The Buddy Project Visited Manchester’s ASD Support Group!

The Buddy Project Visited Manchester’s ASD Support Group!

Eric Zimmerman founded The Buddy Project, an organization that provides technology and training to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. He came to The Manchester Area Autism Support Group’s most recent meeting and spoke about his life and journey with autism.

“Just One Of The Many Strengths Autism Gives Me”

“Just One Of The Many Strengths Autism Gives Me”

Kudos to Market Basket for hiring teens with autism! As someone with over 10 years experience in the behavioral and human services field, I was pretty surprised when the young man bagging my groceries said, “”People at school can be like, ‘Oh he’s so weird, that kid is so weird’, but…

Improving Social Skills With Social Thinking

Improving Social Skills With Social Thinking

Michelle Garcia Winner, creator of Social Thinking, wrote a wonderful article on how to improve social skills. Read on for Michelle’s 3-step process to teach social thinking and related social skills.

New Research On Autism Genes

New Research On Autism Genes

A new study published in Nature Genetics journal shows that the genetic risk that is associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a genetic risk that is present even in those of us who are not on the spectrum.

Mitigate Teasing And Bullying

Mitigate Teasing And Bullying

For many children with physical and/or developmental disabilities, trying to fit in with peers can be difficult. By being proactive when possible, we can help mitigate the stares, whispers and often not cruel-intentioned but hurtful comments.