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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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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
Drivers with ASD like to have every detail in place in accordance with their personal preferences. They want to change things precisely like the climate control and the radio. These changes allow for comfort and, therefore, enjoyment while driving. However, one thing...read more
The homework load gets more difficult in the upper grades, so making sure that grade schoolers have a solid foundation in how to do their homework is essential. With the following tips, parents can help their children set goals and complete their homework confidently...read more
Parents of children with autism do such an incredible job of holding their children’s hands through tough therapy sessions, emotional outbursts, and visits to medical specialists that parents sometimes forget to let go. To remind me to give my son the space he needs...read more
When our babies are first put into our arms, we feel a deep responsibility for their safety and for meeting their every need to thrive. As they grow, we get excited with each milestone: They are picking up cereal—and they are getting it in their mouths! They are...read more
As a parent of a 20-year-old son on the autism spectrum, I have plenty of personal experience with meltdowns. And I’ve learned that meltdowns are as difficult for the child as they are for the family. When our children lose control, they are no longer themselves. Our...read more
Trust me when I say that I have had plenty of meltdowns. What stands out most is the excruciating and overwhelming physical and emotional pain that occurs every time. The meltdown experience is like the stages of a volcanic eruption: It begins with pressure beneath...read more
Autism Delaware in the News
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