Autism in Girls: Considerations About Girls with ASD

Like many children with autism, girls with ASD may have sensory issues, emotional regulation difficulties, trouble interpreting social cues, and other common characteristics found among children with disorders on the spectrum. But did you know that most research on...

Recognizing Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers

Recognizing early signs of autism can lead to early intervention and long-term positive results.   Signs of Autism in Toddlers   In some kids, signs of autism are recognizable as early as infancy. Other kids may not show noticeable signs until they are...
5 Sensory Activities for Kids with Autism

5 Sensory Activities for Kids with Autism

Children with autism sometimes have difficulty interpreting and responding to their sensory experiences. This can result in an over-response to some sensations and an under-response to others. Sounds, textures, sights, tastes, and smells can have a powerful influence...

Harrison’s Story

Harrison is a 20-year-old college student who lives in the Eastern United States with his parents. He has a sister and brother who are older and living on their own. Harrison’s mother, Louise, describes him as very intelligent, funny, friendly, and engaging. Harrison...

Brooke’s Story

Brooke is a clinician in the Northwest United States who provides individual counseling to children and adults. Brooke’s practice has clinicians who usually have sessions with their clients once a week, and behavioral health specialists who are available to see...

Emmett’s Story

Emmett, an 11-year-old, lives in the midwestern U.S. with his dad Rob and his older brothers Elliott and Gavin. Emmett is a great problem-solver with a brilliant mind. His dad describes him as “so articulate you wouldn’t know he’s 11. He sounds twice his age.” Emmett...

Mightier as a Treatment Option for Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects between 1% and 2% of the U.S. population.1 ASD symptoms and behaviors vary, though symptom sets typically include communication impairments, social interaction challenges, and restricted and...