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Lisa Timms

Lisa Timms has a Master of Science Degree from the University of Scranton.  She is the author of “60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters” published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.  You can find her book online at http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058629. She is also the creator of The Timms Social Skills Program.  A live, fun, interactive, peer-to-peer online social skills program which is offered nationally for students ages 6-18+ with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD and/or related disabilities or atypical students who may be struggling with their problem solving and/or social skills. For more information visit www.SocialSkillsForSuccess.org.

Autism Awareness – Easy Ways to Help Your Child Make a True Connection

Autism Awareness - Easy Ways to Help Your Child Make a True Connection http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/easy-ways-to-help-child-make-true-connection

April is Autism Awareness Month and there are always a variety of different events happening to raise awareness.  We have “Light it up Blue” on April 2nd where businesses light up blue for awareness.  We have a multitude of walks, runs, and sporting events that are all being held to raise awareness.  All of these […]

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A Review: New App Changes the Way Families Find Autism Friendly Businesses

New App Changes the Way Families Find Autism Friendly Businesses

These days it takes a little more than a village to find a place out in the world that would be enjoyable for your child with autism.  So what’s a father from Pennsylvania to do when he’s looking for a safe and fun place to take his son?  He creates an app so he can […]

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Helping Your ASD Teen Survive the Middle School Transition

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Do you remember going into middle school?  You may have been excited to start but once you got there everything seemed different.  Teachers expected more, friends formed new alliances and left you behind, and you may have felt lost.  Transitioning into middle school is hard for any teen but particularly difficult for teens on the […]

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Pets and Social Skills…Make a Connection!

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Many studies have been conducted on the positive effect a pet can have on your health.  A pet can be comforting if you are upset, they can lighten your mood as you play with them, and of course you have their companionship and unconditional love. Studies have also shown that pets can help improve social […]

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