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Articles from Autism Digest

Explore the wisdom of world-class authors in Autism Digest. Discover insightful articles by renowned experts in the field of autism, offering practical strategies, groundbreaking research, and empowering knowledge. Unlock the power of understanding and support with Autism Digest today.

Can You See It?

The abstract nature of symbols can lead to confusion, making it challenging to provide clear answers to everyday questions.

You Have One Life to Live But Infinite Choices to Make...

We are the face of the self advocates leading the charge to inform individuals and their families and allies that they have rights, they have choices.

Autism Digest -- August 23

For years, children who exhibited limited verbal abilities or were nonverbal were frequently assigned IQ scores in the range of 50 to 65.

Autism Digest August 2023

We're delighted to bring you another edition of Autism Digest, your trusted source for understanding and navigating the diverse spectrum of autism experiences.



Autism Digest May 2023

Letterboards are the best low tech device for alternative and augmentative communication. Otto’s letterboards are made from TerraSlate, the world’s best waterproof paper. The US Navy uses this same paper for the SEALS maps. It’s that tough!

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29 Days of Joy

Embracing Joy and Happiness in Childhood: Introducing Autism Digest's Days of Joy Calendar for February 2024

Communication 4 ALL

Approximately 40% of people with autism are like me and cannot use speech to communicate. That adds up to more than 30 million human beings who are locked in a silent cage.

Autism Digest August 2023

Prediction and the Autistic Brain -- by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
How do we make the world more predictable? We start by understanding the importance of prediction in the autistic neurology. Then, we provide supports that create predictability.

Autism Digest May 2023

"HECK YEAH!" Kodi Lee, a remarkable performer, claimed the coveted Golden Ticket. With his awe-inspiring musical talent and heartfelt performance, Kodi's triumph touched the hearts of millions, leaving an indelible mark on the show's history.

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How George Jones Navigates Life with His Son Who has Autism

Former NFL running back George D. Jones has faced a myriad of challenges in his life—

The Power Card Strategy

The Power Card Strategy can support the use of social skills, academic behaviors, and self-calming strategies – just to name a few.

Autism Digest August 2023

What I Have Learned About Autism from Autistic People -- by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD
Although I may have initially learned through journals and discussions with family members, almost everything that I know that is meaningful about autism has come directly from autistic people.

Autism Digest May 2023

Speech therapists have traditionally used flashcards as a way to increase repetitions, but, in an age of devices constantly hijacking our attention, it is almost impossible to motivate children to consistently practice using these old methods…Enter beatboxing!"

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