Recovery from Autism Spectrum Disorders

Recovery from Autism is not a Dirty Word

Recovery From Autism is Possible

All you need is fun! - well almost

After reading many posts in forums and groups it seems that there are Doctors, individuals and communities out there that actually frown on the word “Recovery” when in reference to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Continue reading

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Best Teaching Aids for Children With Autism and Special Needs

ABA Autism Teaching Aid Fun In Therapy Room

ABA, DTT learning in the Therapy Room. Learning should be a fun experience

We have had over ten years experience with tutoring and teaching our daughter with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Below is some of the Teaching Aids we used that we think were the most successful in her development and learning. Continue reading

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Music and Sound Therapy as a Treatment for Autism.

Samonas Auditory Music Sound Therapy for Autism ASD

Isy at an early age undertakes Samonas therapy with therapist Veronica Steer

We learned about Music and Sound Therapy for treating Autism (ASD) as well as other Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD), early on our journey with Isy. There are several different types of Sound or Music Therapy, also know as Auditory Stimulation Therapy, available and we certainly did have our doubts at first, however after seeing the results and then later learning about the theory behind it we were convinced. Continue reading

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Day Schedule Strips to Teach and Calm Autistic Children

Modifying Behavior in Autistic Children

Compic, and Boardmaker day schedule strip

Examples of a Compic, and Boardmaker style day schedule strips. Click for larger image.

Schedule and Day strips are a great way to get an Autistic child to understand what is going on on a day to day basis. It teaches them language and can modify their behavior by understanding what is going on. Continue reading

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What Causes Autism And How Can It Be Treated

What Causes Autism And How Can It Be Treated? – a point of view

Autism ASD Causes and Cures - theories to the puzzle

The causes of Autism are still a puzzle however there are some very plausible explanations!

I guess it’s only obvious when a loved one or someone close to you is affected by a medical condition or disease you want to find out how or why it has occurred. Autism still has no solid evidence as the cause but there are many theories and ongoing research.

I recall a few years back we were delving into Dr Amy Yasko’s research and work into Autism. Dr Yasko’s expertise is mainly in biochemistry, molecular biology, and biotechnology, this led her into forms of chronic neurological inflammation, including Autism. Her Autism treatments are based on bio-medical diet and supplementation, with a very strict regime on testing and and the appropriate protocols. Continue reading

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How To Teach a Child With Autism Math and Numeracy

Teach a Child with Autism Math and Numeracy with an Apple ipad and a Number Line

Teaching maths to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorders or special needs can be a difficult task, however if you can find a way to teach them that is fun for the child and yourself then it can be much easier. Continue reading

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World Autism Awareness Day

Autism Ribbon with World Autism Awareness Day text

What are you doing for World Autism Awareness Day?

The United Nations declared April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day, to increase and develop world knowledge of autism. Continue reading

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How To Teach a Child with Autism using ABA Techniques.

How to teach a child with Autism using ABA techniques and the power of positive re-enforcement (Video).

Liz has been home tutoring our daughter with Autism – Isy for just over ten years now. She uses a combination of techniques and methods including ABA, Lovaas method and Discrete Trial Teaching Continue reading

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Autism School for Adelaide

Autism School for Adelaide – Parents seeking financial backers.

Proposed Autism School for Adelaide

For sale Quality Education Facility - photo courtesy of Brock Harcourts

The Adelaide Autism community is seeking to buy an education facility in the Adelaide Southern suburbs to develop a parent run, best practice, ASD therapy clinic and ASD Remedial Education Facility, similar to other Autism / ASD education facilities found in other Australian states Continue reading

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My Child Has Autism – What Now?

Smile in the face of Autism smiley

I remember when we had our worst fears confirmed – your child has Autism!

It can be a devastating blow, and you are left wondering – what now? Continue reading

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