Monday, April 18, 2011

Join Kids Without Stuff As We Support National Autism Awareness Month

by Jan Shoop
What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disability that significantly affects both verbal and nonverbal communication. Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder are all, generally, included as part of the Autism Spectrum Disorders.

When interacting with others, children with Autism struggle. Many children with Autism are not successful at school and do not “fit in” well in a regular classroom. Characteristics associated with children who are Autistic include challenges with communication, difficulty participating in repetitive activities, strain when taking part in regular movements, resistance to changes in their environment, stress when daily routines change and unusual responses to sensory experiences.

Top 5 Websites That Support Autism:

3 Meaningful Autism Quotes:

"I see people with Asperger's syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life."
Tony Attwood

"It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential."           
Hans Asperger

"Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart."
Allan Snyder, director of Sydney University's Centre for the Mind.