Daryl Hannah talks candidly about Autism struggles

The beautiful 52 year old American Actress Daryl Hannah has recently shared with the media her struggle with ASD which caused her to take a step back from acting and the Hollywood lifestyle. (Revised Oct 1, 2013) The star of many eighties movies like Splash, Blade Runner and Wall Street was diagnosed in the late […]

Autism and Asperger’s brains wired differently, EEG records support recent changes in DSM- 5

A new study by Frank Duffy and colleagues, conducted at the Boston’s Children’s hospital, has revealed differences in the functioning of brains of children with Asperger’s syndrome and autism. The team studied electroencephalography (EEG) patterns of 400 children with autism, 26 children with Asperger’s syndrome and 550 typical peers. The findings showed weaker connections in […]

Autism Neurodiversity

After seeing this recent news story fabricate itself into becoming a major topic of discussion amongst the autistic community, I feel that it is appropriate as someone who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, to give his thoughts and opinions on a subject that I feel, is a delicate issue, but […]

Lego Play Therapy Benefits Children with Autism

Practitioners and parents have discovered that the use of LEGOs during play therapy groups for children with autism leads to improved social skills and play skills. Research confirms that this is the case. LEGO brand toy building blocks offer a highly routine, repetitive, structured form of play that many children with autism find appealing. Activities […]