Monthly Archives

March 2015


7 Steps to Take A Stand Against Bullying

Autism Speaks is committed to providing resources and tools to help take a stand against bullying. Here are seven steps that parents, educators and students can take to help take a stand against bullying. The Special Needs Anti-Bullying Toolkit contains a number of tips and resources to accomplish each of these steps. Unfortunately, children with autism are especially vulnerable to bullying. A 2012 study

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Reducing Playground Stress for Kids with Autism

A psychiatry professor from Vanderbilt University is leading a study that looks at how children with autism spectrum disorders interact with neurotypical children on the playground — and ways to reduce playground-induced stress, King5.com reported. March 18, 2015 Reducing barriers and helping these children socialize A psychiatry professor from Vanderbilt University is leading a study that looks at how children with autism spectrum disorders

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12 Things I’d Like Teachers to Understand about Autism

A teacher recently asked blogger and autism mom Lisa Smith to share with her what she’d like to tell teachers about autism. Lisa came up with 12 things she would hand to her son’s teachers in grade school if she could go back in time. The post below is by Lisa Smith, the mother of seven children, two with special needs. Her son Tate

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The Empire State Building with Light It Up Blue in 2015

For the sixth year, New York’s most iconic landmark, the Empire State Building, will participate in Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign. March 05, 2015 For the sixth year, New York’s most iconic landmark, the Empire State Building, will participate in Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign. The Empire State Building has become an official symbol of Light It Up Blue and

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