World Autism Awareness Day banner
For April 2, I decided to make a banner full of motivational quotes. This banner will not only support those on the autism spectrum who...
Autism: How to make Easter egg hunts fun
Easter is coming up. This holiday means children will get excited about Easter egg hunts. Running around looking for goodies easily makes...
Say NO to the R-word
A common, hurtful word to refer to people with disabilities or anyone a person may consider as "stupid" or "lower than them" is the...
OPINION: ABA is often an effective therapy
What is Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA)? Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) has proved to be an effective therapy for people with autism.
Understanding empathy with autism
People with autism struggle with understanding empathy in the same way other people do.
Shoelaces can be hard: Motor coordination
Some people with autism may have trouble tying shoelaces because of motor coordination issues.
Autism: Valentine's Day challenges that may happen
How do you make Valentine's Day easier for yourself and others on the spectrum. HFA Today explores how to deal with the challenges.
Autism: How to nail a job interview
A job interview can be nerve-wracking for anyone. For people with autism, however, there may be more challenges.
Remote learning: Cory’s pros and cons
With COVID-19 around, remote learning has become the norm for students. If I were a student now, how would this have affected me?
Silver bells. Silver bells. It’s Christmas time on the spectrum.
Ding a ling, hear them ring. Soon it will be Christmas Day. Here are some challenges an autistic loved one may experience on this day.
Learning socially acceptable comments
HFA Today lists a couple of examples of what to say and what not to say in social situations to help people on the spectrum.
Alek Minassian trial: Proof he is criminally responsible
HFA Today takes a look at news reports from the trial of Alek Minassian, perpetrator of the 2018 Toronto Van Attack.
Elementary school: How do I teach an autistic person?
If you're a teacher and have autistic children in your class, here are some tips to make your teaching more inclusive and effective.
OPINION: Alek Minassian is criminally responsible for Toronto’s van attack
Alek Minassian, 28, diagnosed with autism, will likely face obstacles with his not criminally responsible plea for his 2018 van attack.
What are some good eye contact strategies?
Eye contact is an important skill for human connection, yet people with autism can find using it confusing or stressful.
Halloween: Scary or not scary?
Here are some things I've learned to be aware of at Halloween, from my experiences over the years.
Gobble time on the spectrum
Do you have a family member with high-functioning autism? If so, here are some tips to ensure a great Thanksgiving holiday.
OPINION: Companies should hire people with autism
As a result of challenges finding employment, a study found 86% of autistic people were unemployed in 2019. This is a big deal.