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What is Autism?

Answering the question, what is autism and what is the autism spectrum? There is not one type of autism. Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that there is a wide range of symptoms, severity, and functional level. People with autism may be high functioning, with mild symptoms, or low functioning, with severe symptoms. Some people with autism are nonverbal, while others speak fluently. There … Continue reading What is Autism?

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Autism: Broadening Social Norms

The social world can be a confusing and overwhelming place for people on the autism spectrum. There are an endless number of unwritten rules and social norms that most people learn through observation and experience. For people with autism, who may have difficulty understanding and interpreting social cues, these unwritten rules can be a real challenge. But why are social norms mandatory? Thankfully, there is … Continue reading Autism: Broadening Social Norms

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Differences Between Autistic and Neurotypical Brains

There are many differences between autistic and neurotypical brains. One difference is that autistic brains tend to be more sensitive to sensory input. This can lead to difficulties processing information and can be a source of anxiety. Another difference is that autistic brains typically have a higher degree of connectivity between the different regions. This may account for the special talents and strengths often seen … Continue reading Differences Between Autistic and Neurotypical Brains

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Autism is a Spectrum

When it comes to autism, there is no one size fits all. Each individual on the autism spectrum is unique and has their own set of strengths, weaknesses and challenges. While there are some common symptoms and behaviors associated with autism, no two people with autism are exactly alike. This is what makes understanding and supporting individuals with autism so challenging. What is Autism? Autism … Continue reading Autism is a Spectrum

Autism Financial Literacy

Some people with autism may have difficulty understanding or talking about money. This can make it hard to manage finances, budget, or save money. Other people with autism may be very interested in money and have a good understanding of financial concepts. There is a lot of misinformation and myths surrounding autism and finance. Some people think that people with autism are not capable of … Continue reading Autism Financial Literacy