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Top Toys for Kids with Autism

Playing is one of the best and most important parts of being a child. The freedom to create and use your imagination using the toys around you or getting attached to a specific toy is something many of us have enjoyed growing up.  For your autistic child, this can be the same. Play is important

Your Guide to Autism Benefits by State https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-benefits-by-state/

Your Guide to Autism Benefits by State

It can be tricky trying to figure out autism benefits by state. Below is a comprehensive listing, organized by US states, to help parents along this journey and answer some questions. A list of autism benefits by state Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida The benefits for autism spectrum disorder include the

How to Implement Sensory Toys During Play and Learning

How to Implement Sensory Toys During Play and Learning

Sensory toys are essential items to keep in your home to aid your child’s sensory needs. Here are a few ideas to consider. Think of a moment in time where you’ve felt a sense of calmness and relaxation. It could be from receiving a massage, maybe listening to your favorite music, or getting into a

Three Great Shows for Children with Autism and Their Parents

Three Great Shows for Children with Autism and Their Parents

Ask any occupational therapist, and they could point to a moment that inspired them in a way they cannot forget. A few years ago, I worked with a little boy who was nonverbal. One day, while assessing his fine motor skills, he was clearly getting frustrated but did not yet have a way to effectively

Six Therapeutic Ways To Use an iPad With Your Preschooler

Six Therapeutic Ways To Use an iPad With Your Preschooler

Many parents of children with autism have come to me as an occupational therapist asking about their child’s device usage. The common theme is they recognize their child is happy, calm, and loves time with the iPad or tablet, yet are wary about the amount of screen time their child is getting. Rest easy, parents—the

Respite Care for Autism: A Caregiver’s Well-Deserved Break https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-respite-care/

Respite Care for Autism: A Caregiver’s Well-Deserved Break

For parents of children with autism, the demands can be overwhelming. Balancing constant care with personal needs is challenging. That’s where respite care for autism comes in. It provides a much-needed break, allowing parents to recharge, focus on other family members, or engage in personal activities. You don’t have to wait for a crisis to

8 Toys That Will Help Your Child with Autism Build Skills

8 Toys That Will Help Your Child with Autism Build Skills

A child’s job is to play. The act of playing helps children develop physical coordination, emotional maturity, social skills, and the self-confidence to try new experiences and explore new environments. For children with autism, it is important to provide toys and activities that are designed to foster these skills. By learning critical play skills children

Best Autism Apps For iPad, iPhone and Android

Best Autism Apps for kids on iPad, iPhone and Android in 2023

Looking for a way to entertain and educate your children? We compiled a list of the best autism apps for kids and adults with developmental difficulties. Available on iOS and Android these special education apps can help with communication, social skills and even problem solving. These apps were designed for individuals on autism spectrum from

Barbara Smith

Simple Ways to Help Kids with Autism Develop Hand Skills

I learned almost 30 years ago that my extremely fussy baby grew calmer when cocooned tightly inside my arms as we swayed side to side. Back then, I had not yet heard about his neurologically-based disorder known as Asperger’s syndrome (part of the autism spectrum), which is associated with sensory sensitivities and social and communication

Bins and Pencils

I live in New England, which for those of you not familiar with the United States is a group of states that gets to witness what every season has to offer. We get blizzards, we get heat waves, and we are well known for our beautiful foliage; when the leaves turn such vibrant colors that