THIS TEEN WITH AUTISM IS PREPARING FOR HIS PARALYMPIC DEBUT

Michael Brannigan is 19 years old and one of the fastest runners in the world. He also happens to be autistic.
He is part of the US track team at this year 2016’s Paralympics in Rio-an achievement that brings to fulfilment, a dream he expressed over a year ago while still in high school.
His parents, coaches and peers cannot say they are totally surprised by this achievement: Mike broke the illustrious five-minute mile in the seventh grade.

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5 IDEAS TO HELP YOUR AUTISTIC CHILD DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS

Parents can’t want their children struggle. For parents of children with autism, there are ways to help your child learn social skills, though. The work often starts in a therapy session, but it does not stop there. With the right understanding and practice, you can play a major role in your child’s education. Start with the basics — just as your child will.

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COMMON FACTS AND FICTION ABOUT AUTISM – IT’S TIME TO CLEAR THE AIR

Parents of children with autism will have a very different parenting experience. The good thing is that the medical profession is tirelessly bring forward resources and materials to help both parents and healthcare professionals to deal with this situation better but it is also important to note that there are some prevailing myths that make it very uncomfortable for parents. This is an attempt to separate fact from fiction so you will have a clearer vision about your future.

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Sanjay Shah – Founder of Autism Rocks Talks about Improving Communications with Your Autistic Child

Sanjay Shah, founder of Autism Rocks, believes that parents can improve communication with their child if they figure out how best to interact with him.  He said that the brains of children with autism can create a level of bedlam (or worse) all the time.

‘Normal activities’ such as sleep, speech and communication can make a child with autism incredibly stressed out. This can be difficult to grasp at first, but Sanjay Shah suggests working with qualified professionals to improve your understanding of autism. This will help you be a better parent to your child. Mr Shah says that parents have a lot of learning to do, and this was the key reason behind his decision to create Autism Rocks.

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