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Kids Books that celebrate ADHD

Kids Books that celebrate ADHD

Summit is celebrating ADHD awareness month. Here are some books that talk about ADHD in everyday life. Check out your local library for these finds. “Hank Zipzer”, by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series […]... Read More
October is ADHD Awareness Month

October is ADHD Awareness Month

October is ADHD Awareness Month, 2016’s theme is to help raise awareness of ADHD. By helping parents seek the care and support their children may need; it’s better for young adults to know about their ADHD so they might arrange for appropriate accommodations in school or the workplace; and that it’s better for adults to recognize their ADHD […]... Read More
Two kids with autism = sensory issues at this dinner table

Two kids with autism = sensory issues at this dinner table

One son’s loud munching drives quiet-craving brother crazy; our expert has strategies for building tolerance and restoring peace One son’s munching drives quiet-craving brother crazy; our expert has strategies for building tolerance and restoring peace  “We have two sons affected by autism, ages 11 and 6. Our eldest likes quiet, while our little one is […]... Read More

When Choosing Apps to Help Your Child With Schoolwork, Keep This Tip in Mind

During a recent expert chat, a parent asked me to recommend an app to convert paper worksheets into… Go to Source... Read More
I always wondered why I was different…At age 50, I got my answer

I always wondered why I was different…At age 50, I got my answer

“My advice to all on the autism spectrum: Get yourself out in the world!” This post is by Anita Lesko, an adult on the autism spectrum, Anita's story has gone viral as the bride to one of the first ever all-autism wedding! This post is part of an initiative on our site called “In Our Own Words: […]... Read More
The day I told the world I have autism

The day I told the world I have autism

“Autism cannot define who you are, only you can define autism. I have autism so I know especially, and I ended up the captain of my high school basketball team so I can relate to this message.” This guest post is by Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro, a motivational speaker and best-selling author who’s on the autism spectrum. You can […]... Read More
Part 10: Teaching Strategies for Students with Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism – Poor Motor Coordination

Part 10: Teaching Strategies for Students with Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism – Poor Motor Coordination

Young people with Asperger’s (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA): are often physically clumsy and awkward are often unsuccessful in games involving motor skills experience fine-motor deficits that can cause penmanship problems, slow clerical speed and affect their ability to draw have stiff, awkward gaits Programming Suggestions for Teachers: 1. Some kids with AS and HFA […]... Read More

Taking Out The “Inside” From ‘Inside Out’ Makes An Interesting (And Relatable) Tale!

What would “Inside Out” look like without all the Inside action? Go to Source... Read More

Take A Look At “Inside Out” Without The Inside!

What would “Inside Out” look like without all the Inside action? Go to Source... Read More
The Pitfalls of Avoiding Labels: Advice for Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism

The Pitfalls of Avoiding Labels: Advice for Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism

Some parents know that there is something “not quite right” with their child – and they may suspect some form of autism – but they delay in seeking a formal diagnosis for fear that their child will be “labeled” (e.g., “If my child gets labeled as having a ‘disorder,’ people will discriminate against him and […]... Read More
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