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Articles that focus on a wide range of tools, services, programs and teaching methods that can potentially help someone on the spectrum reach their potential. Sometimes the words ‘treatment’ and ‘intervention’ are used as well.

Ways a Service Dog Can Change Your Special Needs Child’s Life

Ways a Service Dog Can Change Your Special Needs Child’s Life

Most people are pretty familiar with the saying, “A dog is a man’s best friend.” Dogs are animated, fiercely loyal, and guarded protectors. But their worth goes beyond just being a trusted companion. For many, these furry friends serve a significant purpose as therapy dogs in the treatment of social, behavioral, and cognitive delays common… Continue Reading

The Awesome Rewards of a School Service Dog for Kids with Autism

The Awesome Rewards of a School Service Dog for Kids with Autism

Families navigating through the world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face numerous obstacles throughout everyday life. Events and situations that many people take for granted, such as owning a pet or interacting with a domesticated animal, may pose great challenges. Animals, especially dogs, are an integral part of American culture. As individuals with autism learn… Continue Reading

Top 10 Ways a Therapy Dog Can Help Your Child with Autism

Top 10 Ways a Therapy Dog Can Help Your Child with Autism

A canine has long been considered ‘man’s best friend.’  A dog’s unconditional love, non-judgment, and faithfulness have often inspired a partnership that brings about many benefits to both canine and human lives. A therapy dog’s main function is to help people emotionally, though physical benefits can result by boosting morale for physical therapy and encouraging… Continue Reading

How Craniosacral Therapy Can Make a Big Difference with ASD

How Craniosacral Therapy Can Make a Big Difference with ASD

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis can be difficult news to hear.  Parents of newly diagnosed children, or adults with autism, actively seek out treatment methods that relieve the anxiety and stress that can accompany autism. When anxiety and stress are relieved, daily functions improve, sometimes dramatically.  One gentle and reliable method that can often… Continue Reading

Autism Therapies and Solutions – The Ultimate Guide

Autism Therapies and Solutions – The Ultimate Guide

An exclusive Autism Parenting Magazine guide Finding the best method for treating autism is often a challenge for the loved ones of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Because no two people with ASD are exactly the same, it’s vital to choose a method of treatment and therapy and an intervention plan that… Continue Reading

Simple Ways to Help Relieve Your Child’s Stress: Calming Cookie Dough

Simple Ways to Help Relieve Your Child’s Stress: Calming Cookie Dough

If your child has autism, you are probably quite familiar with sensory processing issues.  Although sensory processing and autism are two separate entities, they often co-exist and each can further complicate the other.  Oftentimes, children with autism have greater difficulties regulating their emotions and behaviors because processing all the sensory stimuli in their world can… Continue Reading

New Equine Simulator Therapy Provides a Unique Sense of Calm

New Equine Simulator Therapy Provides a Unique Sense of Calm

Horseback riding therapy has been successfully prescribed to treat children and adults with developmental challenges like autism and Asperger’s for several decades now as part of a comprehensive therapeutic package. Scientists concluded long ago that the horse’s multidimensional rhythmic movement, which resembles the natural walking gait of a human, can achieve specific therapeutic outcomes. It… Continue Reading

New Research: Program Offers Help for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

New Research: Program Offers Help for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is closely aligned with autism in that most individuals on the autism spectrum have significant struggles with SPD (autismspeaks.org). Children with sensory impairments find it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, resulting in challenges such as clumsiness, anxiety, and social and behavioral problems.  Additionally, many of them have sensory-related sensitivities… Continue Reading

LEGO® Therapy: How to Build Connections with Autism – One Brick at a Time

LEGO® Therapy: How to Build Connections with Autism – One Brick at a Time

Invented by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, the family owned LEGO® Group was founded in 1932, much to the delight of millions of children and adults throughout the world. What we recognize as the modern day LEGO® brick was introduced in 19581.  LEGO® combines two Danish words. “leg godt,” which means play well1. The fundamental premise of LEGO®… Continue Reading

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