Ways a New Smartwatch Makes Caring for an Autistic Loved One Easier

Ways a New Smartwatch Makes Caring for an Autistic Loved One Easier

PinPoint Technologies, Inc. is a smartwatch start-up based out of Detroit, Michigan, that has made it a goal to help the autism community. It was founded by its chief operating officer, Quincy Hyatt, a Detroit native. Quincy, who has a sister with special needs, knows all too well what families affected by autism experience every… Continue Reading

Exploring Autism: Handcrafted Art Made by Very Special Hands

Exploring Autism: Handcrafted Art Made by Very Special Hands

It’s almost mesmerizing to watch the young woman’s skillful fingers as they carefully manipulate the thin wire into one-of-a-kind art. The scene is relaxed and movements deliberate as the material is gently shaped using small, colorful  pliers. Diagnosed with autism at age three with minimal social and language skills, 22-year-old Siri Chettipally discovered her talent… Continue Reading

Going to the Dentist Doesn’t Have to Be a Challenge with ASD

Going to the Dentist Doesn’t Have to Be a Challenge with ASD

Taking a child to the dentist can be a very stressful experience for both parents and children. For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities who have difficulties with sensory stimuli, communication, and increased levels of anxiety, the stress is even greater. From the time spent in the waiting room combined with… Continue Reading

Could Excessive Brain Connections Be the Cause of Autism?

Could Excessive Brain Connections Be the Cause of Autism?

Scientists have discovered what could be the latest breakthrough in autism. It was revealed in a  recent study that the cause of autism might be the result of too many synapses or brain connections. These excessive brain connections are said to create communication problems within the nervous system. According to the neuroscience department head at… Continue Reading

Simple Tips Single-Parents with an Autistic Child Need to Know

Simple Tips Single-Parents with an Autistic Child Need to Know

For thirteen years I single-parented my son, Thomas, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when he was four.  Now Thomas is a 21-year-old college student.  As I look back on our journey together, I can’t help but realize the progress we’ve made.  Single parenting a special needs child was difficult at times.  I discovered that… Continue Reading