Category Archives for "Autism Solutions"

Articles for parents and/carers that focus on ways to help make positive change; can include advice on finding answers to issues that affect people with autism, such as ways to master skills, ways to cope and handle certain situations.

Special Needs Training Program Promotes a Life of Productivity and Achievement

Special Needs Training Program Promotes a Life of Productivity and Achievement

The ride home from the pediatrician that afternoon in February, 1995, was as classic as it could get.  My wife was driving and sobbing, my three-year old son with autism, Aaron, was in the back seat crying, and I was next to him trying to calm him down.  I suddenly realized he had soiled his […]

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Skateboarding Boy with Autism Uncovers the Ride of a Lifetime

Skateboarding Boy with Autism

A child with autism is sometimes hard to please. There is only so much a child can do in the backyard, and even planned activities, such as an afternoon at the movies, can end in disaster. Organized sports can offer a little excitement if your kid is able to follow along and process the concept […]

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5 Ways For Back To School Success With Your Special Needs Grandchild

Back-to-School Success with Special Needs Grandchild

Dear Mom and Dad, I’m writing this letter on National Grandparents Day to let you know how much I appreciate you and the important role you play in my family’s life.  There’s no greeting card that could possibly tell you how much you mean to us. I know that having a special needs grandchild can […]

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Making Popular Video Games Good for Kids Affected by Autism

It’s hard to find a child these days who doesn’t love video games, but for many kids on the autism spectrum, digital play has an especially strong draw.  Children affected by autism appear to be particularly attracted to video games because of the visual nature of screen-based technology, the structure, and immediate feedback gaming provides.  […]

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Learning to Be Fun Again – Easy Ways to Engage Preschoolers with Autism

Learning to Be Fun Again - Easy Ways to Engage Preschoolers with Autism

The first thing I learned as a preschool teacher to children aged three to six who are on the spectrum is how to be “fun.” This seems like it would be common sense to any teacher or parent, but it is incredibly difficult to do especially when wheels, numbers, and letters on the circle time […]

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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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How an Amazing Cat Changed My Child with Autism’s World

Iris Grace and her special cat

I have loved animals all my life and in the past I practiced Horse Whispering and have always had pets around me.  So, for me, my first thoughts were about equine therapy and a service dog.  For us neither of those two were right for Iris but after looking after my brother’s cat over Christmas […]

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5 Valuable Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Enjoy Relationships

  Parents of children on the spectrum are often challenged to help their kids find (and keep) friends, mentors, and (even) romance.  Mostly, helping kids with ASD learn how to make meaningful connections is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants experiment, depending on your particular child’s skills, interests, and challenges. Caring for my daughter Samantha, who had limited language […]

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Parties: How to Make Communication a Piece of Cake for Kids with Autism

How to make communication easy for kids with autism on parties

While it’s true that any birthday girl or boy can open gifts and blow out candles, this very special event deserves special attention for your child with autism which may otherwise be overlooked. Age and Time Although they are usually able to tell you how old they are, some children with autism tend to be […]

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