Getting Your Child with Autism or ADHD Involved in Social Events

By Staff Writer Adolescence is a critical time for social development. Not all teens develop social skills at the same pace. Those with Autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may have deficits that need to be addressed in order to enjoy the normal experiences of adolescence. One-way parents can help their teens develop important social skills is by encouraging...[ read more ]

Sleep and Exercise for Children and Teenagers with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome (Continued)

Paradoxically, it is cheaper and easier to get outdoor exercise which is better and more relaxing for children and teens having difficulties with more organized after school programs. But it may not be easy – at first – because it involves a change in lifestyle. The main ingredient for success is not money but will power. The following steps require...[ read more ]

Asperger’s Book Reviews

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Attwood The ADHD Autism Connection by Diane Kennedy Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome by Luke Jackson Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence by Teresa Bolick The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Patricia Bashe and Barbara Kirby Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, ADD? A Parent’s Road Map to Understanding and Support!

Improving Non-Verbal Communication with Cross-Cultural Exercises

Learning and improving non-verbal communication skills are difficult for children with autism or Asperger’s. By providing an multidimensional approach, your child will have more opportunities to learn and succeed. The following approach has three important components: 1) building bodily self-awareness and a relaxed, comfortable body sense; 2) learning non-verbal social interaction as a science and practicing non-verbal interactions while making...[ 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. 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 is...[ 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 issues. The family spent years caught in a maze of medical interventions, behavioral modification training, holistic remedies, and sessions...[ read more ]

Advocating for the Asperger’s Child

Suppose I, an ordinary person, am walking alone beside an icy isolated river and see someone drowning. I have two options: I can jump in and try to save him (risking death myself) or I can agonize on the shore. In the first case I am a hero; in the second a coward. There is no way I can remain...[ read more ]