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How remote learning has influenced my autistic child: “I didn’t like second grade...I only like Mom school” New Post
How remote learning has influenced my autistic child: “I didn’t like second grade...I only like Mom school”

Since the start of the Coronavirus quarantine several months ago, remote learning has proven to be extremely challenging for many children with autism and their parents.

Thu Jul 09 09:25 AM

Synesthesia, a sensory processing disorder that results in mixed sensory perceptions (i.e. “seeing” colors or “tasting” music), affects up to 20% of people with autism
Autism and Synesthesia. Can you hear colors and taste certain music too?

Synesthesia, a sensory processing disorder that results in mixed sensory perceptions (i.e. “seeing” colors or “tasting” music), affects up to 20% of people with autism.

Thu Jul 02 03:26 PM

06/26/2020
Student from Flushing wins a $2,500 prize for essay on inclusion and diversity in annual competition

Isabella Sicilian, a 10th-grade student from Queens, won $2,500 for her essay promoting understanding and inclusion of students on the autism spectrum.

Fri Jun 26 09:42 AM

06/25/2020
The “New Normal” after Lockdown

Many young adults with autism in the U.K. are anxious about the ending of the Coronavirus lockdown.

Thu Jun 25 08:56 AM

06/24/2020
Teen With Autism Describes Challenges of Communicating With Parents

Isabel Quinn, a young adult with autism, describes what she wishes her mother understood about being on the spectrum.

Wed Jun 24 08:55 AM

06/23/2020
Nicole Sigler, Mother of 5-Year-Old with Autism, Publishes First Children’s Book

Nicole Sigler, whose five-year-old daughter has autism, was inspired to write a children's book that helps explain autism to children who are not on the spectrum.

Tue Jun 23 12:33 PM

06/19/2020
Illinois Deputies Hold Surprise Birthday Celebration for 18-Year-Old With Autism

This month, Sheriff's deputies in Illinois surprised an 18-year-old year old with autism for his birthday.

Fri Jun 19 11:17 AM

06/18/2020
Maryland Teen With Autism Works to Improve Interactions With Police

A 17-year-old African American teen with autism is working to promote more positive interactions between people with autism and the police.

Thu Jun 18 09:19 AM

06/17/2020
Minnesota Man With Autism Creates Stunning, Vibrant Artwork

Jimmy Reagan, a Minnesota man with autism, has achieved success as a painter and mixed media artist with his unique, vibrant work.

Wed Jun 17 02:25 PM

06/16/2020
11 Year Old Boy With Autism Moves Teachers With Poem Describing His Experiences On the Spectrum

During the Coronavirus quarantine, an 11-year-old boy with autism discovered a love for poetry and writing, and shared his feelings about having autism with his teachers and classmates.

Tue Jun 16 08:32 AM