Tag Archives : autism

Art Therapy and Autism

 Here we share a video from RealLookAutism which demonstrates the use of Art Therapy as a tool in improving social interaction, vocabulary building, decision making skills, as well as fine and gross motor skills. Not every child is a “fit” for Art Therapy, but this young fellow certainly is engaged in the process.   Does you child gravitate towards […]

IS AUTISM REALLY A PUZZLE? THE POWER OF A CAMERA

I thought my experience with this little boy (whose name I was unable to get) was very profound as it never involved “words” but the true understanding of non-verbal communication and the strength of understanding its power when dealing with someone diagnosed with Autism. On April 2, 2013, JASA (Jamaica Autism Support Association) put on […]

A-U-T-I-S-M: on the outside looking in.

Autism is a spectrum disorder. That means that each child can be affected in different ways and each child can be helped in different ways. As the number of children diagnosed with autism rises all over the world, chances are, right here in the Caribbean, you already know a family who is challenged with this […]

Blow for Jamaica’s autistic children

EXACTLY four years after it was launched to help children diagnosed with autism, the Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation (MCADF) is set to discontinue all forms of outreach activities, effective today, citing Government’s obvious disregard for those living with the mental disorder. Blow for Jamaica’s autistic children – News – JamaicaObserver.com. Chung is disappo...