Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 6 - Page 4

IN THIS ISSUE... COLUMNS RETOUCH by David Finch . . . . . . 22 How to Be Friends, First and Always David shares his step-by-step list (minus the flow charts) of how he won back his wife Kristen’s friendship after years of misunderstanding and resentment. Creature Comfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08 Did you know that interacting with animals can improve the physical and/or mental health of a person!? REGULARS COVER STORY Anita & Abraham — Changing the world’s view of autism with their love . . . . . . . . . . 26 Love and Autism can and DO co-exist, and Anita and Abraham are a great example of it! Read about their love story, their All-Autism Wedding and how they deal with their challenges in this exclusive interview by Dr. Stephen Shore. Letter from the Editor . . . . 06 Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Close Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Spotlight on Success . . . . 64 Knowing vs Not Knowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 10 Sensory-Friendly Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Just Being and Being Just . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Dr. Michael P. McManmon shares from his own personal and professional experiences how knowing your diagnosis helps you as a person and a student. 10 sensory-friendly gift ideas that can offer therapeutic benefits and hours of enjoyment for both children and adults. The best part? They all cost under $20! Barb Rentenbach was always good at just being; but what she learned was that to fully “be,” one must also “do.” This modified chapter fr