Do you have favorite ways to celebrate autism awareness? How we can help autistic people have rich, fulfilling self-directed lives is evolving. Here are some ideas for things to do in honor of people with autism.
Autism Awareness Day recognizes people on the autism spectrum, as well as the researching and fundraising initiatives which promote inclusivity. Learn more and help increase the world’s understanding and acceptance of autism.
A new study shows that positive well-being – a sense of happiness and life satisfaction – is linked to a lower risk of developing depression in newly employed adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 12 months follow-up.
Soon, all across the country, children will exchange Valentines with their classmates. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here and I don’t see it disappearing anytime soon. Sure, it kind of is a holiday that was made more important by the marketing machine. But I see nothing wrong with a holiday devoted to celebrating friendship and love.
With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, it’s time to get in the loving spirit. Completing crafts has several different benefits for an individual on the autism spectrum, as crafts aid in increasing fine motor coordination, self-regulation, self-esteem, and bonding between parent and child.
Susan Wallitsch is the primary caregiver for her 27-year-old son Frank, who is autistic and functionally nonverbal. A few years ago, when she had a health crisis and was temporarily unable to care for him, the solutions she found were limited—and troubling.