Learning About Speech-Language Pathology and Autism

This Autism Speaks article explains how speech-language pathologists can assist children with autism. What is a speech-language pathologist? Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have masters or doctoral training in speech-language pathology. They’ve completed a clinical fellowship and
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Assistive Technology for Kids With Autism

We fund speech generating devices for children and young adults who are nonverbal or who have limited communication.  For many, access to a speech device opens up a world of opportunity and empowerment. Learn more about one mother’s journey to empower her son with speech through
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Pets Can Help Autistic Children Learn to Share and Comfort Others

Neuroscience journalist Maia Szalavitz explores the connection between pets and an autistic’s child’s ability to bond. As demonstrated in a French study of 40 children with autism and their families, whether and when a family acquires a pet can affect a child’s abili
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Cavaliers Expand Accessibility For Fans With Sensory Issues

It’s NBA Playoff Season (Go Cavs!) and whether you prefer to catch the game from your couch or are fortunate enough to have tickets to a game, several arenas have recognized that watching a pro game can be sensory overload for some fans. In fact, the Cleveland Cavaliers were the
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When Everything…Even Getting In Trouble…Is AMAZING!

From my UNscientific research*, about 10% of parents have been told that their child will not be able to do something. Maybe they were told their child can’t play a particular sport due to a past injury, or that their child cannot participate in an academic completion due to a learnin
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Change and the Autistic Teenager

When my son Joshua was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two, I read every book I could get my hands on… (the internet wasn’t quite that big of a thing yet for resources). One of the things I read was that some Autistic teens get moody, even aggressive, as they start having hormonal
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To Siri, With Love

How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri In this New York Times article, Judith Newman contemplates the relationship between Siri and her son with autism. She wonders whether Siri’s “soothing voice and puckish humor” make her more worthy of his care
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Living on the Spectrum and on Sesame Street

Julia, a Muppet with autism, was welcomed to Sesame Street in April 2017. She’s an old friend of Elmo’s but a new addition to the neighborhood. Watch the clip below to see her debut. For more information about why Sesame Street team created a character with autism, be sure
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5 Things That Made Holidays Hard For My Autistic Son

As the holidays approach, I reflect on how tricky they were for my son Joshua.  There are a number of things going on at one time, which often challenge an Autistic child, regardless of where they are on the spectrum.  By no means did we ever expect our family and friends to cater to
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For Girls With Autism, Differences Matter

When you think of “autism,” does a male child come to mind? It’s understandable if you answer “yes.” Past estimates have suggested that for every female on the autism spectrum, there are three to four males. On the high-functioning end of the spectrum, estimates have been even higher
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