New NJ Transit Technology Enhances Accessibility on Public Transit
Advancements Improve Customer Experience and Enhance Accessibility for Neurodiverse Customers and Those with Mobility Challenges. Today, May 11, 2022, NJ Transit announced the launch of a new mobile app to improve accessibility on NJ Transit for neurodiverse customers and customers with mobility challenges.
Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders
EDS stands for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which is one of many hypermobility spectrum disorders. There are 13 different types of EDS. Most cases of EDS are rare, some of the more common types are hyper-mobile (hEDS), classic (cEDS), vascular (vEDS), and Kyphoscoliotic (kEDS).
Autistic man's dog may have canine dysfunctional behavior autism
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as witnessed and told to me by a former associate who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. Many years ago, I worked for a man who had a bull terrier named “Bruno” who had extreme anxiety. The dog would quiver and shake uncontrollably whenever his owner wasn’t around. At the same time, the dog couldn’t bear being touched by his owner or anyone else. The dog’s anxiety was so severe that he would urinate on himself whenever his owner tried to pet him.
Untangling and Explaining Alexithymia
Alexithymia refers to difficulty feeling, identifying, or recognizing emotions in oneself, and accurately identifying emotions in others. This pathologization has been used to stereotype Autistic people as “unfeeling”, lacking in emotions, and unable to read the emotions of others. This is a gross oversimplification that is harmful to many Autistic people.
Teen artist with autism takes pictures of toy cars and becomes TikTok star
Anthony Schmidt takes pictures of his toy cars and uses a unique perspectiveAnthony Schmidt. Anthony Schmidt is 14 years old and already a sensation on TikTok. His photos of toy cars have earned him more than 500,000 followers on the popular social media app. The videos he posts garner tens of thousands of likes and shares.
Spirited Play is a Great New Place Space in San Ramon
Spirited Play is a great new play space in San Ramon, California that just opened and provides lots of opportunities for indoor play, with a special emphasis on developmental play and neurodiversity
For Autism Awareness Month, a mother shares her story.
Awareness, interview, and information on Autism. According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC):. People with ASD may behave, communicate, interact, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. There is often nothing about how they look that sets them apart from other people. The abilities of people with ASD can vary significantly. For example, some people with ASD may have advanced conversation skills whereas others may be nonverbal. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others can work and live with little to no support.
OPINION: My Cousin, Elon Musk
If you have ever had a DNA test done on Ancestry, FTDNA, 23andMe, or others, you will quickly realize that you have thousands of relatives. You may find siblings, aunts, uncles, and even grandparents you never knew you had. Whether you were adopted like me or not, we all have hundreds of cousins woven throughout our generational layers.
Autism isn't the worst disability a child can have
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. Six years ago one of my friends had her first child and within a year of him being born I started to wonder if he was autistic.
Coming to terms with my daughter's disabilities
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. One of the hardest but best days of this adventure I call parenting was the day that I accepted the fact that my daughter was disabled, and that it wasn’t something that was going to change.
Anthony Ryan Schmidt sets the bar for National Autism Month
April is National Autism Awareness Month. With a focus on autism for the entire month, the goal is to help educate and make people more aware of autism and the variety of ways that it can affect people.
The Linwood School Honors National Autism Month
Ellicott City, MD — The Linwood School celebrated Autism Awareness Day by providing its students with opportunities to learn about Autism and to celebrate their individuality and accomplishments. The students created individual puzzle pieces as a symbol that every student is an important piece of the Linwood community. The event also included crafts, gifts, and participation in the school wide “Linwood Reads” initiative.
National World Autism Day
Autism is a developmental disorder impairing a person’s ability to interact and communicate with others in a normal fashion. Symptoms can vary greatly and include obsessive-compulsive disorders, repetitive behaviors, difficulty communicating, social interaction disorders, and more.
Circadian rhythm genes reveal a connection to autism
A new study is showing that Clock Gene mutation is found to contribute to the development of Autism. for anyone who has Autism. for anybody in your life who has Autism. for anybody who’s just interested in Autism.
April is Autism Acceptance Month
April is Autism Acceptance MonthPhoto by Polina Kovaleva. Many of us know someone with autism, which makes this month and World Autism Day, April 2nd, all the more significant to each one of us. This month is not only about bringing awareness to autism, but it is about helping others to understand how inclusivity matters for those who have been diagnosed with autism.
Sleep Disorders in ADHD & Autism
March 14–20, 2022 is Sleep Awareness Week. Sleep disorders are extremely common in neurodiverse individuals, so I want to share specific information related to sleep issues in autism and ADHD. I am fortunate that I usually sleep well nowadays, but this comes after decades of insomnia and sleep issues.
We’re well aware of autism, we need to start appreciating Autistic People. Except the most well-known group which claims to support and advocate for autistics and their families actually perpetuates myths, stereotypes, and philosophies based in eugenics.
‘Bachelor’ Alum Demi Burnett Opens up About Recent Autism Diagnosis
One of Bachelor Nation’s faves has always spoken candidly about her mental health. Demi Burnett on InstagramCredit: Instagram.com @Demi_not_lovato. The TV personality, 27, became a fan favorite on Season 23 of The Bachelor, where fans watched her compete for leading man Colton Underwood’s heart.
ADHD And Autistic Assets
So much of the literature on ADHD and autism focuses on our deficits, painting us as “disordered”, pathologizing our very existence. Yes, neurodiverse people struggle, as do neurotypical people.