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Articles that focus on keeping people on the spectrum safe; may include information on wandering, community safety, water safety, handing emergency situations, preventing abuse, etc.

Autism, Head Banging and Other Self Harming Behavior

Autism, Head Banging and Other Self Harming Behavior

For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), head banging is a common way to self-soothe and communicate needs. Both neurotypical and autistic babies and toddlers seek to recreate the rhythm that stimulated their vestibular system while in utero. Other rhythmic habits that fuel a child’s kinesthetic drive include head rolling, body rocking, biting, and thumb… Continue Reading

Warm Weather Safety

Warm Weather Safety

Warm Weather Safety By Megan Kelly Summer time is in full swing, and the warm weather is here. Fun in the sun, picnics, swimming, and outdoor play are all enjoyable ways for children to spend the summer season, but safety should always be kept in mind. Since children spend much more time outdoors during the… Continue Reading