Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., CRC, was diagnosed with autism at age 31. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Zaks provides job development, career support, adult life skills training, and family education to individuals on the spectrum and their loved ones. Author of numerous articles and the book Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults (AAPC 2006), Zaks infuses presentations, professional development workshops, and writings with multiple perspectives. In addition, Zaks teaches courses on autism at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland; serves on the boards of several local and national autism organizations; was appointed to the Maryland Commission on Autism; and spends the best moments of all parenting two daughters on the autism spectrum.
Halloween is that most delicious of holidays when the candy and treats are flowing freely. But what if you are one of the thousands of teenagers and adults on the autism spectrum following a special diet?
The weather is warm and breezy. Kids are out of school. The pace of life seems to slow down, even just a little: It is summer.
Holiday breaks and chilly winter evenings are great for movie lovers.
It is 3:00 PM on Thanksgiving and dinner isn’t for another couple of hours. Everyone is watching the football game . . .
Besides taking a social skills class to cover the basics, what can autistic adults do to enhance social comprehension?
Of course I knew the rule, don’t talk to strangers. But the usher at the movie theater wasn’t a stranger anymore, right? After all, we had talked for a few minutes.
Part II of our story on autistic adults living in rural America.
Friday night, Cameron attended his high school prom. This wasn’t his first prom, as his school invites all high school students to attend each year, and Cameron had attended the year before...
Our family originally qualified for Supplementary Security income for Cody when he was four years old. I was a single mother, not working at the time and my husband, Bill,
At present, I’m not a parent. I don’t have a son or daughter of my own, but if ever I do, I have a very specific item at the top of my parenting to-do list.
When I was very young, I remember using the telephone in my parents’ house to call a home shopping network in an attempt to get a pretty-looking umbrella.
Reilly comes home from his first year away at postsecondary school this week.
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