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New Book Reveals a Unique Autism Perspective

Book Shows A Unique Autism Perspective

Author Samantha Craft first discovered she had Asperger’s syndrome while working toward her degree in Mental Health Counseling. Craft, whose second oldest son had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome over a decade prior, was all too familiar with the subject of autism. She had studied, worried, and gone head-to-head with behavioral specialists and psychologists concerning […]

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Seven Days to Goodbye

For one year, Trina, a puppy raiser, has trained her first service dog, Sydney.  At the end of her beach vacation, Sydney must be returned to be complete his final training and be matched to his forever companion. As emotional as this event is, Trina’s newly strained friendship with her best friend, Sarah, makes the week even […]

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4 Simple Steps to Help Your Child PREP for Social Success

4 Simple Steps to Help Your Child PREP for Social Success

We have been working with families of children with autism for many years.  A common concern among parents is their child’s difficulty with social interaction. This leads to problems at home, school, and in the community.  We saw a need for an easy-to-remember method parents could use to help their children improve social functioning.  We […]

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Special Needs Book Partnership Promotes Kindness and Acceptance Initiative

Special Needs Book Partnership Promotes Kindness and Acceptance Initiative

Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, and Someone Special Uniquely Personalized Books announced their “Kindness and Awareness” initiative to help educate children about other children with special needs. Geek Club Books creates autism awareness education and curriculum so parents and teachers can introduce important topics of autism in the inclusive classroom.  Someone Special Books […]

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A Mother’s Unconditional Love For Her Daughter with Autism

Mother's Love For Daughter with ASD

What is the definition of unconditional love? One definition I found was: “It is the caring and loving of another person and not thinking of what is in it for you or what you get out of it.” I recently wrote a book about my daughter’s life journey with autism, The Autistic Author and Animator, […]

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Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism: How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism

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According to recent research, autism is thought to affect almost 2% of children in the United States alone. For parents worldwide, the importance of understanding what autism is and the way it affects the brain of a child as they develop into an adult has never been greater as awareness about the condition becomes more […]

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