In Canada, despite progressive programs, wait times continue to grow

In Canada, health and education are in provincial jurisdiction and The Province of Quebec has long been known to be a leader in social policies and health care in the country.  Canada as a whole has a history of favourable and universal coverage and is often held up as an example for other countries. However, in […]

Learners with Autism Respond to Music Therapy

Unique challenges call for unique approaches. The mind of an autistic person has not developed the same way that the mind of a neurotypical has. It follows, that the mind of an autistic person may not learn through the same methods that are prescribed for a neurotypical. A different means through which an autistic learner […]

Eye-opening POV Autism Documentary airs on PBS

On July 29, 2013, PBS premiered the documentary Neurotypical. Neurotypical is a documentary from the viewpoint of autistic individuals that explores their daily lives, thoughts and feelings, as well as their opinion on the normal, or “neurotypical,” world. The film is rare, as it is not only poignant and revealing, but also remarkable and sometimes […]

What Happens When Children with Autism Grow Up?

Autism has been around for many years, but the past few decades have seen the numbers of diagnosed cases rise exponentially. We still don’t know what causes the disorder, and there is considerable debate regarding the best way to treat it, but we do know this – there is a huge influx of adults with […]

Special needs versus NT behaviour – a voice from the Spectrum

by guest contributor Lynda Flood There is a dangerous common misconception about children on the Autistic Spectrum, which leaves them open and vulnerable to physical and verbal attacks.  Many people believe that children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or ASD are a danger to society, but in reality ASD is a neurological disorder.  Usually when a […]