UNDERSTANDING AUTISM

HELP US TO HELP BRING THE BEST IN YOUR CHILD – WE CANNOT DO WITHOUT YOUR HELP.

Do watch the videos, and my wish is that you get inspired to join us and help us, then we can surely help your child to bring out the best with them.

 

1st Video
In her heart-warming talk, Monique will speak about the alienation and isolation experienced by individuals with autism and the stereotypes that plague the diagnosis. Having autism herself, she wants to raise awareness of the challenges faced by individuals who are on the autism spectrum. Monique challenges society’s perception of autism and urges a change in the way society interacts with autism as a whole. Monique is a postgraduate student in the University of Surrey Psychology department who has worked with children with autism for a number of years as a Social Care worker. Having autism herself, it has given her an interesting perception on what autism is with regards to communities both locally and internationally. Now studying psychology, her dissertation focuses on the stress of being of being different faced by individuals on the autism spectrum and how it affects their lives. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

2nd Video

How can we make sure everyone has a community where they feel accepted ? For many people — the awkward, the shy, or the simply misunderstood — life is a lonely experience, and good friends are hard to come by. Daniel Wendler experienced this firsthand. He has Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a neurological condition that prevented him from learning social skills naturally. Without the social skills to make friends or defend himself from bullies, Daniel grew up an outcast. However, Daniel did not let his challenges define him. When he realized that his struggles were due to his lack of social skills, he decided to study social interaction like a foreign language. Over time, he manually taught himself the social skills that he was unable to learn automatically. He used his newfound skills to reach out to other “outsiders” and discovered the power of close relationships and genuine community. Today, he works to share what he learned with others. He works as a social skills coach and runs an online resource — www.improveyoursocialskills.com — that has had over a quarter million visits. He believes that everyone deserves a place where they belong, and that all of us have something in common with the awkward kid sitting alone in the cafeteria.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
 

1st Video
In this moving talk, Paul Fijal paints a vivid picture of what it’s like to live with autism. He explores the concept of empowered care; a personalized approach that bridges the information gap between individuals with mental health disorders and currently available care solutions. Paul Fijal is a young social entrepreneur and Lead Biomedical Engineer with Awake Labs, who provide personalized, quantified care solutions to people living with autism. He is also dedicated to growing Vancouver’s reputation as a hub for social entrepreneurship and impact ventures. Paul is currently involved with the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub and is helping to bootstrap the brand new MedTech Development Hub at VGH with a group of young engineers and entrepreneurs. A Francophone originally from Calgary, Alberta, Paul graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BASc in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical option, in May of 2015. He’s interested in new ventures focusing on social impact, as well as the biomedical and biotech industry.

2nd Video
In this talk, Guy uses the experiences and insights that he has gathered in his years as the father of an autistic boy to propose a radically different perspective on autism. Far from being a disability characterised by a set of accepted difficulties, he suggests that the underlying condition that gives rise to what we call autism is in fact one to be cherished. Guy Shahar is an author and autism consultant. His Transforming Autism project raises awareness of the positive aspects of the condition and empowers other parents to understand and value their autistic children, and to dramatically improve their experience of life by creating an environment of trust and love around them.

1st Video
Watch as these experts and parents explain why coding is delivering so many positive benefits (confidence, socialization, problem solving) to children on the spectrum.

2nd Video
Edurific has seen vast success with its users who are on the spectrum and according to the information below, it is no surprise why. Those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are naturals when it comes to technology usage and computer coding.