Know an infant with a sibling or parent living with autism? They might be the perfect baby scientist for our lab!
Since our establishment in the 1990's, our lab has seen hundreds of babies, who have participated in our language and sleep studies. 20 years later and we're still recruiting infants to help advance the science of language development and sleep in infants. But we need your help.
Our research is not possible without the support of committed and generous parents, and we need you more now than ever. We're looking for infants with or without siblings or parents living with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia to participate in our studies. Your participation brings us closer and closer to developing an intervention to help improve language outcomes in all children, especially those at-risk for developing language disorders.
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Let's talk about public transport.
I have, for roughly the past 6-8 months, found public transport really difficult. I get asthma symptoms due to the varying amounts of dust/changing moisture content of the air, plus the anxiety of the journey triggering off asthma.
I have been challenged about sitting in disabled seats, once kicked out even when I explained moving would cause me pain, and had to report incidents to the police. I get overwhelmed by the noise and the people, I can panic, and journeying to an appointment usually comes with time management stress too.
There's also the anxiety when anticipating the potential microaggressions or actual aggressions I may be subject to for sitting where I need to.
Shortly after this photo was taken, an old white woman using a cane exhibited the classic microaggressions that come with looking young and able bodied, but needing to sit in a disabled seat. The side eye, the repeated glancing over at me, the raised eyebrows, the looking - I can tell. I can tell they don't think I deserve the seat. I use a badge, to indicate I have a hidden disability, and this person was causing me so much stress and anxiety I had to literally point out the badge to her to make her stop behaving the way she was. 2 stops later, mercifully, she got off.
After work, a few employees took a walk together from our office to a local park.
It has been absolutely beautiful in Atlanta, Georgia this week 🌳☀️
It was great to get some fresh air, a bit of exercise, chat together, and explore our local community. We hope you are able to enjoy the outdoors this week!
Asperger’s Syndrome, did you know these super interesting 5 things about the condition and it’s history right up to today?
1. Aspergers Syndrome isn’t a term that is use any more, not since 2013, it was replaced with Autism Spectrum Disorder or (ASD) as the DSM5 which is the diagnostic protocol guide lines for diagnosing neurological and mental health conditions, created the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder to better help how people with an autism diagnosis access help.
2. Aspergers is named after Hans Asperger, who was one of the first people to conduct research on the subject of autism. Aspergers is pronounced As-Ber-Ger’s as it is the last name of the man who had published the research in the 1940s on the condition.
3. There are a lot more males diagnosed with Aspergers than there are females. This is an interesting debate as one time in the history of autism the first research published on Asperger’s Syndrome said that fames cannot have Aspergers Syndrome, but later that was rectified as damsels can have the condition.
4. Aspergers Syndrome wasn’t a term that people used until the 1980s as Lorna Wing popularised the term in a her publication in 1981 ‘Asperger syndrome: a clinical account’ which was a series of publications of case studies she had done of children showing similar traits.
5. Aspergers syndrome wasn’t a standard clinical diagnosis until 1992 and in fact it wasn’t until 1994 that it was added to the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Associations diagnostic reference the DSMIV .
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What does ‘Disability’ mean in terms of education?
According to the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) the term ‘disability’
learning differently. As Education Departments all around Australia adhere to this act and the
refers to physical,
intellectual, mental and medical impairments, including disorders that result in a person
Disability Standards for Education 2005, this means that these policies apply to all students
requiring adjustments to learning regardless of whether a student is eligible for funding.
This does not mean you can ask for the everything your dreams would like, as the
adjustments need to be achievable, however you are able to request a range of
individualised adjustments for your child, and you or your nominated advocate must be
advised and involved in any adjustments that occur.
Did you know this? Is your child being supported appropriately?
If not, then maybe you need someone like me in your corner, advocating for your child. #bouncingminds#eynesburyoils#ASD#autism#anxiety#ADHD#naturalparenting#natural #essentialoils#sensoryprocessingdisorder#foodaversions#disabilitysupport #diverselearning#educationforall#differentiation
This boy has turned my life upside down since the day he was born. And I mean that in a good way. .
Let’s just say, I was always a planner so when he didn’t arrive until a week after his due date, I knew he was here to teach me a thing or two. .
The first few months of his life, he cried. Legit screamed at the top of his lungs just about every minute he was awake. I read every baby book, article, and blog there was before I had him but there was nothing out that would prepare me for a colicky baby. .
Our baby boy taught me very early on just what a mama could do and how much a mother could love even with the smallest amount of sleep. .
Eight years later, he continues to teach me something every day. He has grown to be this amazing individual with an incredible memory (he can recall event and specific details from when he was two), he’s compassionate, kind, and so thoughtful. .
In the same breath, he is energetic and always on the move; climbing, jumping, crawling or sliding into some new adventure (which after eight years, you’d think I’d be a bit more relaxed or calm but I’m still as nervous as I was when he started crawling and walking). .
Buddy, thank you for being my constant reminder that I don’t need to know it all, I can’t always be prepared and that the greatest things in life are often unpredictable. And as much as you test my patience, you can never test my love. . #mamalovesyou#asd#boymom
Stomach aches can be a sign of many things, with the most common day to day cause being anxiety and bowel issues. With Easter upon us, anxiety is often high when we have family events, and our diets are often not the best as we all consume so many Hot Cross Buns and chocolate.
According to a study conducted in 2015 by Paediatric gastrologic researchers Jolanta Wasilewska and Mark Klukowski, individuals with Autism have a rate of 36% of chronic constipation, diarrhoea and abdominal pain (without a functional cause) as compared to only 9% in the neurotypical population.
Unfortunately for those with signs of this, it is often a case of using multiple medical interventions and a heap of $$.
This is the case with my own son who I often refer to as being constipated since birth. We went through the multitude of laxative treatments, emergency department visits etc, only to not be able to get off the roller coaster.
So what can you do to prevent the aches and pains occurring?
• Ensure there is no functional issues around the stomach aches..
Regardless of how you manage it, people with these issues need support straight away. For
this, I recommend the use of the DigestZen – digestive blend essential oil. By using DigestZen diluted according to the age on the stomach area your child should get relief within 10 – 20min. Expect to see any bloated bellies go down, gas and aches reduced and even (if this is the problem), a trip to the toilet.
• If it does come down to diet or anxiety, then you can opt to implement either anxiety management strategies of toileting strategies accordingly.
• Toileting – Have a toilet routine.
• Alter your child’s diet to incorporate a healthy amount of fruit, vegetables and fibre.
But what can you do when the tummy ache is there?
Regardless of how you manage it, people with these issues need support straight away. For this, I recommend the use of the DigestZen – digestive blend essential oil. By using DigestZen diluted according to the age on the stomach area your child should get relief within 10 – 20min. Expect to see any bloated bellies go down, gas and aches reduced and even (if this is the problem), a trip to the toilet.
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Ma non pensare solo al #lavoronero ...lasciati consigliare come la tua azienda può pagare #menoimposte e tornare a guardare avanti!
Un buon commercialista deve garantire in ogni momento ai propri #clienti (soprattutto ai potenziali) #vantaggi di tipo economico e fiscale attraverso una costante ed attenta analisi dei costi-benefici di determinate scelte di gestione
Gli strumenti ci sono, ma bisogna conoscerli
OTTIENI IL MASSIMO DALLA TUA ATTIVITÀ!!! 🔴
Коллекция Margherita от фабрики Arte Lamp способна стать настоящим украшением спальни или детской, оформленной в классическом утончённом стиле👌
Светильники изготовлены из металлического основания белого цвета и украшены тканевыми абажурами, создающими в помещении мягкое свечение.
Оснащение стандартным патроном Е27 позволяет устанавливать лампы разной мощности и теплоты. Так же есть возможность диммирования💡
Коллекция доступна в наличии в салоне Магия Света ✨
Everyone is welcome! Enjoy a weekend full of fun and engage in sensory-friendly activities hosted by many sponsors and @centerforautism while learning more about #AutismAwareness , education and safety.
To the mom’s I ever looked down upon for venting or complaining about their child with #Autism , I’m sorry I was so ignorant. I’m sorry I didn’t understand your struggle. When I first received Brody’s #ASD diagnosis I felt relief. I knew that a diagnosis would get him the behavioral help he needed (and that it would be covered by both insurance companies) and that it would give me the resources that were available for him to succeed. I saw it as “just another diagnosis” for Brody and not the hard pill to swallow, Autism diagnosis. I thought #ASD was going to be a couple of hours of behavioral therapy here and there and then applying the techniques at home. The reality of an #asd diagnosis is that Brody and other children will need hours and hours of behavioral therapy a week for the foreseeable future just to be able to adapt to the world and people around them. They will need years of speech therapy with the chance of never verbally communicating. I’ve advocated for Brody’s #cleftlip , now I’m ready to advocate for #asd . #ignoranceisachoice#autismawareness#autismmom
I was an autism conference last year hosted by @shine_centre_for_autism and one of the speakers spoke about #ARFID and it was a huge revelation for me
Bodhi has a huge resistance to eating and its like a battle of wills, he is hungry but he cannot seem to bring himself to try things, he has huge sensory issues with smells, textures, tastes and even appearance which effects his diet massively
The biggest pet peeve I have about this is other people trying to force things on him or insist he has a banana or some random item he does not want and it is very upsetting for him and also has a domino effect for us then because if he is very frustrated he will have a stand off and not eat at all for us which has a knock on effect and he is very off form and irritable
So listening to the speaker when they said to use distraction or whatever tools necessary to help the child to eat was like a weight off my mind. As I often use his tablet so he can watch something and he will have eaten whats in front of him without realising, he will be calm and I can relax knowing he has consumed something.
He refers to foods he likes in colours so we have yellow (chickatees) red (snax) purple (chocolate buttons) green (wheelies) brown (brownies) black (oreos) orange (cadburys fudge) and pink (kinder egg). He also will only eat Dunnes or Clonakilty Sausages, Salami Lidl pizza cooked with the salami but then removed, pasta, beans, toast, mashed potatoes at a push, custard, kelloggs multigrain shape cereal, white icecream only, Lennoxs chips and a carton of curry and he still drinks formula, milk and mi wadi orange. When he is craving nutrients he will eat dry formula by the spoon.
Dont be afraid to go with flavours and brands that they like, make gains on their terms. Have less battles re food issues to reduce anxiety. If they can manage their growth even if its just with their food of preference, let them, follow their lead and ignore the opinions of others
Id just be mindful of any child with a selective diet who only eats soft or pureed foods as this can effect their rotary movements needed for speech
I saw this last night and I can’t get it out of my head. My entire being is just “mom” at this point. Honestly, I love it and I wouldn’t change that for anything. But this made me stop and think- where is Megan? I know she’s still in here, underneath the mom bun and sweatpants. It’s no secret that moms are usually lowest man on the totem pole- when you’ve taken care of everyone else all day it can be a real challenge to then take care of yourself. I am pretty much the WORST at this but I’m putting it in writing here because I want that to improve. I actually went to yoga the other night (it had been ages!) with a few friends and it felt SO GOOD. Sometimes it seems impossible to take an hour for myself but the truth is it’s not. It can be done. And should be done! Because I do matter, and so do you. ❤️ #selfcare#momlife#youmatter#autismmom#specialneedsparenting
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What is Stimming?
A question I always get asked is 'what is stimming?' Why does Mason do the certain things he does and why does he feel the need to?
So the term "stimming" is short for self-stimulatory behavior and is sometimes also called "stereotypic" behavior. Almost every person with autism engages in self-stimulatory behaviours. It's the most obvious sign of autism and it's usually in the form of flapping, spinning, finger flicking or stiffening of the arms and fingers. Mason does all of these things. A short video at the bottom of this post shows an example of his stimming behaviours and what they look like.
All of us engage in self-stimulatory behaviours without even realising it. A neurotypical person will likely to engage in more subtle stimming and bite their lip, play with their hair, jiggle their leg or tap their feet. These are so common amongst us that no one even thinks twice about it. However an autistic persons version of stimming may be seen as odd, unusual and a bit extreme.
The reason Mason and other autistic people do this is its their way of calming down and feeling comfortable but can also be because they're over excited and need to regulate themselves. Mason has a huge obsession with vehicles , trains and lorries in particular. So he was very excited when he saw the lorry therefore he started stimming. I want to raise an understanding for autism and stimming more, I want to make people realise that there's always a reason for why autistic people do what they do and it's not just random outbursts so I hope this video and blog explains it a bit better.