Autism: Your job search starts here
Finding a job when you have autism can be a challenge. COVID-19 has especially made job searching difficult. However, you can make the...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Autism: How to manage social media situations
Exploring social media isn’t always easy. People with autism can face additional challenges but also experience positives with social media.
Providing the missing link with ABA
HFA profiles the Clinical Director of a special school in Burlington, Ontario for kids with autism.
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.