Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 7 - Page 4

IN THIS ISSUE... COLUMNS RETOUCH by David Finch . . . . . . . 36 Finding Your Passion After leaving the engineering world to pursue his passion, David learns a very important lesson: one needn’t pursue one’s passion at all costs. Legislation Lens by Ed Zetlin and Mark Friese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Understanding the Disabled Military Child Protection Act and Special Needs Trusts COVER STORY The Darkness and Science of Passion — REGULARS In this beautifully written piece, Lindsey Nebeker shares how her experiences Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 with bullying, rejection, sexual abuse and two suicide attempts allowed her to discover her passion.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Close Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Cummings & Goings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Letter from the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . 06 FEATURES 7 Ways Individual Sports Can Be a Good Fit for Kids on the Spectrum . . . . . . . . . . 08 Team sports can be stressful, but individual sports … that is where autistics can shine! 5 Ways to Protect Your Child from Bullying . . 22 Anthony Ianni: Living His Dream . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 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! Despite bullies and numerous personal challenges, Anthony never gave up on his passion because at the end of the day, we don’t dream our lives … WE LIVE THEM!!! In the Next Issue: How to keep routines going during the summer months, autism and eating disorders and more. Milestones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Spotlight on Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Zoom In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4 ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses 5