What was it like raising a child with autism, before most people – teachers and doctors included – really knew what it was? The first in a series about the lives of adults with autism born before 1985.
School and autism
Who hasn't felt the disapproving stares of others when their child with autism was acting differently? Those glares convey the shame, disappointment or rejection that societies around the globe attach to autism. What does stigma mean for people?
Studies say that children and adults with autism are at risk for an inactive lifestyle and obesity. While the reasons are subject to debate, it's clear that people with ASD often face unique challenges to physical fitness.
Returning to school after summer vacation can be hard for any child, but for a student with autism, this time of year can be especially stressful. Find out what experienced parents and professionals have to say about easing those back-to-school jitters.
News reports have highlighted alleged high-profile crimes by people with autism spectrum disorders in recent years. But media speculation aside, what do we really know about autism and violent crime?
The road to adulthood officially begins for many teens when they graduate. But for people with autism, leaving high school is a more monumental step, one that will transform their relationship to services and supports.
Date First Published: December 7, 2007