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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

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

5 Primary Tools for Communicative Play with Your Special Needs Child

5 Primary Tools for Communicative Play with Your Special Needs Child

How can we best communicate with our children?  The answer is always their preferred choice of play.  Below you will find a breakdown of the 5 primary tools for communicative play outlined in the pages of Solitary Genius: Discovering the Gifted Child Within. Solitary Genius is a memoir that touches upon the many complexities of communication… Continue Reading

The Value of Homeschooling Your Child with Autism Now

The Value of Homeschooling Your Child with Autism Now

As more children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), more parents are looking for alternative forms of education for their children. Any parent with a child on the autism spectrum knows that traditional education models can be challenging for children with ASD. Private programs tend to be economically exorbitant and public school special needs… Continue Reading

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