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Category Archives: Friends of ARN

Parents Don’t Cause Autism, but They Can Make a Difference

Since the condition was first recognised in the 1940s, parents have been and felt blamed for their children’s autism. Today, most people no longer believe this, but a lingering doubt continues to niggle many parents. Autism was first identified in the era of psychoanalysis, when professionals looked closely at relationships to explain disability and mental…
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Book of the Month: Capturing the Motivation of Children

This month, we selected a book that we think would allow parents to have a more complete understanding of how to deal with their child’s lack of motivation. To help an individual with autism learn critical new skills and willingly participate in social interactions, a parent or educator needs to know how to capture the…
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