Gardening can be a personally rewarding and gratifying activity. Some can equate gardening to your favorite leisure activity. It’s certainly mine. I only wish I had more time to be in the garden because it makes me feel calm, centered, satisfied, and happy. The next best thing to gardening is to share a few ideas

in Autism Therapies and Treatments by Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA

Experiencing nature improves physical, sensory, social, and emotional health and wellbeing and a garden is an ideal space to engage with nature. While research has and continues to demonstrate these benefits, little has looked at the impact on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In time, we hope to fill the void and conduct some

in Sensory Solutions by Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA

It All Comes Down to Play: Autism Play Therapy Play is an important activity of childhood and is understood to contribute to healthy development1. It is so important that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has identified play as the right of every child2. Through play, children have opportunities to move, be curious

in Autism Activities for Kids by Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA