High Functioning Autism vs. Asperger’s: Understanding the Spectrum
What’s the difference between “high functioning autism” vs. “Asperger’s Syndrome?” The conversation around autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has evolved significantly over the years, with terms like “high functioning autism” and “Asperger’s syndrome” often used in both professional and layman contexts. Read more →
Can You Microchip Your Child? Safe Ways To Track Your Kids
Can you microchip your child, or are their better ways to track their location and ensure their safety? In an age where the news cycle often highlights stories of missing children, kidnappings, and other safety concerns, it’s understandable that parents might feel anxious about their children’s safety.
Understanding Autism: The Autism Wheel vs. the Autism Spectrum
Autism is a complex, multifaceted condition that affects individuals in diverse ways. Traditionally, the term “Autism Spectrum Disorder” (ASD) has been used to describe this range of conditions, emphasizing the wide variability in challenges and strengths among those diagnosed.
However, in recent years, the Autism Wheel has emerged as a new model for understanding and representing autism, offering a more nuanced perspective. This blog post delves into the concepts of the Autism Spectrum and the Autism Wheel, explaining how to read the Autism Wheel and discussing why it is increasingly being seen as a replacement for the spectrum model.