Autism is a pervasive neuro-developmental condition which affects how a person communicates or interacts with others. People with autism may have a difficult time understanding social cues or social behaviors and they may face challenges engaging with those around them either by using words or non-verbal behaviors. Autism looks different for every person and affects everyone differently. Autism may also be recognized differently in different populations and cultures. While it may affect different cultures and countries at the same rate, sometimes the social behaviors vary. For example eye contact expectations are different from country to country. While lack of eye contact can be a common sign of autism in the United States, other cultures may not notice it as much. If you would like to learn how one adult with autism navigates their world, you may call 646-668-8485; dowload stitcher on your electronic device or listen by going to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pjcmedia
Many autistic females don’t receive a diagnosis until they reach middle age. What behaviors were being exhibited by this young female in order for a diagnosis to have been made so early? Was it difficult getting help and was it very expensive to test a young child?
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We have had a wonderful time discussing special needs on my show. But did you know that I am a children’s writer and the author of the Junior Rabbit Series. Well, please join me this Friday, December 16, 2016 for It’s Story Time With Jenny on “Let’s Talk About It With Jenny White. You can purchase my series on Amazon.com just in time for Christmas. Just click the title of each book below to go to Amazon and purchase them.
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In one of my stories there is someone with special needs. Join me to find out who.
A Surprise for Junior
Loony the Loon and the Littered Lake
Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas
It only takes one person to make a difference. Mr. Al Holland, a former member of the music group the Platters, began an annual benefit donated to individuals with autism in conjunction with the Charlotte County Public School System.
Mr. Holland is our co-host on tonight’s show. You can join us by clicking the link below or you can call and listen at 646.668.8485. Press the number 1 to be live, where you can share your comments, concerns, statistics, and ask questions. Join us tonight for this important discussion.
- World Autism Awareness Day is a nationally observed day on the 2nd of April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution “62/139.
- Autism Awareness Month, which is usually in April, is a time to educate your community about autism and Light It Up Blue! Spreading autism awareness in schools is a great way to celebrate April and promote inclusion and acceptance in the classroom and beyond.