10 Tips for Parents to Deal with the Issue of Bullying and their Child

October is Bullying Prevention Month 10 Tips for Parents to Deal with the Issue of Bullying and their Child By Thomas Weck As we know all too well these days, bullying can happen any time, any where and to anyone, from the youngest children in day care (or even at home) and beyond. The following tips will help parents find ways to detect, prevent and deal with the bullying of young children. 1. Be your child’s go-to person. Make sure {Read More}

More Funny and Inspirational Autism Quotes

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“Autism is part of who I am” is just one of several Temple Grandin quotes that I posted on my blog in mid-August. The ‘Funny and Inspirational Autism Quotes’ post was an immediate hit and has already been pinned and re-pinned more than 100 times. I know that a 100-pin post isn’t viral but for this small autism blog, it is something to be excited about so I decided to look for more quotes. Today, I bring you More Funny {Read More}

10 Things Not to Say to Parents of Children with Autism [Graphic]

10 Things Not to Say to Parents of Children With Autism Graphic

The May Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and other services to children on the autism spectrum, published a list of 10 Things Not to Say to Parents of Children With Autism to support Autism Awareness Month 2012. That post is one of my most shared posts here at The Autism Education Site, so I decided to turn the May Institute’s list into a graphic. If you had to add your own item, what would you tell other people {Read More}

10 Common Autism Myths

As autism prevalence rates have risen, public awareness about autism spectrum disorders has also increased. Unfortunately, there are still some common autism myths that people think are fact. 10 Common Autism Myths 1. Autism is caused by refrigerator mothers – Children with autism have parents that are cold and uncaring, which couldn’t be further from the truth. 2. All individuals with autism have cognitive disabilities – Autism is a spectrum and that means that there are individuals with genius-level IQs {Read More}

History of Autism in the United States Infographic

Did you know that autism wasn’t a distinct diagnostic category until the DSM-III? Did you know that autism is almost 5 times more common among boys than girls? These facts and more from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control are presented in the ‘History of Autism in the United States’ infographic, which was custom made for The Autism Education Site. Click on the image above for a full-screen view of the History of Autism in the United States infographic. You {Read More}

Funny and Inspirational Autism Quotes

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While updating The Autism Education Site over the weekend, I spent some time turning a few funny and inspirational autism quotes into images that can be used as an autism awareness tool on social media sites or other blogs. Please feel free to use any of these images below with a linkback to this post. To view the full-sized image, simply click on any of the graphics. Update: I have more funny and inspirational autism quotes available for sharing. Now {Read More}