I can’t pretend to speak to why the rest of the autism community focuses on the difficulties associated with autism, but I can speak to why it may appear that we at CARD, and other people in the applied behavior analysis (ABA) community, focus on areas of difficulty. Put simply, it’s because these are the areas that people ask us for help with. No one goes to a treatment provider and asks for help dealing with what’s great about their child— they don’t need to, they simply appreciate it every day. But it’s quite true that there are thousands of strengths associated with autism. Any attempt at a list is going to sound like I am stereotyping people, which would be ridiculous. But here are a couple strengths that come to mind.
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- Holly Robinson Peete Opens Up on Autism Live About Motherhood, the Teen Years and the Future of Autism
- CARD to Host Free Colorado Conference to Provide Treatment Solutions to Families Affected by Autism
- CARD Partners with AutismUp to Help Rochester Parents Gain Access to Autism Insurance Coverage
- Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Testifies For California Autism Insurance Mandate