Autism Neighborhood is committed to increasing public awareness regarding autism and its effects through a series of candid and compelling interviews with experts and professionals in the field as well as those individuals and families with autism. It is our desire that you will find not only useful information here but hope as well.
Autism At A Glance What is autism? This engaging and compelling video provides an introduction to autism and touches on many related topics including family perspectives, core challenges of autism, and treatment options.
Autism Throughout The World Does autism effect children throughout the world? Watch this video to learn more about this intriguing question.
Accepting Individual Differences Due to the increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is essential for community members to have an understanding of individual differences in order to promote inclusive environments.
Interpreting Challenging Behaviors All behavior serves a function - usually it is either communicative or self-regulatory. Learn how to take on a detective role in figuring out why a behavior is occurring and how we, as partners, can help a child learn more effective strategies to get their needs met.
Focus On Families Families of children with autism face significant challenges. Experts and parents discuss some of these challenges and suggest priorities to consider for balancing the entire family’s needs.
Celebrating A Child's Success Many families take a diagnosis of autism as an opportunity to reevaluate family values and reconsider what success means to both the child and family.
Parent's Feeling of Loss, Grief and Guilt Upon receiving a diagnosis of autism, family members experience strong emotions, often including a sense of loss, grief, anger, sadness and/or guilt. In moving through these emotions, families learn there is hope for a future that can include great satisfaction for all family members.