Autism screening criteria are based on data collected mainly from the studies of autistic boys. Why? Historically, the diagnosis of autism has been more common in boys than girls, so scientists have focused their research on boys–and now girls with autism are being overlooked.
Why do so many adults with autism struggle with finding and keeping a job? The world simply isn’t built for neurodivergent people–but there are things employers can do to remedy that.
Transitioning to Independence: 5 Online Resources to Help Neurodivergent Young Adults Find Jobs & Job Skills
85% of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed, yet 60% of them have cognitive abilities at or above those of neurotypical individuals. So what is the problem?
Children with autism often express anxiety and stress like neurotypical individuals, however, autistic children can experience anxiety more intensely and more often than other children which typically prompts a regression in behaviors.
A common worry of parents who have children on the spectrum is whether autism might negatively impact their other child. Last Friday I had the opportunity to interview the brother of a young woman...
A RDI consultant speaks on finding the tools to connect and communicate , and to help with self regulation. A helpful video gives a window into RDI being put into practice.
How to Treat Your Autistic Child Respectfully and Create a Better Family Life
Why is your child acting out? Is it stress?
Unlike many other autism treatments available today, we believe that there is no age limit to the brain's ability to continue changing! We see a many families come into the program with teenagers...
Dynamic focuses on problem solving, thinking, flexibility, where there are several solutions to a single problem.
An RDI® Guide to Happiness
Alfonso is non-speaking, but he has a lot to say. The world needs to listen and learn from this young man’s wise and whole-hearted way of living.
This blog post was originally published on saiconnections blog. You can read the original article here. “I don’t know what sets him off. He suddenly gets into meltdowns and attacks his father and...
I found Mohit and more importantly, he found himself.
By 2020, it is estimated that there will be a shortage of 95 million skilled workers. Will autistic people fill those gaps?
Employment is often elusive for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
What do we mean when we talk about thinking? In this podcast, Paul Louden and RDI consultant, Kim Emery talk about the process of thinking....
Train a generation of young men and women to work with autistics who need support …
Autism is neither good nor bad. It just exists, and it’s up to us…
So…once they have your attention, then what?
When a couple faces the extra challenges of a special needs child, the fragility can increase at an alarming rate.
Decisions like this are often made irrationally, only using the emotional aspect of the brain…
The following was shared by RDI mom, Bernadette Z. who works with consultant, Paulette Cormier I first met our RDI consultant when I was feeling somewhat lost with how to help my 16-year-old son...
Ever wondered what it feels like to have autism? One guy shares his opinion on what it feels like to have autism as an adult.
I think that is where my stumbling block lies …preparing the proper time and space for successful work.
Bob, a very bright kid, was able to self-teach many things including the Rubik’s Cube but interacting in a meaningful way with others has not come so easily.
Here are 19 activities you can do right away with your teenager:
How can you help your autistic teen build healthy social relationships? Dr. Kim Isaac tells us all about it.