Inclusion, Mental Health, and Autism

Inclusion, Mental Health, and Autism

By David Gray-Hammond Autistic People Make Excellent Teachers and Advocates Gaining access to mental health services can be extremely challenging for autistic individuals, especially for those affected by addiction, and whose early years are marked by a lack of strong social, familial, and professional support. While my

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Medical Cannabis and Children With Autism

Medical Cannabis and Children With Autism

By Geoffrey Brown, PharmD A recent study conducted by Israeli researchers found that medical cannabis is an effective therapy for children on the autism spectrum. The results, to be published in the Journal of Neurology, document how conditions improved for 80 percent of the autistic children treated

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Assistive Technology for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Assistive Technology for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Source: Upbility.net The website Upbility.net states that “when individuals have severe speech and language disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication strategies (AAC) can provide them with an opportunity to express themselves and have a voice, impacting life quality, educational access, and development of social skills and relationships.” According to the

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Floortime Therapy for Children with Autism

Floortime Therapy for Children with Autism

By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP Floortime therapy does not necessarily entail spending time on the floor with your child – but it could! Floortime therapy is a key component of the DIR model, developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder. Using this approach, caregivers and

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