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)

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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

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in COVID-19 Coronavirus and Autism by Ron Malcolm, EdD

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

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in COVID-19 Coronavirus and Autism by Connie Persike, MS, CCC-SLP

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

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in COVID-19 Coronavirus and Autism by Connie Persike, MS, CCC-SLP

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

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in COVID-19 Coronavirus and Autism by Chris Abildgaard, LPC, NCC, NCSP