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Games for Autistic Children

  • Board games: Children with autism may also enjoy many different types of board games ranging from Connect 4 to Chess. Many board games offer opportunities to improve language, problem-solving or math skills along with social interaction.
  • Computer and electronic games: Computer games can help children with autism in educational areas such as learning new vocabulary, practicing math skills or improving eye-hand coordination. Both educational computer games developed for autistic and non-autistic children are appropriate.
  • Singing and dancing games: Dvds of singing and dancing games can also provide an activity that a child with autism may enjoy alone or with a group. These types of games encourage improvements in social interaction as well as healthy movement and sensory processing. Some children’s TV shows with dancing such as Yo Gabba Gabba also incorporate games with dancing.
  • Preschool interactive group games: Some young children with autism enjoy interactive games with nursery rhymes and coordinated movements such as The Itsy Bitsy Spider or Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.


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Posted by on September 2, 2011 in General


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Famous People Suspected To Have Autism

Famous People Suspected To Have Autism

  • Virginia Woolf-Prolific writer rumored to write only while standing up
  • Andrew Jackson-Former President of the U.S. said to believe the world was flat
  • Daryl Hannah-Actress diagnosed with borderline autism
  • Sue Rubin-The subject of the documentary Autism is a World
  • Woody Allen-Brilliant director and actor who exhibits some signs
  • Bob Dylan-Musician who is rumored to be borderline autistic
  • Andy Kaufman-Famous comic and actor whose odd behavior indicated autism
  • Vincent van Gogh-An eccentric, yet extremely talented, artist who exhibited some traits of autism
  • Andy Warhol-Another brilliant artist whose behavior indicates possible autism
  • Bill Gates-American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft
  • Isaac Newton-English physicist, mathematician, and astronomer
  • Albert Einstein-German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity
  • Steven Spielberg-American film director, screenwriter, film producer and studio executive
  • Dawn Prince Hughes-PhD, primate anthropologist, ethologist
  • Matthew Laborteaux-Actor on Little House on the Prairie
  • Temple Grandin-Author and inspiration for a movie about her life


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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in General


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Fixing Autism

Fixing Autism

This is about a father telling the story about his family, his daughters life before and after diagnosis and the issues affecting all families with children on the Autism Spectrum.

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Posted by on August 22, 2011 in General


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Signs of Autism

Signs of Autism

Some of the early signs of autism:

  • Does not babble, point, or make meaningful gestures by 1 year of age
  • Does not speak one word by 16 months
  • Does not combine two words by 2 years
  • Does not respond to name
  • Loses language or social skills
  • Poor eye contact
  • Doesn’t seem to know how to play with toys or excessively lines up toys or other objects
  • Is attached to one particular toy or object
  • Doesn’t smile or interact joyfully
  • At times seems to be hearing impaired

Monkey In Dublin Zoo

Scientific name: Macaca nigra
IUCN status: Endangered
Habitat: Indonesia Sulawesi and Bacan islands, and Philippean shores – tropical rainforests and coast
Diet: Mainly herbivore – including leaves, roots, sprouts, buds, fruit, insects, caterpillars


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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in General


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