Free iPad Art Apps

Water Color Pencil Lite By Raysoft Co. This app is a drawing & painting App which implements realistic color pencil and many other brushes to create a realistic fluid simulation based water flow effect.   Fingerpaint Magic By  Meritum Soft … Continued

Designs by Siri

A talented young woman with autism designs beautiful jewelry Interview with  Swathi Chettipally, Siri’s mother Questions compiled by David Moreno   How did Siri’s talent come to light?  Was this talent observed when she was working on an art project … Continued

Autism and Perfect Pitch

Research study finds near-100% correlation between autism and perfect pitch  Interview with Henny Kupferstein Interviewer: Shanti Kurada   What gave you the impetus to study the relation between autism and perfect pitch?   My music professor in college asked me … Continued

Creativity and Autism

Trang Nguyen, Director of Community Gatepath’s Autism Social Connection   People with Autism Spectrum Disorder often have difficulty in communicating effectively and in focusing, and can experience anxiety when over-stimulated.  However, many people with autism also have a specific interests … Continued

Preparing For Your IEP

Make a Plan Ahead of Time Have a clear purpose in mind before you prepare for the meeting. If your child is 14 and able to participate in his IEP, talk to him/her about it.  If your child would like … Continued

Cypress School Students Find Jobs in the Community

Laura Briggin, Cypress School Director   Since opening in 2007, Cypress School has prioritized paid and volunteer jobs for each of our 68 non-public school students with autism and other learning differences. Our Cypress Primary School students (5-15 year olds) … Continued

Changing How the World Views Autism

Jodi Murphy, Geek Club Books   The key to opening the door to our children’s future is to capture the hearts and minds of those outside the autism community. We must move them past ‘awareness’ into a deeper understanding and … Continued

Books about Life Skills

How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger’s $13.00 By Jennifer McIlwee Myers and Temple Grandin This book gives advice on how to create opportunities for children to learn in natural settings and situations, teaching everyday vital … Continued

Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients:   1 cup Betty Crocker All purpose Gluten free rice flour blend 1/4 cup Millet flour or soak whole millet in warm water for about 8 hours, then rinse and grind. 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 … Continued