Difference Between High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Difference Between High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

High Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger Syndrome (AS) are more similar to each other than different. In fact, many doctors and researchers think that both diagnoses may merge into one category in the near future. For now though, there are few differences that are debated by those who think that ..Continue Reading

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a general term used for a group of brain development disorders that leads to a partial or complete loss of a person’s ability to communicate, socialize or relate to other people. ASD is commonly referred to as simply ‘autism’. Why is it a ‘Spectrum Disorder’? ..Continue Reading

Great Toys For Autistic Children

Great Toys For Autistic Children

Autistic children do not enjoy the same toys that kids without autism do. This is because autistic children have a different sensory processing system, which means that they touch, see, hear and feel toys very differently. Here are some toys you can use for children who are autistic or who ..Continue Reading

3 Signs To Look For To Find Out If Your Child May Be Autistic

3 Signs To Look For To Find Out If Your Child May Be Autistic

Nobody wishes for an autistic child, but that shouldn’t stop you from looking for signs of autism in your baby. Research shows that early intervention, even as young as six months, can strongly improve your child’s autism and allow them to live a healthy, social life. The autism spectrum is ..Continue Reading

Early Intervention Can Do Wonders To Your Child’s Functioning And Communication

Early Intervention Can Do Wonders To Your Child’s Functioning And Communication

My youngest son, Alex, has had many, many challenges in his life. He was diagnosed with mild ataxic cerebral palsy at the age of six months. Thankfully, we were able to dig up and use resources to help our newest born. This included speech and language therapy that meant that ..Continue Reading

A Personal Message from Karen Simmons

When I co-authored “Chicken Soup for the Soul, Children with Special Needs” with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Heather McNamara, the biggest dilemma we faced was what to call the book ,as folks both did and did not want to be labeled in certain ways. It was reported to ..Continue Reading

Autism and The Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy

There are no words to express the sorrow we at Autism Today feel for the families of Newton Connecticut. A loss on an unimaginable scale has taken place and we grieve along with everyone touched by this tragedy. It is essential that we understand how to help our children through ..Continue Reading

Coming to Edmonton! From Obstacles to Opportunities: An Inside View on Opening Doors Empowering Students with ASD’s to Succeed!

A Special 1-Day Workshop Presented by Stephen Shore Ed.D. Edmonton Alberta – Wednesday, May 9th 2012 Oasis Conference and Events Centre Early Bird Registration Ends April 9th 2012! Register today to ensure your seat. Click here to Register as a Parent – 99 $79 Click here to Register as a ..Continue Reading

Winnipeg: From Obstacles to Opportunities: An Inside View on Opening Doors Empowering Students with ASD’s to Succeed!

A Special 1-Day Workshop Presented by Stephen Shore Ed.D. Winnipeg, Manitoba – Friday, May 11th 2012 University of Manitoba – Manitoba Room (Rm 210-214) Early Bird Registration Ends April 11th 2012! Register today to ensure your seat. Click here to register as a parent – 99 $79 Click here to register ..Continue Reading

Social Skills Success – Teacher, Professional & Parent Training Workshop in Vancouver, BC

A Social Skills Training Workshop for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented by Jed Baker, Ph.D. – All Kids Can Succeed: Handling Challenging Behaviours and Reaching Social Skills – Vancouver, BC – Thursday, April 19th, 2012 – Norman Rothstein Theatre – 950 West 41st Ave (at Oak Street) Early Bird ..Continue Reading