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  • The incidence of persistent toe walking and tight heel cords were found to be higher in children with an autistic spectrum disorder but lower in children with Asperger syndrome.

    Tiptoe Walking and Autism

    Tiptoe Walking and Autism

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares18

  • Parenthood is a beautiful yet bumpy journey. It is filled with both dismay and reward. Some of us have bumpier rides that require alternate routes. This is the story of my journey with my son.

    Autism in Children: Raising an Autistic Child

    Autism in Children: Raising an Autistic Child

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares17

  • Awkward moments wheelchair users experience including strangers who stare and coworkers occupying the handicapped stall. Strategies to help mitigate and respond to the awkwardness.

    That Awkward Wheelchair Moment

    That Awkward Wheelchair Moment

    by WheelerWife11

  • When a person hears the word "cataract," one usually thinks of a condition that plagues aging adults—and by aging I mean folks who are in their 70's and beyond. That's what I thought, too...

    Cataract Surgery at 35... Wait, What?

    Cataract Surgery at 35... Wait, What?

    by Ryan Leveskis1

  • Cataracts will affect all of us at some point in our lives. This article discusses the symptoms and treatments for different types of senile cataracts that are the result of the aging process.

    Types of Senile Cataracts

    Types of Senile Cataracts

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC0

  • What it's like to have an eye lift. Can you get it done on the NHS? This is my personal experience, and I have included before-and-after pictures.

    My NHS Eye Lift/Blepharoplasty

    My NHS Eye Lift/Blepharoplasty

    by Christine Baughen3

  • Diabetes can cause a myriad of problems not only in the body, but in the eye as well. It can even lead to blindness. This article discusses the different ways diabetic disease can cause vision loss.

    How Does Diabetes Cause Blindness?

    How Does Diabetes Cause Blindness?

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC6

  • Shopping in a supermarket with a mobility cart can be stressful. Are shoppers with disabilities being short-changed by Tesco's Supermarket because they don't provide enough wheelchairs for customers?

    Shopping at Tesco's on a Mobility Cart

    Shopping at Tesco's on a Mobility Cart

    by Sally Gulbrandsen12

  • Activities that wheelchair users and people with disabilities can participate in to enjoy the outdoors including wheelchair hiking, hand cycling, accessible surfing, sled hockey, adaptive skiing.

    Enjoy the Outdoors in a Wheelchair

    Enjoy the Outdoors in a Wheelchair

    by WheelerWife8

  • A closer look at whether disability simulations really help non-disabled people by increasing understanding and empathy. Do these simulations decrease the stigma and myth surrounding disability?

    Do Disability Simulation Experiences Work?

    Do Disability Simulation Experiences Work?

    by Carola Finch0

  • The term "color blind" is rather misleading. Those who are affected can still see color, just much differently than those with normal color vision.

    Definition of Color Blindness

    Definition of Color Blindness

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC42

  • In my time on Earth, I have learned a thing or two about coping with autism. Join me on a journey of discovery as I show you how I coped with this disorder.

    How Have I Coped With Autism?

    How Have I Coped With Autism?

    by Erick Hernandez11

  • An explanation of what disability pride is and how people with disabilities can be proud of their disability, use it to their advantage, and help others through their difference.

    Being Proud of Your Disability

    Being Proud of Your Disability

    by WheelerWife0

  • We hear your whispers, we see you stare and roll your eyes. We get it, no one could ever be as perfect as you. You have never dealt with a meltdown, but we have. Sometimes we are just helpless.

    My Child Is Not an Animal; He Has Autism

    My Child Is Not an Animal; He Has Autism

    by Kayla Hebert6

  • How to arrange an autistic child's room for playtime. Find a creative outlet to stimulate your child's interests and focus. Help your child process their talents in visual forms through art.

    Creative Outlets for Children With Autism

    Creative Outlets for Children With Autism

    by CraftytotheCore26

  • Autism is a complicated medical condition that requires specially trained professionals for an accurate diagnosis. Untrained individuals cannot and should not label a child as autistic.

    Armchair Autism Diagnosis

    Armchair Autism Diagnosis

    by Theresa Franklin0

  • There are many signs that your child may be autistic. I am autistic, myself, and I've done a lot of research on the topic. Learn how to identify the top five signs of this condition.

    The Top Five Autism Signs in Your Child

    The Top Five Autism Signs in Your Child

    by Erick Hernandez13

  • Women and girls have been left off the autism spectrum for years, but times are changing. Females are finally being included in a world that people once thought was just for boys.

    Women and Autism

    Women and Autism

    by Cynthianne Neighbors0

  • A helpful guide with illustrations to assist parents and caregivers in determining if a child may be autistic. Here are ten early detection signs of autism to look for.

    10 Signs of Autism: What to Look For

    10 Signs of Autism: What to Look For

    by Joan Dragonfly0