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New article suggests that you STOP learning about #autism once you've collected reliable, useful information. http://autism.about.com/od/theautismcommunity/fl/Stop-Learning-About-Autism.htm
Yes, it is possible to learn too much about autism. To avoid burnout, take these suggestions!
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A new article explores the question "should I quit my job to be there for my child with #autism?" http://autism.about.com/od/autismandthelaw/fl/Should-I-Quit-My-Job-to-Help-My-Autistic-Child.htm
Should you quit your job to care for your autistic child? The answer depends upon many factors -- including you!
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I kept hearing about #personcentered life mapping, but didn't quite understand what it was. Now I do! http://autism.about.com/od/transitioncollegejobs/fl/What-is-Person-Centered-Life-Mapping.htm
Life Mapping with a special twist can be a terrific tool for putting young adults with autism in the position of planning their own futures.l;io
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Does your child with #autism have multiple diagnoses such as #OCD, #LearningDisability, mood disorder, or #ADHD? Do you feel that multiple diagnoses are justified for an #autistic individual?
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I feel any diagnoses limiting learning should be under the same umbrella as #autism!
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I'm about to start a series of articles on planning for #autism and adulthood -- more specific articles about transition resources, expectations, top things to do as your child turns 18 (as mine is about to do!).  Your suggestions would be a great help!
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Many families think about moving to find better services and resources for an autistic child. Is it worth considering a move? Here are some tools to help you make that decision.
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New article explores a huge expansion of a high quality website on #sensoryprocessing disorder and treatments. It's called SPD University, and if you have a child with #autism (or have related symptoms yourself) you may want to check it out. http://autism.about.com/od/sensoryintegrationtherapy/tp/Explore-Sensory-Integration-Therapy-Through-SPD-University.htm
Sensory Processing Disorder is now a formal part of the criteria for autism, and SPD University offers a huge range of resources for learning about and getting started with sensory therapies.
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For people who are interested in becoming their child's #autism therapist, here are some solid online resources to help you train and support you as you get started in #ABA, #Floortime, and/or #SensoryIntegration.  Perhaps not surprisingly, there are NO free or low cost options for parents interested in #RDIhttp://autism.about.com/od/treatmentoptions/fl/Tools-to-Help-You-Become-Your-Childs-Autism-Therapist.htm
Yes, parents CAN become their child's autism therapist -- though it does take time, money, and (ideally) at least a little professional help to get started. Learn more about what's available and how to take advantage of online training options.
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In recent days I've heard and read a lot about how it's desirable for adults with #autism to live not only in a different house from but even in a different town from their families.  Apparently this is the way to build independence.  IMO, it's more likely to create isolation, loneliness, and problems with community inclusion.  What's your take on this?
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I was only to glad to get away from my parents, families are a maelstrom of strange and illogical emotions. However as long as we need other people to get us through life, there will always be problems, at least in a place of one's own one can, to some extent, regulate interactions
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Communication is a problem for most people on the autism spectrum. Here are six tips for communicating effectively and respectively.
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ISO #siblings of people with #autism.  What's it like to be the sibling of an #autistic brother or sister?  Are there resources you've discovered that have helped you?  How do you see your role now and/or in the future?
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Educational and Non-Profit Writer and Consultant
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  • Lisa Jo Rudy
    Writer and Consultant, present
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Cape Cod, MA
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Writer and Consultant: education, non-profit, museums, special needs inclusion
Introduction
Lisa Jo Rudy is the About.com to Autism, an educational writer and consultant, and a happily married wife and mom.  She lives in Cape Cod, MA, where she is involved with community theater, choral singing, and projects related to autism and inclusion.
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Author of more than a dozen books for kids and adults.
Education
  • Wesleyan University
    College of Letters, 1977 - 1981
  • Harvard University
    Divinity, 1981 - 1984
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