Articles for Tag: "autism spectrum disorder"

‘Sesame Street’ introduces its first Muppet with autism 
‘Sesame Street’ introduces its first Muppet with autism
Meet Julia. A character created to spread awareness about the disorder.
Advocate Health Care and Brookfield Zoo helping kids with autism 
Advocate Health Care and Brookfield Zoo helping kids with autism
Read how my son’s experience at the zoo is making a positive difference.
Autism through Kelly’s eyes  Featured
Autism through Kelly’s eyes
Autism spectrum disorders can cause social challenges and other struggles. But one 11-year-old sees her situation differently.
Part 2: The fact and fiction of autism  Featured
Part 2: The fact and fiction of autism
In the second half of this two-part series, our expert helps separate more truths from myths on autism.
Autism: Separating fact from fiction  Featured
Autism: Separating fact from fiction
For many, the word “autism” conjures varying ideas and preconceived notions. In the first of this two-part series, our expert helps separate truth from myth.
Poetry teaches autistic kids the art of communication 
Poetry teaches autistic kids the art of communication
A technique capitalizing on Shakespeare is helping to improve social and communication skills in children with autism.
Autism diagnoses soaring among children 
Autism diagnoses soaring among children
A new report spotlights alarming statistics about the growing number of children with some form of autism. Find out what’s behind the increase.