As we set about our daily routines, we can't always anticipate the unexpected: changes in our schedule, things not going according to plan, disappointments, upsetting others. Flexibility gives us the cognitive tools to face challenging situations when they occur and to adapt appropriately to changing conditions.Read More
From the Ice Bucket Challenge to Movember, there are plenty of awesome ways to raise awareness about issues we feel passionate about. For Autism Awareness Month, we wanted to do a little more than give you facts and figures (even though we have those too) or ask that you grow out your beard.
Maybe you haven't met anyone with autism (even though we know it affects 1 in 68 children - we told you we had facts) we want you to hear what autism is like from young adults who live with it everyday.
Is there something you want the world to know about your autism? Share it with us!
Having an organized life is something we all try to attain, yet finding the magic formula can often elude us, especially those of us who struggle with the idea that everything has a proper place, and that life can be much easier if we unclutter the environments in which we operate.Read More
Many parents with children on the spectrum have found themselves in a similar situation: watching their child fixate on a task for hours, only to find that she has neglected her chores, dismissed doing her homework, and retreated indoors to avoid social interaction.Read More
As a twenty-one-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, which a high functioning form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (or ASD for short), at the age of three, I wished I knew that there were people like Paula Breeden. From Kindergarten to eighth grade, I was required to leave my normal subject classes or study periods most afternoons to join other students with mental conditions and “learn social skills.”Read More
The most daunting part of any task is getting started. Whether you’re a procrastinator, afraid of failure, or simply lack the motivation to spring into action, making the leap from knowing you have to do something to actually doing it can feel like jumping across the Grand Canyon.Read More
Emotional control gives us the ability to manage our emotions during stressful situations, to assess and evaluate our behavioral responses, and to strategize a set of practices that give us a clear mind and a positive attitude.Read More