Autism and Gender

Autism and Gender

By Gee Abraham Grasping the unique relationship between autistic people and their genders is an essential component of understanding the autistic experience. With growing evidence that autistic people are more likely to be gender-diverse than non-autistics, resources can be directed toward both autism and gender clinics to

Read more

Try an Organic Perspective and Improve Your Children’s Health

Try an Organic Perspective and Improve Your Children’s Health

By Bojana Petkovic Parents’ biggest concern is the health and wellbeing of their children. Proper nutrition significantly influences overall health, so many parents try to install good habits on their young ones. Conventional food is often attractively wrapped and abundantly available. As tastes are concerned, it’s certainly

Read more

Make Words Sing: Making Poetry & Music

Make Words Sing: Making Poetry & Music

By Donnie Welch   In his short poem “To Make Words Sing” Langston Hughes writes: To make words sing Is a wonderful thing– Because in a song Words last so long.   I’ve always found this to be sound advice! In first approaching poetry as a reader,

Read more

Nursing Professor Offers Tips to Help Children with Autism Eat Well

Nursing Professor Offers Tips to Help Children with Autism Eat Well

School nurses are critical to the health care of children with autism since they work with a population susceptible to malnutrition, says a Ball State University nursing professor. “These children are often picky eaters,” said Connie McIntosh, An associate Professor in the College of Health. “Parents and schools

Read more

Why Do Many Children with Autism Love Trains?

Why Do Many Children with Autism Love Trains?

By David Tennyson  For many people “Thomas the Tank Engine” was just a cartoon character, but its powers were realized when research conducted by the National Autistic Society discovered that children with autism respond more strongly to Thomas the Tank Engine than any other cartoon character. Many

Read more

Creating A Sensory-Friendly Thanksgiving

Creating A Sensory-Friendly Thanksgiving

By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP The holiday season brings a sensory-stimulating buzz of joy and excitement for many. It also brings along many stress-inducing interruptions to daily routines, an array of unwritten social rules and expectations, and increased social interactions. Preparing mindfully for each event, setting boundaries,

Read more

Simple Ways to Satisfy Picky Eaters

Simple Ways to Satisfy Picky Eaters

Family mealtime can be challenging for a variety of reasons, including the varying taste buds of all family members. Although there is no consistent definition of picky eating, according to a report published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, the term is generally used to characterize children

Read more