Homeschooling: How to Get Started

So you’ve gone over the pros and cons, and decided to give it a try. Congratulations! In our last in the series on homeschooling we look at suggestions to help you get started: 1. Find out what the laws are in your state or country. As a homeschooler, you will be responsible for maintaining your […]

Sign Language and Individuals with ASD

Adapted sign language can be a very valuable tool when teaching non-verbals learners on the autism spectrum to communicate functionally. For non-verbal children on the autism spectrum, the signs that are put in place are « adapted signs » meaning they are based on American or British sign language signs but made simpler. This may involve teaching […]

Jessica Katherine Ouderkirk’s school project on autism – touching others

New York, USA – Jessica Katherine Ouderkirk  a senior in High School recently took her presentation on the Autism Spectrum Disorder to various classes for two weeks as part of an Autism Awareness Project. She then decided to load it on to You Tube. Jessica’s decided to create another video which covered her own personal […]

Disadvantages of homeschooling children with ASD

There are many advantages to homeschooling a child with autism, but there are also difficulties that parents need to be aware of before they take that step. One of the biggest disadvantages parents cite is the lack of free time for themselves. Raising a child with autism can be exhausting. Many require constant supervision. Lots […]

Advantages of Homeschooling A Child With Autism

Flexibility of homeschooling those with autism Many parents of children with autism have considered homeschooling at one time or another. Educating a child with autism can be a challenge, and many schools are not up to the task. Even schools with highly qualified teachers and excellent programming cannot give a child the one-on-one personal attention […]

Autism and Preparing the Way for Romance

Validating the sexuality of those with autism It’s common for the parents and caregivers of children on the autism spectrum to steer clear of the topic of sex and avoid sex education. As autistic children become adults, they are sometimes considered childlike, without the desire or the need for increasing degrees of intimate experiences that […]

Homeschooling and Autism

Educating a child with autism is challenging Traditional classroom methods are often unsuccessful, and many schools are ill-equipped to meet the needs of children with learning differences. Most children with autism also suffer from sensory issues, which can be easily triggered in a classroom of 20 to 30 children, with florescent lights, scratchy chalk, and […]

Australian study finds autistic teens feel isolated

Autism Daily Newscast report earlier this month on a study published by Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) that found teens with autism are struggling to cope with school work, bullying, and mental health issues.  The last article focused on the challenges within the school system. This article looks at the broader issues of the study. The study called “We […]

Measuring how the autistic brain of 2 year olds responds to words predicts future abilities

Early intervention is important in the developmental strategies for those with autism, but why is it that the learning of one child may be significantly more or less than another. A new  research paper, published May 29 in the journal PLoS ONE, studied 24 –  2 year old children who had autism and 20 other […]

The Science Museum – Early Bird Autism Session

Autism Daily Newscast recently read a blog post by ‘Tincture Of Museum’ that was posted on twitter. The post was written by Claire, an ex-librarian, researcher and museum volunteer. She is also mum to three children aged nine, five and three. Her eldest daughter was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder a year ago. Claire wrote […]