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How Covid-19 Has Impacted the Diagnosis of Autism in Children

As the number of autism diagnoses increases each year, so do the fears of parents and the need to see specialists. During the past few years, not only has the COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on autism diagnoses, it has put a strain on parents getting the right treatment for their kids. The different signs

Dear School 2020: A Letter from a Special Needs Mom

Dear School 2020: A Letter from a Special Needs Mom

This is a letter many special needs parents might want to send due to the changes brought by COVID-19, but don’t have the time or energy to do so… It’s been a long nine months and I want to share some perspective.  During a typical school year, we special needs parents and families struggle. We

COVID-19 Coping Strategies for Autism Families

COVID-19 Coping Strategies for Autism Families

Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented everyone with unprecedented disruptions in what we used to take for granted as everyday life. And, all of us are trying to figure out how to make life work, now that it has been turned upside down. Some describe us as being in a war on the coronavirus

Helping your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder be Physically Active and Reduce Stress at Home

Helping your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder be Physically Active and Reduce Stress at Home

Exercise, both high energy and stress reducing physical activity, is one of the most underutilized and cost-effective interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is particularly important with children staying home during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place edicts by governors all across the U.S.  Interestingly, a recent survey through SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research)

The Many Ways Quarantine Can Impact Your Child with Autism

The Many Ways Quarantine Can Impact Your Child with Autism

Children all over the world are currently involved in “lockdown” situations in their communities. How can you help your child with autism spectrum disorder and others deal with these situations more effectively? Electronic communication Not all students with autism have access to technology at home. As a parent, you should contact your child’s school principal

Top Ways to Meet an ASD Child’s Sensory Needs When Stuck at Home

Top Ways to Meet an ASD Child’s Sensory Needs When Stuck at Home

Many individuals with autism have sensory needs that require they receive additional supports throughout their day. While safer at home, parents may be looking for activities to do together without the typical support from their child’s therapists. This can be a challenge for many! Throughout this article, you will discover enjoyable ideas to help you

Supporting Kids With Autism During the Pandemic and Required Social Distancing

Supporting Kids With Autism During the Pandemic and Required Social Distancing

Supporting ourselves and one another during this global pandemic is unprecedented territory for most of us. But for autism families, the ability to adapt to the changes a quarantine brings can be extra challenging. Many individuals with autism already struggle to manage and regulate their emotions. How do we support them through this time? First

The Importance of Giving Kids With ASD Some Space During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Importance of Giving Kids With ASD Some Space During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is beyond anything we imagined or prepared for as a community. We’re all pretty much winging it, trying to follow the rules and making up how we manage. It can be helpful to have insight into how it affects our neurodiverse children. All of us are experiencing anxiety. For our children with autism, the

Ways Teletherapy Can Help Your ASD Child During the Coronavirus Crisis

Ways Teletherapy Can Help Educate Children With Autism During the COVID19 Crisis

Back on March 13, 2020, a realization started to settle over this country as to what the actual impact COVID-19 (coronavirus) was going to have on all our communities. Since that time, people have been practicing “social distancing.” Schools have shut down, the expectations of the family unit have changed (especially those with children in