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When Xolie Morra Cogley greets clients at her dog grooming business in Seattle, she struggles to make eye contact, a common trait among people with autism. Once the customers leave, eye contact with t...
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The Oxford English Dictionary defines autism as "a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterised by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in...
When actor Mickey Rowe found out he had been cast as the leading character in "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," the news brought tears to his eyes. Earning a spot in a production of the...
"It wasn't about the money, it was about the principle."
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They've set up an organisation called "Together".
The focus in autism has always been the child. Change the child. Make him better. Fit him into our mind's frame. I believe we have got it wrong.
When your child is engaged and happy to participate in activities with you, learning becomes faster and easier. This ability to adapt, to constantly monitor one's surrounding and oneself, is called dynamic intelligence. Here are some activities which you can deploy to take the first steps towards building intrinsic motivation in your child.
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This month, where we have already marked World Disability Day, we can also welcome the publication, in The Lancet Psychiatry, of the first evaluation of a community health worker-delivered treatment for autism from a developing country. There are many reasons to celebrate this publication. First, because the evaluation was done through a randomised controlled trial, the findings have great scientific strength.
As parents, we must prepare ourselves for a marathon. Unless we are physically and mentally in shape, we cannot participate in it. I want you to avoid my mistakes. I want you to do the one thing that I should have done, and you probably have forgotten to do if your child is diagnosed with autism or any other learning disability.
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Time stood still as I watched him play. He built a farm consisting of cows, horses and a fence. All of these were made with blocks. Then he became an electrician putting up a grid. He used make-believe tools and clay for fixing this grid. It was amazing to watch him in action. This four-year-old has autism and is remarkably bright. Is that uncommon? Does this also apply to the adolescents and adults that I work with? Here are some snapshots. You can take a call.
He says, "laga" (it hurts) but continues to attempt to change position. Still, all the while, he smiles. "He" is my 25-year-old son, Mohit. He has severe back pain, at present. He also has autism. I watch her interacting with her mother. Cooing, gurgling, trying her best to form words, this little one gives life her 100%. By the time, she was four months old, she had already had two major surgeries. She is Meher. She is only 19 months old. She has Down Syndrome.