Pet Gecko Helps Boy with Autism

Ten year-old Callum Lake has Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism that makes it difficult for him to read other people’s emotions. Like many children on the autism spectrum, he has struggled with making friends and dealing with anxiety. Then Spike entered his life. Spike is Callum’s pet gecko. Callum’s mother, Karen Beech, bought Spike […]

The Horse Boy Method Increases Cognitive Processing of Autistic Children

As the number of people diagnosed with autism increases (1 out of 88 children in 2008 compared to 1 out of 110 children in 2006 as stated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention), it becomes increasingly important to find methods to help autistic people experience the world in meaningful ways. Autism can cause […]