Ways To Improve Interoception for Kids With Autism

Ways To Improve Interoception for Kids Tith Autism

Parents with children on the autism spectrum may relate to this scenario: you hear your child walk outside for a motion break only to realize they’re not wearing a coat in the middle of winter. When asked, they respond that they aren’t cold. The reason your child might not notice the cold is the same reason another child might not feel the need to eat or notice when they’ve hit their head. It may even contribute to a child with autism having a meltdown. It’s related to the idea of…

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Tips To Make Moving Easier for Children With Autism

Tips To Make Moving Easier for Children With Autism

For parents of children with autism, establishing norms and sticking to them is the name of the game. But this isn’t always possible when moving into a new home. This process can completely upend years of hard work and progress if not handled properly. Here are some tips to make moving easier for children with autism. Preparing for the Move It is important to plant the seed about your upcoming move in your child’s head as early as possible. Introduce the concept of moving ahead of time to allow them…

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Tips for Homeschooling a Child With Special Needs

Tips for Homeschooling a Child With Special Needs

Homeschooling a child with special needs might leave you feeling unsure if you are doing enough. You want to make sure your child is learning enough, but you also don’t want to overwhelm them with too much at once. Thinking about what skills your child needs to develop is one way to start planning a curriculum. You might also want to consider fun ways to develop cognitive skills, so your child enjoys learning and looks forward to schooling every day. Teach What They’re Ready To Learn One of the best…

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Simple Ways To Relieve Your Kids’ Holiday Stress

Simple Ways To Relieve Your Kids’ Holiday Stress

As the saying goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. We partake in plenty of eating and giving, and we receive more time to reconnect with our loved ones, too. While these are excellent ways to celebrate the holidays, all this action can exhaust your kids. Plus, if you’re a parent to children with special needs, you likely need to be extra cautious about the overstimulation that results from everything from décor and lights to increased interactions with extended family members. That’s why we wanted to share a…

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Ways To Improve Core Strength in Children With Autism

Ways To Improve Core Strength in Children With Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can affect your child in a range of cognitive and physical ways. Suddenly, you find yourself sifting through hours and hours of publications and forums seeking answers and advice on the best ways to help your child. Take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Today, we have more information than ever about ASD and the best ways to support a child with autism. Depending on the severity of this spectrum disorder, you may already be working with a professional to help your child…

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How Safe Is Your Child’s School Bus?

How Safe Is Your Child’s School Bus?

It’s hard to trust anyone with the safety of your children, but it’s particularly tough to watch them march onto a school bus packed with rowdy kids and a driver you don’t know. How safe is your child’s school bus? The answers to these questions should help you breathe easier. Are There Many Bus Accidents? Not many, but we haven’t been able to eliminate school bus accidents entirely. The bad news: Each year, four to six school-age children die on school vehicles. But if it’s any comfort, that’s less than…

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How To Make Eating Fun for Kids

How To Make Eating Fun for Kids

Is dinnertime always a challenge at your house? If your child doesn’t like trying new foods or if they’re just picky eaters in general, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t let this be the case anymore. Dinner doesn’t have to be stressful. Below are a few different ways on how to make eating fun for kids. Fun is better than challenging, right? Get Creative! The opportunities are endless. All you must do is think outside the box and get creative with their meals. It doesn’t have to be boring…

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How To Create a Safe Yard for Children With Autism

How To Create a Safe Yard for Children With Autism

Time outside is incredibly important for kids. It promotes strength, coordination, and motor skills, but more than that, it helps kids develop an appreciation for the natural world and its wonders. These experiences are no less vital for kids who are on the autism spectrum, but sometimes, as parents, we can become fretful of our kids getting hurt out there in the great, wide world. But the best way to respond to this isn’t to keep our kids inside—it’s to create a space where they can explore safely. Our guide…

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Car Safety Tips for Children With Autism

Car Safety Tips for Children With Autism

Any parent who has ever tried to drive somewhere with kids knows that the car can be a zoo. This is especially true if you are the parent of a child with autism. Between uncomfortable restraints and many of our young ones’ desire to not be cooped up in small spaces, there are plenty of ways the car cannot only become chaotic but dangerous, too. To keep our kids safe, we’ve compiled these car safety tips for children with autism. Identify the Hazards You can’t keep your children safe against…

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Tips for Helping Kids With Special Needs Wear Masks

Tips for Helping Kids With Special Needs Wear Masks

The pandemic world is fraught with complications, but if there is one challenge that has weighed on many moms’ mind – the mask. This is an especially tough problem to navigate for children with sensory sensitivities. To them, a mask can feel like an overwhelming muzzle. We want our children to be comfortable, but we also want to keep them and others safe as well. For their sake, we have compiled these tips for helping kids with special needs wear masks. Choose the Right Mask With governors and local leaders…

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