Not a question but it may explain why my daughter likes cats more than dogs.
The researchers found neuroatypical kids gave more attention to cats than dogs, as sustained eye contact can be stressful for someone not adept at interpreting interactive cues.
While many dog owners exhibit an increase of oxytocin as a result of their dogs' long gazes, such behavior can increase stress and anxiety in someone not adept at reading cues.
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First time posting so I’m just learning. Looking for dating and/or life coach for adult son (28) with ASD. Hope this is ok to post. Long Island, NY area. Thanks and have a great day.
I'm the Grandfather and I teach her Martial Arts. she gets some social interaction this way but desires more. she still has problems reading peoples body language and understanding cruel statements, but understands she's been sprinkled with Fairy dust As my wife say's.
Such great feedback and insights to my last question, I had to post another. Does your child look at something new/interesting/treasured with one eye closed? My guy used to play with toys on the floor, get down on the ground and look at them with one eye ar ground level. He doesn’t do it on the ground as much any more, but he will still bring something close to his face and look with one eye. He gets his vision checked every year and we have no indication there are… read more
my cool likes i love being a autism super hero, i like mine craft, legos, star wars, i love swimming i can kayak, i like music , movies, Disney, paw patrol, nemo, vamprina and sofia and elsa Thomas the train hot wheels little mermaid, princesses blocks pj masks blaze and the monster machines my fav characters from paw patrol are marshal , i like too help others , bubbles chalk, singing coloring i love boating and fishing too
My kiddo is always leaning against me, pushing his feet up against me, ever since the womb. I used to feel his toes digging into my organs, LOL. I imagine this is a sensory feedback thing, but I’m curious if anyone else experiences this, and invite any tips to help kiddo get the feedback he’s seeking. We do a body sock and a compression shirt, but that’s all.
I am looking to relocate to NJ area(Morris county or Mount Olive or Basking Ridge Or Bridgewater).Wondering if there are any schools in this Above mentioned areas in NJ, that have good public schools that cater to autism ABA and if the public schools have good IEP’s (Current IEP is not good , not much IEP updates from school and main stream opportunities)?
My son is 7 years and Vocal, High functioning(Mild autism), lagging social… read more
My son is taking interest in locking/unlocking doors now. We had a chain lock on one, now he beings a chair up to it and has figured it out. Also figured out how to unlock the front door of the house!