A Happier Halloween with Autism

Halloween: teachers dread it, kids count down to it, and parents may feel a little of both.  Figuring out a costume, finding time to put it together, and preparing for the inevitable sugar rush can be overwhelming.  For parents of children on the autism spectrum, Halloween can be especially trying.  This is mostly because of …

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Visual Schedules and Autism: How to Support Your Child Throughout the Day

We all need reminders at times of what we need to do.  This may come in the form of checklists, to-do lists, calendar appointments, etc.  Children with autism are no different in this regard and tend to thrive on structure and routine.  Visual representations of steps that need to be completed for a particular routine …

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Planning the Playdate: 6 Tips To Successful Socialization For Your Child With Autism

Many of you are probably aware that some social interaction would be great for your kids, but scheduling playdates can be a bear between after-school activities and parent calendars. So, you finally find another child to come over- now what? I’ve included some tips below to help make the playdate beneficial for your child and …

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Autism and Grocery Shopping: 8 Steps To A Smoother Trip

The grocery store trip: a tough one with any child, but especially a child with autism.  Many parents dread this experience, knowing that constant negotiation, tantrums, and judgmental eyes await.  While, unfortunately, I can’t control the intolerance of others, I can give you some tips to help make it a smoother trip. My biggest tip …

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