An estimated 1 in 68 diagnosed children is on the autism spectrum.
With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD.
Social Stories are not just for younger students; they can be useful for all ages, including teenagers.
The teenage years can be complicated, full of adult-type situations mixed with the awkwardness of still being an adolescent.
), but if you don’t break that habit before too long, your 20-year-old, 200-pound son will still expect and demand to get in the grocery cart, even when he can’t fit in it.
And if you think you get stares when your 6-year-old is in the cart, just wait.
Sometimes personal hygiene is all but forgotten by people with Aspergers. It is difficult to attract the attention of the opposite sex if you forget to bathe and brush your teeth.
Every time they turn around, a teenager is exposed to something that they may not like, want, or that they know is wrong.
Adults play a role in mentoring and influencing their young, impressionable minds.
Aspergers dating can be a bit more complicated than typical teen dating.
The onset of dating is a big step for teens with Aspergers (high functioning autism), just as it is for all teens.