Play to their strengths!

I’m sure you have heard the advice “play to your strengths” before. We are all more comfortable when doing something at which we know (or believe) we are skilled. And, in a competitive environment (like a tennis match, for instance) we know if we use our strengths well and hit to our opponents weak side, we are more likely to emerge victorious. So my frequent opening question – What does this have to do with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? I’m glad you asked! My sister had difficulty learning addition and subtraction in elementary school and didn’t like math at all.
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TAP Helpful tips of the Week: Entering Adult Life

Entering into adulthood for individuals with autism spectrum disorder will require much planning for the future. Between deciding where they will live to attaining employment, everything will have to be thoughtfully considered. Below you will find a resource sheet which outlines some key areas to focus on as an individual with ASD transitions into adulthood.
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Technology and ASD: A match made where??

Not that long ago (or so it seems to me), I bought my first calculator, which cost about as much as a smartphone does now. It was great. It could add, subtract, multiply, and divide, was the size of a paperback novel, and could work without being plugged in for at least part of the school day. And after using it for a few weeks, I decided I could find more answers in less time using my trusty old slide rule. As the years passed, technology and I both matured, and I often find technology to be quite helpful, and
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What do the genes say?

A lot of research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is looking at the genetic makeup of individuals with ASD and their family members for a number of reasons. If it can be determined that a specific gene or genetic combination is reliably related to ASD, then the presence of that gene or combination could be useful in arriving at earlier and more accurate diagnosis. It might also provide a genetic component to treatments that are likely to be of greater benefit to the individual.
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