AUTISM-ADHD LINK INVESTIGATED
A 2013 study shows almost 30 percent of young children with autism also show signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a rate that's three times higher than it is in the general population.
Additional articles on the Autism/ADHD link can be explored here:
From the National Autistic Society (U.K.)
From ADDitude magazine
Discover the Early signs of autism
REVIEW THIS VIDEO FROM THE
Center for Autism and Related disorders
A TUTORIAL ON THE EARLY SIGNS OF AUTISM
NEW (ALMOST) !!!
Autism Speaks has just come out with its 2012
'School Community Tool Kit' (
A Tool Kit To Assist Members of the School Community in Understanding and Supporting Students with Autism)
Also see -
The National Autism Center announces the release of its
Autism Manual for Parents
ADHD in the News
Celebrate - ADHD AWARENESS WEEK
APECSct has been able to initiate the declaration of an ADHD Awareness Week in Connecticut - Great Job - We can make a difference !!!!!
For info on the National Awareness Week go to
GET THE FACTS !!
The three s's ((SUNLIGHT, SCREEN TIME, AND SLEEP)) AND THEIR EFFECT ON adhd
iS THERE A CORRELATION BETWEEN tHESE 3 s'S AND AN ADHD DIAGNOSIS?
hERE ARE SOME ARTICLES THAT EXAMINE THAT ISSUE:
DO YOU TELL YOUR CHILD?
hoW & WHEN do you tell them?
This LDOnline article by Rick LaVoie can be helpful
a MOTHER TALKS ABOUT TELLING HER aSPERGER bOY
Here is an interesting article on talking to a child about their autism - but really it can apply to any learning challenge
Here are the thoughts of Stephen Shore on this topic:
For more discussions on this topic, here are some links:
In the meantime -
Need a laugh break? Take a look at this -
on the Lighter Side of Special Ed:
If you have ever been frustrated dealing with a school, you will find this video clip
VERY FUNNY - so, take a laugh break