AAC, Autism, and the Communication First Approach

One thing that often confuses people new to the autism world are all the acronyms. It seems like just about everything has a three-letter acronym associated with it, and I can understand why it would be difficult to keep all of them straight or remember what they all stand for. But there's one acronym that … Continue reading AAC, Autism, and the Communication First Approach

Etymotic High Fidelity Earplugs Review – A Great Solution to Combat Sensory Overload

One of the most apparent differences between autistic people and neurotypical people is the way we process the world. Autistic people process sensory input differently than most other people, meaning that many places can become inaccessible to autistic people because they aren't accommodating to our sensory differences. What most would consider innocuous public places like … Continue reading Etymotic High Fidelity Earplugs Review – A Great Solution to Combat Sensory Overload

New surveillance systems catch terrorists based on body language… and potentially autistics too…

One thing I like to do is go out on walks. I like being outside, especially so because I live in a suburb that sits about ten miles outside of downtown Denver which is right on the edge of a more rural area. This means I can get outside, and other than the distant sound … Continue reading New surveillance systems catch terrorists based on body language… and potentially autistics too…