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Founder of Otsimo credits his autistic brother Alper for company’s success. By Hasan Zafer Elcik My younger brother Alper was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old. When I bought my first smartphone in 2009, I noticed Alper had a special interest in smart devices. At that time, my br…
08.03.2018 · From The Art of Autism
By Jim McKinley Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are very prevalent in the United States. One in 68 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s autism prevalence report in 2016. The number was unchanged from the previous report in 2014. That…
23.01.2018 · From The Art of Autism
“The “sand” reference came from a statement Noah made before his diagnosis – a clue that the texture of the strawberry jelly in his sandwich bothered him. But over time, it became a metaphor for the messy, inconvenient, uncomfortable things God had permitted in our lives,” Sarah Parshall…
05.01.2018 · From The Art of Autism
“I realized that parents are caring for their children 24 hours a day, but who is caring for them?” LisaMarie Bernardo, CLC Ron Sandison interviews Life Coach LisaMarie Bernardo who is the mom of a son on the autism spectrum. What has been your greatest challenge as a mom of a child…
20.09.2017 · From The Art of Autism
I became aware today that at Steve’s memorial on August 19, 2017 his family played a video he created on spirituality and special needs. The Art of Autism wanted to share this important video. Steve was a great friend of the Art of Autism. Narrating the video is Steve’s daughter Lizzy …
22.08.2017 · From The Art of Autism
“Sibtain taught me to love my life. He has taught me to be thankful and to stop complaining because darkness leads to light… always!” By Bushra Junejo Sibtain is my little brother diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. That’s his basic description. The answer to the question ‘who is Sibta…
30.07.2017 · From The Art of Autism
Downs Design® and NBZ Jeans® with  no buttons and zipperless jeans addresses dressing challenges for people with special needs. By Keri Bowers I recently ran across an amazingly altruistic clothing company and fell madly in love with both their clothing line and their central mission. As the mother …
25.02.2016 · From The Art of Autism
by Debra Muzikar In the last decade the world has changed dramatically. Today’s teens unlike prior generations have grown up with iphones, ear buds, tablets, and apps. Although many teens may be digitally savvy they may lack the personal skills needed to make new friends or land a job. Smile &…
09.02.2016 · From The Art of Autism
So stop wondering what you did wrong and how you can fix him. He’s not broken. He’s a gift from God. You just don’t see it yet. Open your eyes and see the good that you have passed on to him and focus on passing on to him the other good things that you have learned in life.  By Jen Dubois Dear rattl…
05.12.2015 · From The Art of Autism
Written on Kevin’s 21st birthday. By Debra Muzikar Dear Younger Me, It’s 1997. As you sit in the neurologist’s office watching 3-year old Kevin lining up toy trains, the doctor will inform you Kevin’s not interacting like “normal” children. You will hear the “A” word and you will feel sad. You wil…
01.12.2015 · From The Art of Autism
By Debra Muzikar The holiday season can be stressful time. Routines are broken and expectations are high. While for some people, the homemade smell of a cooking Turkey and stuffing can be inviting, for others with sensitivities to smells the aroma can be nauseating! I don’t want to recreate th…
25.11.2015 · From The Art of Autism