n the earlier months of 1-9 months your child should already show signs of smiling, cooing or show signs of emotional happiness with you and others; an absence of these things can be a symptom of early autism.
Autism is one of the core autism spectrum disorders which will affect many aspects of life for those who are diagnosed with it. The signs and symptoms of autism are quite varied, however…
Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a medical condition that affects the brain’s development. Individuals diagnosed with autism often have issues communicating, and interacting with others in social settings. The cause of autism is not known but professionals do know that the chemical and biological make up within the body influences how the […]
Asperger’s syndrome also includes characteristics and spectrums much like autism and is classified as a autism spectrum disorder because it encompasses many of the same developmental disorders as other forms of autism but they become prevalent in intervals and may range in severity. Because those with Asperger’s tend to be higher functioning especially in the […]
During the teenage years, the human body undergoes many changes and for those who don’t have a developmental disability, this can be a scary and overwhelming time. Features change, facial hair grows and hormones are raging, and all of these aspects can stimulate erratic emotions. These emotional highs and lows will be more acute in […]
Raising and dealing with a teenager is a challenging task for any parent; if your teen also has autism, it is more than likely that you will need a host of tips that are practical. As with any teenager, a lot of patience and understanding is necessary in order to get through the unique challenges […]
The moment you find out that your niece or nephew has been diagnosed with autism or autism related spectrum disorders (ASDs), your world can suddenly seem overwhelming. As a dedicated uncle or aunt, you want to make sure you can support your family by getting informed and learning about the disorder. But as a person […]
From the time of its inception in 1997, Working With Autism, Inc. (WWA) has had one simple and clear mission, promoting the growth and success of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
In December of 1997, I created Working With Autism (WWA) which began as a small and unassuming agency. Initially WWA originated as simply an idea of supporting the growing number of families challenged by autism.
As a professional working with children on the autism spectrum since 2003, I have always been astounded by the impact that social deficits and poor friendship quality has on youths with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).