Caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder can be challenging. From helping them grow socially, emotionally and intellectually to understanding their different needs, the responsibility can feel overwhelming.
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As an educator and a behavior analyst, this is the question parents ask me the most. The simple answer, as heartbreaking as it sounds, is there is no cure for autism. However, there are interventions thatContinue reading
The following checklist is a tool to help parents, doctors, and mental health practitioners discuss symptoms, behaviors, and needs that might relate to Autism Spectrum Disorder. The checklist was developedContinue reading
How do we know if our son has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or maybe both? Where does anxiety fit in? Does this have anything to do with his constipationContinue reading
Traditional autism checklists focus on broad areas of strengths and needs. The following checklist was developed by Hannah Grieco, an education and disability advocate, as a tool to help teachers and parentsContinue reading
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a variety of strengths and needs. The following checklist was developed by Hannah Grieco, an education and disability advocate, as a tool to help yourContinue reading
If you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, you may have found yourself exploring or including dietary and alternative therapies as part of your child’s treatment plan. Families of childrenContinue reading
Note: this article was originally written for parents of children with ASD. However, the advice contained is relevant and helpful to parents of ALL children. Marteo Meo and ASD When your child is diagnosedContinue reading
You may have heard the saying, “If you’ve met one child with autism, you’ve met one child with autism.” This is a popular saying because kids with autism can be so different from one another. InContinue reading
Have you ever wondered why a hug from a loved one can make you feel so good? Isn’t it amazing that a physical squeeze can translate to an emotional sense of calm, peace and happiness? That’s exactlyContinue reading