autism and change in routine
Autism and Change in Routine: Coping Strategies

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals in various ways, including their ability to handle changes in routine. Sudden changes can have a significant impact on autistic individuals, often leading to distress and difficulty adapting.  Understanding the impact of

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are autistic people highly visual
Are Autistic People Highly Visual?

Autistic people often exhibit a unique thinking style that is characterized by a strong inclination toward visual processing. This visual thinking style involves using visual images to solve problems, create new ideas, and understand complex concepts.  What is Visual Thinking

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what part of the brain does autism affect
What Part of the Brain Does Autism Affect?

The brains of people with autism process information differently compared to those without autism, showing less coordinated activity in general. This altered processing can contribute to the unique cognitive abilities and behavioral characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The

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autistic thinking examples
Understanding ASD: Autistic Thinking Examples

To understand autistic thinking, we have to recognize and appreciate the different cognitive styles that individuals on the autism spectrum may possess. Temple Grandin, a renowned scientist and autism spokesperson, identified three specialized cognitive types in autistic individuals: visual thinkers,

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are autistic people smart
Are Autistic People Smart?

The relationship between intelligence and autism has been a topic of interest and research. Scientists have discovered genetic links to intelligence, and many of these genes have been found in individuals on the autistic spectrum.  Researchers have made significant progress

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autism and balance issues
Autism and Balance Issues: What’s the Link?

For individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), motor challenges can be a significant aspect of their condition. These challenges can impact various areas, including motor coordination and the development of motor skills.  Recognizing the impact and early signs of motor

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fine motor skills activities for autism
Fine Motor Skills Activities for Autism

Fine motor skills, which involve small movements of the hands and fingers, are essential for performing everyday tasks. However, some children on the autism spectrum may face challenges in developing these skills.  Understanding the importance of fine motor skills and

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are autistic people clumsy
Are Autistic People Clumsy?

Motor skills refer to the ability to control and coordinate movements of the body. In the case of autism, motor skills development can be affected, leading to challenges in various areas of movement.  According to research, approximately 80 percent of

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occupational therapy for asd
Occupational Therapy for ASD

Approximately one in 36 children in the United States are diagnosed with autism. While signs of autism can be recognized as early as age two, it is typically detected after age five. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial in improving

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can you have stimming without autism
Can You Have Stimming Without Autism?

Stimming, which is short for self-stimulatory behavior, is a term used to describe repetitive movements or actions often seen in individuals with autism. However, stimming is not exclusive to autism, as individuals who are not autistic may also engage in

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can you be a little bit autistic
Can You Be a Little Bit Autistic?

Autism is a complex and diverse neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by a wide range of challenges and strengths. The term “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD) emphasizes the understanding that autism exists on a continuum, with individuals experiencing varying degrees of

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