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The Sun Newsletter
We’d love to send you a copy of our newsletter. Each quarterly issue of “The Sun” covers a topic that is relevant to people affected by autism and their families. Also included are highlights of Autism Delaware’s recent efforts.
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Sensory-Friendly Fun at Amusement Parks/Museums! KidZooU: Hamilton Family Children's Zoo and Education Center at the Philadelphia Zoo has collaborated with special needs groups to create a sensory friendly experience. This experience offers social stories, a visual...read more
The Autism Delaware Google group offered parents the chance to write about the effect of adapted physical education (PE) on their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here are the four questions: • Is your child’s adapted PE experience appropriate for his or...read more
Jillian Mathews, who is 21 and will graduate from the Charlton program in May of this year , is very excited to share some important information to increase autism awareness. “It’s important to understand people with autism and what their interests are,” says...read more
When my older, neurotypical son Frankie was in the fourth grade, begins parent Jen Nardo, he wrote a book report about a child living with autism. During Frankie’s oral report, he talked about his younger brother Jake and some of the challenges our family faced at the...read more
Parent2Parent, by Jen Nardo Every phase of our kids’ lives comes with its own set of worries and concerns. I remember when my boys were born that I worried about their eating, sleeping, and “diaper activities.” Those beginner worries moved on to sitting, crawling,...read more
How to vacation so it’s relaxing by Jen Nardo Vacationing with a child who has autism brings up many questions: Should we drive somewhere? Should we fly? Should we stay at home and play in the backyard? My family has done all three—and so can yours! Here are some...read more
In my youth, I learned outdoor survival skills and community social skills, which helped me think through the tasks at hand before acting on them. These skills were reinforced when I took classes in martial arts. I also acquired the skill to meditate and was able to...read more
We all have witnessed that special kind of shock that comes along with accepting autism into our lives: The rapid heartbeat, adrenaline-fed fear that shakes our souls. The anger and disappointment are unavoidable; the acceptance and resulting dedication to serve and...read more
A review for Delaware’s providers: Young adults with ASD in behavioral and mental-health crises, by Peter J. Doehring, PhD
Behavioral crises can include episodes of aggression or self-injury that are so severe that they put the health of the person with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or others in immediate danger. The risk for these kinds of episodes generally increases in people with...read more
My son, Jake, who lives with autism, is almost 19 years old. When he reached a certain age, I was on the lookout for signs of puberty. Not knowing when he’d actually develop, I started to prepare him for what was to come: “You are going to grow hair on your body,” I...read more
Autism Delaware in the News
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