Autism: What should I expect during the COVID-19 vaccine process?
Since people with autism can sometimes have difficulty processing instructions, it may be important for them to know what to expect when...
Ontario autism events: April Spring Break
As Spring Break has moved to April this year and with a stay-at-home order in place, you may wonder how to make it easier for yourself or...
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.
OPINION: Lawyers should not use autism for future defences
Justice Anne Molloy has considered using autism for future not-criminally responsible defences. This decision happened when the 2018...
Shoelaces can be hard: Motor coordination
Some people with autism may have trouble tying shoelaces because of motor coordination issues.
Understanding the different minds
Dr. Temple Grandin says understanding the different minds with autism and how they contribute to society is important.
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?
Ontario autism events: Early 2021
Here are some COVID-friendly autism related events happening early this year.
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.