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About Autism

April 15, 2017

First, I'd like to apologize for the recent radio silence. Long story short, there's been some personal situations keeping me a bit busier than usual. But we're back in time for Autism Awareness Month (or at least the second half of it)

 

Like with cerebral palsy, this first post is intended more for those who aren't familiar with the disorder at all (though it still might have some interest for other readers). Next time I'll talk about how music therapy can be used to treat autism. I think I'll break up the "resources" section into two posts, though-- because if you thought the Cerebral Palsy Resources list was long then you haven't seen anything yet. I've got a few other projects underway that I'm hoping you all will find helpful, but more on that later. 

 

 

Autism is a lot more in the public eye than it used to be-- if you don't believe me, take a look at who just joined Sesame Street:

 (I'm a big fan of this development, by the way. And it looks like the folks at Sesame Street really did their research to get everything right. The puppeteer for Julia is actually the mother of a child with autism herself.)

 

Even so, there's still a lot of misinformation about Autism out there. For example: No, autism absolutely is not caused by vaccinations.