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Inspiring Celebrities You May Not Know Have Autism & Asperger’s

According to Autism Speaks, more than 2 million individuals in the U.S. are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The numbers do not stop there, tens of millions are diagnosed worldwide! What is even more inspiring is 8 iconic people also have ASD. First, is Britain’s Got Talent contestant, Susan Boyle. She says, “Asperger’s doesn’t define [...]

Research Finds Zinc Can Be Used To Help Children With Autism

Research funded by the Marsden Fund and Neurological Foundation concluded, "cellular changes in the brain caused by genetic mutation that occur in autism can be reversed by zinc." Zinc was found to alter brain cell communication, dietary, and behavior levels. Individuals diagnosed with autism are more likely to be associated with having low levels of [...]

Sesame Street Sheds Light on Autistic Spectrum Disorder | Dallas Counselor gives 4 Tips to Raise Autism Awareness

Recently, Sesame Street has added a new member to its cast! Joining Elmo, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, is Julia—a character with autism. The newest addition to Sesame Street is intended to spread awareness about individuals with autism. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 U.S. children has a disorder [...]

What are the Effects of Technology Electronics Addiction | 3 Tips to Safeguard your Child’s Future |Dallas Counselor

There is much controversy regarding technology and its negative effects on children. Remember, television is relatively new in the grand scheme of time—our great grandparents’ generation grew up without it—and for the most part computer and video games were born in the 80s. Since the inception of modern technology, there is valid concern and skepticism [...]

5 Character Lessons Kids and Teens Can Learn from the 2016 Rio Olympians

5 Character Lessons Kids & Teens Can Learn from the 2016 Rio Olympians It has been thrilling watching the 2016 Summer Rio Olympics these past 2 weeks.  It has been full of stories of dedication, redemption, comebacks, and unbelievable achievements as we have cheered our American athletes but also athletes from other countries.  Sadly, the [...]

Use Simple Rewards to Get Your Child with Autism to School on Time!

Are you getting frustrated trying to get your child or teen on the autistic spectrum out the door in the mornings? Here are some tips and tricks for helping children with autism reach morning goals by using a reward system: The daily reward should be gradual, as opposed to “all or nothing”. Students with autistic spectrum disorder [...]