In this month’s blog: Eliot Borenstein, father of a son with autism, debates the merits of inclusive education. What is the difference between an intellectual disability and a learning disability? A new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology found that by the time infants turn one, infants who are later diagnosed with autism smile less often than those who do not develop the disorder. It’s hard for parents to address the topic of sexuality and personal safety with their child on the spectrum. Autism Daddy features the anonymous writings of a 44 year old father of a severely autistic son.
In this guide, the three terms used above will be referenced as “AS” or “the spectrum” Many students on the spectrum demonstrate exceptional abilities in a vast array of skills and talents. These can include but are not limited to: exceptional memory, mathematical skills, calendar projections, computers, music, exceptionally early and advanced reading skills (“hyperlexia”), poetry, writing stories and general writing skills, spelling, punctuation and grammar, imitations of people or animals, painting, sculpture and other forms of visual arts, chemistry and physics.