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Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn’t the solution that works for your child. When your child is in need of tension relief, try one of these techniques: Try an inversion. For centuries, Yogis have...

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? It is rather ridiculous to assume the adults pictured actually have autism. And NO the vaccine connections has NOT been ruled out. In fact the studies that are cited to "prove" vaccines are not linked to autism have been discredited. Link here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/04/fourteen-studies-only-if-you-never-read-them.html

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? It is rather ridiculous to assume the adults pictured actually have autism. And NO the vaccine connections has NOT been ruled out. In fact the studies that are cited to "prove" vaccines are not linked to autism have been discredited. Link here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/04/fourteen-studies-only-if-you-never-read-them.html

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Even though individuals with autism are more likely to become depressed, they are less likely to pursue treatment because they may rather internalize the pain they are feeling than seek outside assistance. It also possible that they may be unable to articulate what exactly it is they are feeling. Difficulty in reading the facial expressions and body language of people who are on the autistic spectrum also means that depression is not easily observable from the outside.

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from Beyond Special Education

Life Skills for Adults with Autism

Life skills for adults with autism are very important as they transition to adulthood. Actively participate in transition planning to ensure your young adult's future. Click to read more or pin for later!

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from Kori at Home

How to Best Support Autistic Adults

Autistic children eventually become autistic adults but how can we best support them? Here are a few ideas of how to support adults on the autism spectrum.

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This chart is good information about meltdowns. *** But please remember that adults with ASD have "meltdowns" too, although they are very different***. As an adult it's not possible to throw a tantrum so the issues shown on the diagram manifest differently. (And differently in different ASD adults.) What's needed is acceptance and helping that person decompress and destress before a meltdown happens. -- http://www.theautismdad.com

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'Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum' picks up many of the themes Lynne Soraya discusses in Asperger's Diary, her blog for Psychology Today. Topics include managing emotional and sensory issues, safety, interviewing for jobs, and connecting with friends and romantic partners. We talked with Soraya, who works in technology for a Fortune 500 firm, about her efforts to help young adults with autism reach their potential.

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