ADOS-2 Virtual Training – May 2022

ADOS-2 Training Workshop with Noha Minshawi-Patterson, Ph.D., HSPP About this event Six. That’s the average age of diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. And that’s a shame. Because a reliable diagnosis can be made as early as age two. And when it comes to diagnosing ASD, the sooner, the better. We’re…

ADOS-2 Training Workshop

ADOS-2 Training Workshop with Booster Training About this event Six. That’s the average age of diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. And that’s a shame. Because a reliable diagnosis can be made as early as age two. And when it comes to diagnosing ASD, the sooner, the better. We’re thrilled to…

Uplifting Differently Abled Individuals

I’ve found that, in addition to being patient, validating my clients’ feelings really helps them better cope with those feelings and better control their reactions. This is a lesson that all of us could benefit from in our lives. When others’ reactions confound us, it may be more practical to
validate their feelings than to struggle to understand their behavior.

Books on Autism Worth Reading

These 3 e books concerning-older autistic adults, autistic women & how neurotypicals can better Interact with them were published in years 2020 & 2021.  As an older adult female with high functioning autism, I read the following: Autism is a “neurological and developmental disorder.[1] [2] I bought these 3 titles in eBook format for the following…

ASCV Speaker Series: Morénike Giwa-Onaiwu

More information on the presentation coming soon! Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, PhD(c), MA is an educator, writer, public speaker, parent, and global advocate whose work focuses on meaningful community involvement and leadership, disability, racial, and gender equity, dismantling stigma, and inclusion and empowerment. Often drawing from personal background as a person of color in a neurodiverse…

young boy in glasses near a bookshelf

Autism-Friendly Home

Approximately one in 54 children in the US are on the spectrum. We have learned a great deal about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) over the last couple of decades, including how our homes can impact those with sensory and other disorders. Whether you have a child of your own or plan to foster, read on for autism-friendly home ideas.

ADOS-2 Virtual Training – June 2021

Please join CA and Noha Minshawi-Patterson, Ph.D., HSPP for this training workshop on ADOS-2. About this Event Six. That’s the average age of diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. And that’s a shame. Because a reliable diagnosis can be made as early as age two. And when it comes to diagnosing…

woman and young child

Early signs of autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that appears in the first few years of a child’s life. While people with ASD don’t look different, they often communicate, interact, behave and learn in ways that are very different from most people.