by Kris Turman | 11:56 am

Siblings of Autism

Next to the parents, the siblings of a child with autism are probably among those most affected by the autism. Having a child in the family with any sort of disability is going to

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by Kris Turman | 3:53 pm

Social Interaction with Autism

Most children learn how to interact with others through a combination of experiences and instinct. But for people on the autism spectrum, the struggle with social interaction is very real. Autism and Social Interaction

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by Kris Turman | 4:54 pm

Nonverbal Autism

Does someone who is nonverbal ever talk? Based on studies completed in recent years, anywhere from 25- to 30% of people diagnosed with autism are considered to be nonverbal.   This means that the

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by Kris Turman | 4:33 pm

Transitions are difficult with autism

Transitions can cause a lot of stress for someone with autism — and stress for the individual with autism causes extra stress for parents.   Let’s take a look at this big stress factor!

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by Kris Turman | 12:48 pm

Combining Autism with ADHD

ADHD?   What is that? Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a rather controversial topic — some consider it to be an actual disability diagnosis while others consider it to simply be different behavioral traits.  

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by Kris Turman | 10:21 am

The Stigma of Autism

Once I began to suspect that Devin had autism, I discovered one very important fact:   there is definitely a stigma associated with autism. Autism is an “Invisible” Disorder Autism is often referred to

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by Kris Turman | 3:03 pm

Autism: Meltdowns or Temper Tantrums?

It is not uncommon for any child to throw a temper tantrum when things do not go their way.  While a child with autism may appear to be throwing a temper tantrum, it is

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by Kris Turman | 10:26 am

Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

As if the stress of dealing with autism on a daily basis were not enough, there are a number of other conditions that can affect an individual along with the autism.   Not all

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by Kris Turman | 11:14 am

Autism Causes — Why Does My Child Have Autism?

Why Does My Child Have Autism? Anytime that someone is diagnosed with any type of disease or condition, the first question asked is usually “What caused this?” And autism is no different! Parents often

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by Kris Turman | 10:13 am

IEPs for Children with Autism

If you have a child with autism, one item that you will quickly become familiar with is the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).   This is a plan put together by the people involved in

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