Are there any Autism Walk Brochures or pamphlets?
Please include links!
Thanks to All!
I need a visual aid about autism for my health project?
So far i have a few, but not enough. Doctor offices around me don’t have any pamphlets so I was wondering if anyone knows of a site that may contain printable informational material about autism i.e. brochures, guidelines, pamphlets, etc. Basically anything would be a great help at this point. Thanks.
Try looking at the Autism Society of America website. This may have some information for you. Also, Autismspeaks.org.
do you think that the an autistic child obsession/fixation should be put away, such as toys with wheels? my toddler who is an ASD loves all types of vehicles, that doesn’t confine only on the ones that have wheels ( he also loves boats, airplanes, helicoptes, space shuttles). he loves them and he loves to look at them in pictures such as found in books. but even so, he has other activities and toys that he loves to play with such as alphabet blocks, megablocks, stacking cups. i’ve observed that he loves to create and build things such as flags, pizza, flowers etc out of these toys. and he can’t live without his stuff pooh bear which he carries around the house but doesn’t insist on bringing to school or any other place. he loves to draw too. before, his fixation on cars was intense that i have kept most of his toys that have wheels in the closet. but every now and then, i let him play with them. and recently i have bought him a pamphlet about vehicles (am i too indulging as a parent?). at the therapy clinic, he knows where these kind of toys are kept and oftentimes insist on having them though. whenever we do home activities, sometimes i include cars and trucks in the drills to motivate him to stay on the task. should I totally eliminate these type of toys in my child’s life? if i do this, i have another worry in mind coz, his obsession might shift on to other toys which are available and he can have easily access to.
For a child with autism obsession/fixations are usually a way of dealing with anxiety as they are familiar and predictable. Removing them from their environment can often result in a huge and unnecessary increase in anxiety. Rather than removing them all together I would try to expand the play or gently introduce a new toy to the game or a new way of playing with it or a new meaning to what they are doing.
When my daughter would meaninglessly line up her toys I would give it a reason “Oh, are they having a concert?” or “Are they waiting in line to go to the zoo?” then I would introduce a new toy to help play out the scenario.
When she played very repetitively with one toy I first joined in with her and then slowly changed the activity, gradually introducing more and more actions till she was playing with it in a less repetitive and more meaningful way.
Also, childhood fixations in autistic children can often lead to a careers in that area as adults so rather than eliminating it all together it is probably more productive to try to channel it into healthier and more productive play.
Although it had to be taught My daughter daughter’s play is now creative and varied and not focussed on any one thing.
I just recieved a pamphlet in the mail from my town saying our water system violated drinking water standards?
over the past year. It stated that there were no emergency findings just that no tests or samples were taken when they should have. There is a chart that lists the possible contaminants. Though things such as lead and magnanese were among those listed and were under the regulatory range….it still concerns me that these contaminants are even present. As a town of Newburgh, NY resident, should I be annoyed? I mean, isnt it our tax dollars that funds the testing of our drinking water? And for the town to decide, “well, lets skip some tests…” doesnt sit right with me. Please some advice is wished. Also, i was wondering your opinions on whether Lead and magnanese ect can be linked to autism? I say this because we have extensively studied things like vaccines but have we ignored simple supplies of our drinking water?
Any advice on getting a toddler with autism to wear glasses?
My youngest son (29 months) has autism, and he was just recently diagnosed with pretty significant astigmatism as well. He’s been prescribed glasses and I just got them today. We have a pair with the cables that go around the ear. I’ll be getting another pair soon, too, so we’ll have a few options.
He’s completely non-verbal, and he understands very little conversationally – his receptive and expressive language skills are about that of a 4 month old.
I have tried giving him treats when I put his glasses on him, which helps him keep them on (this was recommended in one of the pamphlets that the eye doctor gave me). He’ll usually take them off as soon as the treat is gone, though. My concern is that the treat thing will become a constant habit. Did anyone else find that this method worked at all, or did it become a habit?
Has anyone else had a toddler or child with autism that needed glasses? Or if you had a non-autistic toddler or child that wore glasses, what tips do you have for helping me get him to keep them on? How long did it take for your child to keep them on?
So far, he’ll keep them on for very short periods of time, which is good – better than I expected, really.
Barfly, I’ll definitely mention it to his therapists. Thanks.
The glasses he has are Diego glasses, but I’m not sure how much he’ll care about any logos or designs. I’ll see what they have when we pick out his second pair.
Leah’s Mommy – I did try that, sort of. I wear glasses myself, so I thought maybe he wouldn’t be as hesitant since I have them, too. I tried putting his sort of up by my face (they’re really tiny, LOL). He did find it amusing.
He’s been wearing them for the past 30 minutes without taking them off, and I’ll take any victory I can get.
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