Autism and Age-Inappropriate Interests: A Guide for Parents or Guardians

  Maybe there is a point where, as a parent (or guardian) of an autistic child or adult, you have to step in and make changes in your child's interests or habits. You obviously want them to be happy (and hopefully prevent meltdowns..depending on the person), so maybe these tips will help. Just do it …

Emperor Meiji of Japan (Mutsuhito)

Japan has a new emperor...and a new era (the "Reiwa" era, meaning either "fortunate" or "auspicious" and "peace" or "harmony") has begun. There was certainly alot of media coverage of the event and attended by VIPs from all around the world. The ascension ceremony itself was very elaborate and adhered to Japan's century-old traditions. You …

Six ways to stay healthy when you’re stressed

Everyone deals with stress...at work, home and in our personal lives. Many people get so wound up with stress that they neglect the healthy things that should be done for themselves every day. Sleep, the right foods, and exercise are especially important. While I've never had a problem in these areas (especially eating), I hope …

How Can You Avoid Repetitive Behaviors in Autism?

Repetitive behavior is something that Alex does daily. More especially with numbers and phrases...almost to the point of getting angry if he thinks we don't hear him. We have tried, and still trying to break this cycle. It does get irritating and monotonous, but we never want to start tuning him out. He does show …