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
October is ADHD Awareness Month !!!!
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