The greatest conflict in our home was our ASD son's invasion of personal and physical spaces of his siblings and parents. He either invaded the personal space surrounding his siblings or he violated their rooms to take things that did not belong to him. He clearly knew he should not do this because when he hid them in his room, he hid them incredibly well. Thus, I learned how to become a master sleuth.
• The more frequently a father visited the hospital of an infant who is prematurely born, the more rapidly the infant gained weight and the more quickly the infant was able to leave the hospital.
• More important, the more the father visited, the better was the infant's social-personal development and its ability to adapt.
• In a study of black infants, the more interaction the boy had with the father, the higher his mental competence and psychomotor functioning by the age of six months.
HOW BP AVATARS SHOW UP IN YOUR LIFE
The BP Gulf oil catastrophe is not the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, contrary to news headlines. The hugeness of the blow-out captures our attention, but the worst pollution actually takes place here in our ordinary lives, in hardly-noticed events that add up day after day.
When our high-functioning ASD son was 16, we realized that we needed to begin to support him for adulthood and needed to provide him opporunities for independence. Given that our home was tucked back on a private road shared by 7 homes, we were comfortable with his being alone for short periods of time (up to one hour). Our goal for our son since he was about 14 was to help him develop living and vocational skills towards his future indepenence.
Please Support ARI’s Efforts to Win a Grant to Assist Homeless Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Many AutismOne readers have, no doubt, been faithfully following news of the esteemed Dr. Andrew Wakefield's book tour for his crucially important expose of the real story behind the attempt to silence science: Callous Disregard.
But for every group of intelligent and sincere parents out there, there's bound to be at least one fly in the ointment who acidly regurgitates the status quo doublespeak du jour.
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Saturday, July 31, 2010 @4:47:34 AM
Danville Elks Lodge 332 Benefit for Tanner
August 21 · 11:00am - 11:30pm
Location 421 N Vermilion St Danville IL
More Info Old Fashion Fish Fry & Party to benefit Tanner Welsh who
is dealing with Autism. Proceeds will go to help with therapy,
Elopement prevention ( Running) and Equipment. If you can not
attend please send a donation to
Tanner Welsh Benefit fund
Danville Elks Lodge 332
421 N Vermilion Danville IL 61832
The Internet is Like Autism
A friend recently sent me a link to a Steven Colbert interview with Nicholas Carr, the author of “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.” Carr contends the Internet is dumbing us down by bombarding us with bits and pieces of information. Backed by a mountain of research Carr believes we are creating new habits of the mind never pausing long enough to comprehend at any meaningful level what we read, hear or see on the Internet.