Wednesday, October 5, 2011
For the family, friend, therapist, teacher or ally of a child, teen, young adult or grown-up with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Asperger's syndrome or high functioning autism (HFA) the Autism Spectrum News paper is a trove of wonderful information. Almost all of us know someone in our midst who fits into these broadly defined categories. Reading the newsletter is a brilliant way to slip inside the minds and hearts of these people. That's saying something for a segment of our population that is often ignored and misunderstood or worse, bullied and abused.
Just a look at some of the subjects that are covered in the Fall issue:
"Important facts about adult autism employment"
"Do parents and teachers 'get' children with AS/HFA?"
The impact of bullying on individuals with HFA and AS"
"Sensory Processing Difficulties-Dressing for Success"
Even the advertisements are interesting and enlightening:
CUNY's master of arts degree in disability studies
Research centers in New York City, including Mount Sinai's Seaver Autism Center for Research
WJCS family center for community support
Prince's sensory delights or "sensory engineered clothing and products" for those kids who scratch and itch and fidget because their neurology is different.