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Bus ads pulled by Seattle Children’s Hospital after Offending Autistic Community
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Bus ads pulled by Seattle Children’s Hospital after Offending Autistic Community

Last Friday, Seattle Children's Hospital took down advertisements from local buses that had offended a significant portion of the autistic community. The ad read, “Let’s wipe out cancer, diabetes and autism in his lifetime,” a marketing campaign meant to raise...
Sexuality and children with ASD, understanding appropriate behavior
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Sexuality and children with ASD, understanding appropriate behavior

Learning to understand and correct inappropriate behavior early in the life of a child with autism will increase their confidence and ability in finding and sustaining an intimate relationship later on. To be effective in correcting what is generally receive...
Autism and the Desire and the Difficulties of Romance
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Autism and the Desire and the Difficulties of Romance

It can be hard, and maybe counterproductive, to admit to a desire that seems impossible to fulfill. Jerry Newport found out from watching “Rain Man” at the movie theatre and saying the answer to a hard math equation before Babbitt the rain man did, that he had...
Romance and Autism: Dating is more than possible for people with ASD
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Romance and Autism: Dating is more than possible for people with ASD

If people with autism struggle with relational skills, such as emotional connectedness, can they hope to be successful in finding a romantic relationship? The answer cannot be a blanket statement, and much of the answer depends on the individual with autism. S...
Aquatic Therapy Improves Quality of Life for Children with Autism – Part 2
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Aquatic Therapy Improves Quality of Life for Children with Autism – Part 2

Aquatic therapy provides an environment uniquely suited to the special needs of children on the autism spectrum. To recap the first article, water has the right amount of hydrostatic pressure that makes an autistic child feel safe and supported, at the same ti...
Aquatic Therapy Enhances Quality of Life for Children with Autism
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Aquatic Therapy Enhances Quality of Life for Children with Autism

With the broad spectrum of special needs associated with autism, it is good that the spectrum is also receptive to a wide range of intervention methods. Children diagnosed with autism enter life with serious challenges. Learning can be difficult. Communication...