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National Autism Resources Blog

Learning to Identify, Label, and Communicate Needs

Learning to Identify, Label, and Communicate Needs

Posted by Kim Clairy OTR/L on Apr 7th 2021

Diagnosed with Autism as an adult and suffering from a severe eating disorder (ED) for over a decade I broke through many barriers. Over the years I developed strategies to help me function. The … read more
NON-SPEAKING ≠ NON-THINKING

NON-SPEAKING ≠ NON-THINKING

Posted by Dr. Rachel C. Morgan & Adam Morgan on Apr 2nd 2021

I will never forget the day that I first heard the words “I love you, mommy” from my non-speaking autistic son. My son, Adam, was 4 years old and had very few words that he used meaningfully. It was t … read more
OH NO, HE WON’T GO  Help for toilet training the child with autism who refuses to go.

OH NO, HE WON’T GO Help for toilet training the child with autism who refuses to go.

Posted by Dr. Fredric Daum, Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Scholar School of Medicine, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York on Mar 2nd 2021

Unwillingness to toilet train is very common among children with autism. The primary cause of delayed training is often stool withholding. A child who stool withholds is physically able to d … read more
Thinking that You’re Stupid is Not a Smart Thing to Do

Thinking that You’re Stupid is Not a Smart Thing to Do

Posted by Thomas Armstrong Ph.D. Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development on Feb 10th 2021

Being a little kid is not easy, especially these days. But being a kid with a disability is even harder. Bullies abound, and taunts of ‘’you’re stupid!’’ ‘’dumbo!’’ and ‘’retard’’ stain the self- … read more
Worries are a Big Deal for Special Students

Worries are a Big Deal for Special Students

Posted by Kari Dunn Buron MS, Autism Education Specialist on Jan 5th 2021

When children experience high levels of stress and anxiety, it can lead to a number of unwanted outcomes, including explosive behavior. High levels of stress and big emotions related to poor social … read more