National Autism Resources Blog

Time for Calm-down Time?

Posted by Elizabeth Verdick on Jul 31st 2018

My son Zach and I sat in the car this sunny summer morning, thinking back on his early childhood. Those years weren’t easy. He said it was okay for me to write about them because he wants to help thos … read more
​A Creative Alternative for the Sound Sensitive

​A Creative Alternative for the Sound Sensitive

Posted by Jamie Sherwood - Founder of Vibes on Apr 24th 2018

For many individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, avoiding loud environments is simply a part of life. Loud noise, for those on the spectrum who are sensitive to sound, can be painful … read more
We Live in a Sensory World

We Live in a Sensory World

Posted by Mary Ann Heinz, COTA/Ret. on Apr 17th 2018

As usual, I go for my morning walk and take the same route I always take. I see the same houses and recognize neighbors in their cars as they drive by and wave. It is threatening rain and I can s … read more
Handwriting and the Autism Spectrum - Notes From a Survivor

Handwriting and the Autism Spectrum - Notes From a Survivor

Posted by Kate Gladstone on Feb 8th 2018

Handwriting matters. Technology doesn’t always work — and even if we never write, we must decipher others’ handwriting. (Many of us on the autism spectrum never managed to read cursive: even if we can … read more
Helping Kids Know Their Body’s Anger Signs, Calm Down, and Manage Anger

Helping Kids Know Their Body’s Anger Signs, Calm Down, and Manage Anger

Posted by ​An excerpt adapted from How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis (Free Spirit Publishing), copyright © 2003. Used with permission. on Oct 20th 2017

If there’s one positive thing about anger, it would have to be that it gives you extra energy. But that very same energy can make you feel like you’re ready to fight or explode. So, what are you suppo … read more