabilities

A Boy with Autism Broke Down at an Orlando Theme Park. This Employee Saved the Day.

A Boy with Autism Broke Down at an Orlando Theme Park. This Employee Saved the Day. 2100 1595 Dave Zambotti

Crowded, noisy amusement parks can test anyone. Children with autism are particularly vulnerable. Read how one real-life superhero swung into action to comfort an autistic child.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/08/health/boy-with-autism-theme-park-trnd/index.html

Medication Options for Treating ADHD

Medication Options for Treating ADHD 2100 1400 Dave Zambotti

In individuals of all ages, experts stress the first step before deciding on a treatment course of any kind for ADHD is ensuring proper diagnosis. For the youngest children diagnosed with ADHD, behavior therapy is the first line of treatment.

https://health.usnews.com/conditions/adhd/articles/adhd-medications

Aging Out of the System: Society’s Abandonment of Autistic Adults

Aging Out of the System: Society’s Abandonment of Autistic Adults 750 420 Dave Zambotti

An estimated half a million young Americans with autism will transition to adulthood over the next decade. Many will find themselves losing access to much-needed therapy and healthcare services they had growing up. One brother is demanding more.

https://theglobepost.com/2019/06/05/autism-adults

Understanding the Spectrum: 7 Great Picture Books About Autism

Understanding the Spectrum: 7 Great Picture Books About Autism 683 685 Dave Zambotti

At the library, one of the most common requests is for help finding children’s picture books about autism. These seven picture books about autism are all very accessible reads for leading children into a discussion about autism.

https://bookriot.com/2019/05/30/picture-books-about-autism

He Couldn’t Speak as a Child. Now this Autistic Student is Giving a Commencement Address.

He Couldn’t Speak as a Child. Now this Autistic Student is Giving a Commencement Address. 800 533 Dave Zambotti

As one mother learned, hearing “your child has autism,” doesn’t mean the end of the world. Read their inspirational story.

https://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-student-commencement-claremont-mckenna-autism-graduation-diploma-college-20190517-story.html

12 Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer

12 Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer 370 296 Dave Zambotti

It’s almost summertime! Every kids’ favorite season, right? Unless, of course,  sensory sensitivities leave them feeling personally victimized by the sun.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/12-ways-beat-heat-summer?utm_source=email&utm_medium=text-link&utm_campaign=espeaks

Those on Autism Spectrum Can Build Concentration Skills at Karate Academy

Those on Autism Spectrum Can Build Concentration Skills at Karate Academy 1140 641 Dave Zambotti

A karate instructor recently launched a training program for autistic youths to improve their focus, discipline and socialization. One of the key successes of his program is helping his students to concentrate for a couple of minutes. When they began they could barely do it for a few seconds.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/doral/article231054988.html

The Good Doctor Offers a Refreshing Depiction of Autism

The Good Doctor Offers a Refreshing Depiction of Autism 2100 1415 Dave Zambotti

The Good Doctor’s representation of autism on-screen has inspired many people with mental health issues to believe that they can achieve their goals. It provides a thoughtful insight into some of the struggles those with autism might face.

https://25yearslatersite.com/2019/05/27/the-good-doctor-offers-a-refreshing-depiction-of-autism-mental-health-awareness-month

Is Inclusion the Right Choice for Your Autistic Child?

Is Inclusion the Right Choice for Your Autistic Child? 2100 1400 Dave Zambotti

Is inclusion the right choice for your autistic child? Many families of children on the autism spectrum struggle with making decisions about inclusion in the school classroom. Here are some questions that may help guide your decision.

https://themighty.com/2019/05/autism-school-classroom-inclusion/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=in-story-related-link