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National Autism Resources Blog

Worries are a Big Deal for Special Students

Worries are a Big Deal for Special Students

Posted by Kari Dunn Buron MS, Autism Education Specialist on Jun 22nd 2020

When children experience high levels of stress and anxiety, it can lead to a number of unwanted outcomes, including explosive behavior. High levels of stress and big emotions related to poor social … read more
The Power of Improv for Teens with Autism

The Power of Improv for Teens with Autism

Posted by Carol Moog Ph.D., founder of ImagineAct on Jun 15th 2020

“Just be yourself!” Try telling that to a teen with autism! Much of the time when they’re just “being themselves” it’s considered wrong. They’ve been told that the way they pass papers in class, answe … read more
Free Visual Supports Packet for Covid19

Free Visual Supports Packet for Covid19

Posted by Don D’Amore MA CCC-SLP on Jun 4th 2020

We are living in an unprecedented time in which the entire world suddenly has to adapt to a new way of living their daily life to remain safe and healthy, and to keep others safe and healthy. The USA’ … read more
OH NO, HE WON’T GO  Help for toilet training the child with autism who refuses to go.

OH NO, HE WON’T GO Help for toilet training the child with autism who refuses to go.

Posted by Dr. Fredric Daum, Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Scholar School of Medicine, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York on May 25th 2020

Unwillingness to toilet train is very common among children with autism. The primary cause of delayed training is often stool withholding. A child who stool withholds is physically able to d … read more
NON-SPEAKING ≠ NON-THINKING

NON-SPEAKING ≠ NON-THINKING

Posted by Dr. Rachel C. Morgan & Adam Morgan on May 18th 2020

I will never forget the day that I first heard the words “I love you, mommy” from my non-speaking autistic son. My son, Adam, was 4 years old and had very few words that he used meaningfully. It was t … read more