How Parents Can Help Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Teen with Autism Spectrum Disorder Most experts do a great job of presenting the problems children with Autism Spectrum Disorder face during their adolescent years. Yet they offer few solutions. This is a two-part article. Part 1 presents problems teens face. Part 2 gives suggestions that have worked for parents of teens with ASD. Click here for Part 1...[ read more ]

Diet and Nutrition Planning for teen with Asperger’s Syndrome

Planning and Preparation Turning your kitchen into a generator of good nutrition and better eating habits may feel like a monumental task, but it is entirely manageable if broken down into tasks that only take an hour or less. Go through the refrigerator and the pantry shelves and gradually reduce and eliminate unhealthy foods. These include those foods whose primary...[ read more ]

Improving Non-verbal Communication with Cross-Cultural Exercises

You can provide this loving environment at home through the animal world of affectionate pets, and also by coaching your family and others in your home. a) Unconditional love and non-verbal communication practice with animals. If your family can add a pet or two, or already has one, dogs and cats make excellent, loving non-verbal communication coaches. Keeping a pet...[ read more ]

The ADHD Autism Connection by Diane Kennedy

Kennedy, Diane with Rebecca Banks. The ADHD Autism Connection (Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press) 2002. When Diane Kennedy's third son received a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), his mother already knew the drill. Her first two sons had the same thing. The family spent years caught in a maze of medical interventions, behavioral modification training, holistic remedies, and sessions...[ read more ]

Articles About Children with Aspergers Syndrome

Asperger's Hits the Big ScreenThree new movies scheduled for release within the next year that feature characters living with Asperger's Syndrome hold promise for expanding public awareness of this misunderstood autism spectrum disorder. more... Camping with Confidence Helping Your Child with Aspergers Feel at Home in the WildChildren and teens with Asperger's can find deep enjoyment in the wilderness. Not...[ read more ]

Articles from April 2009

On the Road AgainThe experts at Talisman Programs have some helpful advice to share with parents planning a family road trip with a child with ADHD, Asperger's, and other special needs this summer. more... Traveling with Your Child with Asperger'sAs summer approaches, parents of children with Asperger's may dread the upcoming vacations that other parents anticipate with pleasure. There are...[ read more ]

Asperger’s Syndrome in Children and Teens

Hans Asperger published in 1944 the first description of what has become known as "Asperger's Syndrome." He described a pattern of behavior known as "autistic psychopathy" that included a difficulty feeling empathy, forming friendships, one-sided conversation, a tendency to become obsessively interested in a subject or interest, and some clumsiness of movement. Asperger called the children with these behaviors "little...[ read more ]

Asperger’s Hits the Big Screen

Asperger's Hits the Big Screen By Staff Writer To lots of people, the phrase “Asperger’s Syndrome” is still a bit of a mystery. But this little-known and frequently misunderstood disorder will quickly grow in recognition and understanding if the media has any say in the matter. Three new movies are scheduled for release within the next year that feature characters...[ read more ]

Asperger Syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder

Most children with Asperger Syndrome do not receive that diagnosis until after age 6. Usually, they are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder as toddlers. Part of the reason is that doctors routinely screen children for ADD but not for autism. Another reason is that an Aspie's social impairment becomes more evident once he hits school. Finally, doctors are reluctant to...[ read more ]

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence Publishing Information Bolick, Teresa (PhD). Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence (Gloucester, MS: Fair Winds Press) 2004. About the Author Dr. Teresa Bolick is a licensed psychologist specializing in children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorders. Her other books are Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World and Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building...[ read more ]