Erin Tracy

Autism and the Dentist

Summertime can be a great time to get those necessary appointments, such as a teeth cleaning, out of the way before going back to school. I don’t know any children that like going to the dentist, but it can be particularly tough for a child with autism. If there is a trip to the dentist …

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Autism Friendly Theme Parks

As a parent of a child with autism, I’m sure you want your child to be able to experience all of the fun that you once did and have the same opportunities as other children.  Outings alone can be difficult, so theme parks are often daunting.  With so much noise, stimulation, and waiting, they’re primed …

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Travel Tips for Autism

Summertime often means fun activities, new experiences, and vacation, which usually also includes travel.  I always have mixed feelings about travel.  It can be so liberating, educational, and just plain fun, but the process of getting places or finding your way around new places can be stressful and children don’t make it any easier. Traveling …

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Increasing Social Skills Through Playdates

Most parents recognize when a child with ASD may have some deficits in social skills.  Hosting playdates or participating in activities where your child can be around other children is a great start, but, unfortunately, simply being around other children often isn’t enough.  This is because children on the autism spectrum don’t typically learn by …

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