The Importance of Autism Training for Teachers

A new law in England just mandated that every new teacher undergo autism training before entering classrooms. This important initiative will mean that by September 2018, teachers there will be better equipped with techniques geared at helping students on the spectrum learn effectively and thrive in school.

2017-06-19T14:54:38+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How a Simple Comic Shows the Autism Spectrum More Fully

The autism spectrum has typically been visually represented as a linear progression, with “not autistic” on one end, and “very autistic” on the other. The problem with this understanding of the spectrum is that it oversimplifies a complex medical condition and does not account for the myriad complexities in human brain processing. Autism is a [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Why We Need More Diversity in Autism Research & Resources

For years, autism has gone largely undiagnosed or mistreated amongst the black community, as research and funding has been geared toward white, affluent communities. This has been a problem since autism came into public consciousness in the 1940s, but in 2016, it’s high time we find a solution. Autism first came into public consciousness as [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments