Author Archives: Jamie Grace

Aeron’s Personal Story

Hello my name is Aeron Hockenberry. I am in the Transitions Program at GIade Run. I am a 20 year old adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder (mild) and I also have Epilepsy. I had a late diagnosis of ASD at the age of 12. In my free time, I enjoy...

Guinea Pigs Are Autistic Child’s Best Friend

  Lately, I’m into touting the new research that shows the benefits of ASD children interacting with guinea pigs. Here’s an excerpt from one interesting article I came across recently: “When playing with guinea pigs at school, children with autism spectrum disorders are more eager to attend, display more interactive...

The Forgotten History of Autism

Ted Talk: The Forgotten History of Autism “Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. What caused this steep rise? Steve Silberman points to “a perfect storm of autism awareness”...

2015 Autism Awareness Night

Join us for an evening of presentations, resources, light refreshments and networking. Free and open to the public.   Interesting Ways for Everyone to Learn About Autism The media is full of information about autism that can educate our relatives, our neighbors and ourselves about autism without reading lengthy text...

My Pick: The Journal of Best Practices

I just wanted to take a moment to share one of my favorite books, The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband.  Author David Finch gives an funny and heart-warming memoir of what it is like to be an adult living...