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Matthew went to Camp Royall hoping to make a friend. At the end of it all, he had two best friends for life.

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Employing Adults with Autism: You Can Help

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018

The need for employment opportunities for adults with autism is significant; studies have shown that a majority of them are unemployed or underemployed. For individuals on the spectrum, employment not only fosters financial stability and promotes greater independence but also increases self-esteem and provides opportunities to improve social skills, grow a network of friends and…

Making Halloween Fun for Individuals with Autism

Monday, Oct 15, 2018

October can be full of fun, Halloween-themed events, culminating in trick-or-treating. While this tradition may seem enjoyable and simple for most families, it can present a number of potential obstacles for families with a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). New social rules and novel situations (strangers, new sights and sounds, and itchy costumes)…

Bullying: Confronting One of Our Worst Nightmares

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018

October is National Bullying Awareness Month. For those of us with children on the spectrum, bullying is one of our greatest fears. A nonverbal child cannot stand up for himself or easily ask for help. For children who have language, dyspraxia and social skill deficits can prevent them from recognizing that they are being mistreated…