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5 Easy Accommodations for Special Ed or Struggling Learners

A special education teacher shares easy accommodations that can be made in the classroom for children with autism and other disabilities.

7 Social Skills Activities for Kids

The ability to engage in teamwork, read emotions, share and make friends are all key social skills that are new to children at some point in their lives. Some kids are naturals at displaying effective social skills, however, to many children, social interactions don’t come naturally. Most children need to practice and develop their social skills over time, particularly kids on the Autism spectrum.

Adore Them

Adore Them was created to be a place for parents who want to find the joy in parenting. Yes, parenting is hard. Yes, parenting is exhausting. Yes, parenting is frustrating. But… that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be enjoying our children & trying to improve this parenting experience for us & our families around us. Here at Adore Them, we are dedicated to sharing our own personal experiences in hopes that some of our ideas & experiences can help spark something helpful for you as well.

A Heart For All Students

Here you’ll find actionable tips and advice on how to parent and homeschool your unique thinker to thrive as who they’ve been designed to be.

Anke Zimmermann

Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH,  is a homeopath with  a special interest in children challenged with neurological, neurodevelopmental, immunological and behavioural disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, epilepsy, tics, night terrors, anxiety disorders, excessive aggression and jealousy.

AustimAir

Over the last 30 years, there have been huge advances in our understanding of Autism but there is still a lot to learn, particularly around the causes. There is growing evidence to suggest that a mother’s exposure to air pollution when pregnant can increase risk.

Autism Rock & Rolls

A podcast called Autism Rocks and Rolls created and spoken by Sam Mitchell. This podcast is exceptionally authentic and real: Sam was diagnosed with autism when he was four and is now a very successful senior in high school. Sam’s podcast covers topics such as being too honest and how to work on this, how to enter and leave a conversation, how to maintain healthy relationships, anxiety, meltdowns, and is getting very big guests all the time such as Armani Williams, the first NASCAR driver open about having autism and Simon Majumdar, a world-renowned chef who judges on Cutthroat Kitchen and who supports autism charities. Sam not only wants people to listen to his podcast free of charge, but Sam is exploring the avenues of public speaking to schools or at autism conferences to speak about acceptance and autism awareness. Sam is also offering one-on-one podcast coaching for those starting a podcast about something they are passionate about. Sam also hopes for resource or general education teachers to use his podcast in their curriculum. Lastly, Sam is always willing to be a guest on other podcasts and is always looking for guests. Check out his Website and his podcast too.

Autism Spectrum Teacher

Meet Steph Reed, with many years of experience in teaching she knows a lot about the world of Autism. She taught many incredible children and young people with very different abilities and complex needs. Her website provides tailored outreach, consultancy, training,  and coaching services, whilst continuing to expand informative articles and resources.

Avaz Inc.

Avaz Inc. is an Assistive Technology company that creates solutions to support the communication and learning of people with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Our flagship product is Avaz AAC, which is a communication app that supports 15 languages and is available for Android and iOS.

Avaz’s FreeSpeech app is the world’s first and only grammar learning app. It is a pathbreaking solution that makes language and grammar learning fun and engaging. Our MDA Avaz Reader is powered by 20+ years of expertise and research in dyslexia. It enables children with dyslexia to read independently, transforming them into confident learners.

Baby Sparks

Babysparks are a personalized development program with thousands of expert-created activities that delivers a daily play program based on a child’s developmental level, rather than his or her age.

Beacon School Support

Beacon School Support is an independent behavior support service for schools based in the West Midlands.

We offer face to face training, support, and advice to schools for all aspects of behavior management.

Find lots of fantastic resources, blogs, and articles for schools and parents on our website.

Be An Angel

Be An Angel believes that children are the heart and soul of humanity and that they represent all that is good within us. They can help children with special needs experience life at their fullest potential.

Bornanxious.co.uk

Label-free sensory, awareness clothing, and Supporting three Autism Charities.

Brili

Brili is the ultimate system to help families with children stay on task and on time every day. The app enables parents to easily schedule and customize routines on their devices that their children can then
go through independently. Easy setup, dynamic timing, rewards, voice prompts and real-time monitoring: the app really has it all! Try it for one month completely free on the IOS AppStore or GooglePlay and see for yourself just how helpful Brili can be!

Calming Blankets

Calming blankets has delivered over 50,000 weighted blankets for people in Australia and the UK, which have been popular for people with sleep disorders, anxiety and for children with autism

Cerebral Palsy Family Network

A compassionate community that provides resources for loved ones with Cerebral Palsy.

Certify Strong

Strong Education teaches parents and professionals how to adapt fitness & nutrition for the special needs population through their online accredited certification program. Get certified today and make a difference!

Cuddle Fairy

Visit this blog of positivity! Written and created by Becky a wife and mom of three kids. She started her journey with positive thinking 6 years ago by taking a 24 hour no complaints challenge with some of her friends. Taking the challenge forced her to focus on her thoughts which literally changed her life! She realized that we are in charge of what we think and what we think about affects how we feel.

Celiac

The purpose of this site is to provide people who have celiac disease and are not aware of it with a means of figuring out what their problem is, and to help those who know they have it to lead more comfortable and healthy lives.

Canvas Tote Bags

Headquartered in Garden Grove, CA, and serving the needs of our customers around the world, BagzDepot focuses on providing high quality products at affordable prices on all our wholesale tote bags and promotional specialty bags.

Der Kompetenzentwickler

Further information on this problem can be found on this homepage, in the practical guide and in the practical guide. Both documents were created in cooperation with the Lower Austrian patient advocacy

Dr. Prem Jagyasi

Times Award-Winning Global Speaker & Trainer with Masterclasses in 65+ countries. Author & Publisher of 50+ Guides & Web Magazines with 5 Million Global Readers.

Day Out with the Kids

Day Out With The Kids – the biggest website for finding family days out in the UK, featuring over 7,000 attractions across the country.

Ener-G Foods

Ener-G Foods’ mission is to deliver the highest quality bread, baked goods, and food for anyone living with dietary restrictions. They are dedicated to producing products that are innovative, safe, nutritious, and tasty. They are dedicated to helping gluten-free people love baked goods again. Check out the home page of their website at https://www.ener-g.com/ for the Ultimate Guide To Gluten-Free Living with tips and tricks for gluten-free eating.

Early Signs of Autism Every Parent Should Know

Education Destination Malaysia

Read about the latest updates, open days and offers from international schools in Malaysia in our News section. Obtain insights into international curricula in Malaysia, international schools fees, as well as other essential information and guides on choosing the right school for your child in our Features section.

Also, be sure to check out our School Finder tool, a comprehensive list of international schools in Malaysia, in the form of an easy-to-use map. Refine your search further by selecting the international curriculum you are interested in, the level of education, boarding availability and your choice of location to find a suitable international school for your child.

Everlief

Everlief is running much of its support online via zoom but where things need to be face to face this is at our new social distancing clinic.

For those families attending Everlief we are asking everyone to wash their hands and we also have alcohol gel.  We are also using both waiting areas to maintain social distancing and have many other measures in place to ensure a safe visit.

Expect a Miracle: Understanding and Living with Autism

This updated version is a continuation of the included first edition (formerly subtitled: A Mother/Son Asperger Journey of Determination and Triumph). In the six years since the original book release, David has experienced additional challenges and young adult milestones which we will address. Also, an exclusive chapter on acclimation to the workplace will largely feature David’s voice.

FeverMates

FeverMates was conceived when our kids were sick with the flu, they were always grumpy, miserable and impossible to manage. Taking their temperature to work out how sick they were was impossible and on one occasion, the battery failed on the digital thermometer.

That’s when we decided there had to be an easier way of monitoring a fever. It took a few months of planning, and working out exactly how we were going to make a product that could be easily and safely used. After deciding on a stick-on product, we made a prototype that passed all relevant product and safety tests, then proceeded to test it on ourselves and our children when we were unwell with the flu. It worked!  We all slept soundly with a fever indicating FeverMates stuck to our foreheads and could read the temperature without having to be woken up!

Also, check out their partner with amazing autism products from there partner here.

Fostering Hope

Welcome to Fostering Hope, an online resource for foster carers and  social workers who are involved in parent-and-child foster care. My name is Lucy November. Having worked as a teenage pregnancy midwife I moved into parent-and-child foster care in 2012 and was keen to get some additional training and meet other foster carers specialising in parent-and-child.

Get Holistic Health

Good Schooling

We strongly believe in the power and importance of homeschooling, and more and more families are coming to the same conclusion as they discover the conventional school system isn’t the best fit for them.

Gravity Kids

Gravity Kids is a therapeutic 10lb weighted blanket and weighted toy, from the company that created the world-famous Gravity Blanket. Gravity Kids provides the same stress-reducing and sleep-enhancing benefits of the Gravity Blanket, but designed in a safe format specifically for children ages 7 and up.

Griffin Occupational Therapy

Griffin Occupational Therapy (GriffinOT) aims to provide affordable, high quality online children’s occupational therapy support for educators and parents.  We are on a mission to ensure that all adults supporting children with additional needs have immediate access to occupational therapy expertise.  We want to make advice on  sensory processing differences  and motor skill delays accessible to everyone.

Health Listed

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The live microorganisms are also not suited for infants, young children, and pregnant women.
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The live microorganisms are also not suited for infants, young children, and pregnant women. Additionally, you will only want to go for products from reputable brands to avoid quality defects and ensure your probiotics aren’t doing you more harm than good.

Health Focus Now

Health Focus Now provides useful tips to help you feel your best, from physical health to eating well, exercise, beauty, and ways to improve mental wellness.

Huggaroo

Huggaroo was born out of a personal need. It was started by two doctors in Nashville, TN, who began tinkering with product design to help their young children sleep, to soothe migraines, to alleviate neck and shoulder muscle tension or pain. In sharing their struggles with other parents, Huggaroo’s founders discovered that the challenges they faced were almost universal and the solutions they had developed for themselves were much needed. In 2016, they decided to step outside of their boxes (a developmental psychologist and a medical doctor by training) and founded Huggaroo so they could share Huggaroo’s products with others.

I Autistic

Created by Singapore’s first autistic advocate in 2005 based on the content that he shared in his talks. Features useful resources such as a complete list of known autism therapies and useful nutritional supplements. Also contains articles with unique insights and views such as the concept of Inclusive Equality and Relational Meaning. A Chinese translation is also available.

If It’s Education

ITS provides a nurturing and stimulating learning environment whereby, through focused individual assistance from experienced tutors, students can achieve their maximum potential and achieve the academic grades necessary to pursue the future they aspire to.

Inclusion Festival

Inclusion Festival began as the nation’s first and only sensory-friendly music and wellness festival designed to include and accommodate individuals with autism and other special needs. Believing the concepts of inclusion are fundamental to all experiences and communities, we have grown to spread inclusion as a state of mind through year-round events, experiences, consultation and training, and our online magazine.

In Edwinstowe

‘In Edwinstowe’ aims to provide the most comprehensive, up to date information about Edwinstowe and its surrounding areas, so if you spot anything that doesn’t look right please get in touch with the details and we’ll amend accordingly.

Intercare Therapy 

We are a family-run, family-focused therapy provider of evidence-based services. Our work is proven to help children and young adults diagnosed with autism and related disorders.

We value compassion, communication and collaboration in our approach to therapy, recognizing and celebrating the individuality of each and every one of our Intercare kids while applying proven, time-tested therapeutic treatment approaches.

MASIS

MASIS strives towards creating more inclusive and equal societies and opportunities for disabled people their carers and families.

MTHFR SUPPORT AUSTRALIA

MTHFR Support Australia is the first dedicated MTHFR clinic in the world and all our practitioners are specialists in this area. They have clinical experience in working with patients of all ages. This includes those with fertility issues, multiple miscarriage, babies, children with autism, ADD, ADHD, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, allergies, asthma, anxiety, depression, addictions, autoimmune conditions, migraines, cardiovascular disease and many more.

NeuroSaber Institute

The NeuroSaber Institute is a company that aims to cause social impact, with the objective to assist parents, teachers and professionals to develop the potential of each child. Owning wide reach on social media, the institute is recognized nationally in Brazil, it had been the theme of newspaper articles and television shows. Apart from other diverse themes, related to neurodevelopmental disorders, the NeuroSaber Institute approaches autism, subject that is mentioned by the founders on the book Mentes Únicas, one of the best sellers in Brazil in this topic. Mentes Únicas received 86% of positive feedback on Amazon, website in which the book is sold. The institute also has on-line courses, in addition to other products that aim to propitiate literacy to children, whether they are typical or atypical.

iPhoneGlance

iPhoneGlance has been revamped but still provides some of the latest tech reviews, app reviews, and more.

We pride ourselves on doing honest unbiased reviews. Join the millions of readers who visit us to get more. Developers reach out to us to get their app seen. Contact us if you want us to work together.

January Moon

January Moon is a full line of contemporary, ultra-durable jewelry, teething tools and feeding accessories that families can enjoy through all stages of life. We pair custom designed combinations of shape, color, and texture with premium, safety tested materials to create design minded products that know how to keep up with life’s adventures.

Karla Akins

Karla Akins is the author of A Pair of Miracles, the story of raising her twin sons with autism.

Akins is also the author of several history books for homeschoolers including O Canada Her Story, Sacagawea, and Jacques Cartier. Her work has also been published in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and she currently writes for Happy Sis Magazine. Her first novel, The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots includes a character with autism.

Kids Cooking Classes

The special needs friendly Kids Cook Real Food eCourse is a great way to teach life skills in the kitchen for ages 2+ at 3 levels. For the higher functioning kids, they have independent cooking classes for ages 8 and up.

Kids N Clicks

Language During Mealtime

Language During Mealtime is a website and podcast created by Becca Eisenberg, Speech Language Pathologist and Certified Autism Specialist. In 2018, she received the award for Communication Advisor from the Autism Parenting Magazine. Her website and podcast provides literacy and language tips for parents and educators in the field of children’s literature. As a parent, she wants to share evidenced based literacy tips for parents when reading aloud to their children. The mission of her website and podcast to promote literacy and provide a language rich and inclusive environment for all children.

Lauren Speech Therapy

She believe that children with Autism are as intelligent as their peers, they just learn differently. After years of using traditional behavioral methods and seeing slow progress, I felt there had to be a better way. And amazingly, there is! I use social and developmental techniques to start at the child’s foundational level. I am now able to answer the questions that parents search for every day: “How can I teach new skills to MY child?” Through group coaching and 1:1 training, I empower parents how to teach their unique child using methods best for their learning style. I strive to give parents the tools to get their children back on the train of typical language and social development. Check out here website: https://laurenspeechtherapy.com/

La Ventana Treatment

To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Leaderonomics

Leaderonomics.com is a platform rich in leadership content and owned by Leaderonomics. Through this platform, we aim to enable everyone across the globe to access leadership insights and trends from an Asian perspective, as well as from a global view through curated content written locally, regionally, and globally.

Lottie

Imagination play is crucial to a child’s development. It can help children with their social skills, their cognitive skills and it can boost creativity. Research has shown that imagination play can be particularly beneficial to autistic children. It can improve their thinking and language skills as they get older.
Let’s take a look at how this type of playtime can help your child develop.

Making Time For Mommy

I started Making Time For Mommy as a way to make time for myself and meet other moms. I hope this blog encourages you to make time for yourself, gives you ideas for family fun, and provides easy tips you can incorporate into your busy life!

Michele Borba

Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. Her practical, research-based advice is culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide. Check out her book here.

Mendability

sensory enrichment therapy is a new program that boosts the plasticity of the brain and helps in areas such as speech development, sensory processing, sleep, attention span, and anxiety. The enrichment activities are done at home by the family and take about 10 minutes, twice a day. The therapy sessions are customized and evolve every two weeks, based on where the participant improves.spe

Metdaan

Minimal FiT

Rob Jackson of Minimal FiT is a Personal Trainer in London, England. His home workouts on YouTube are really helpful for parents who cannot get to the gym and want to exercise at home without any equipment.
Rob has also written about the benefits of CBD oil, which we have written about previously. He is also the owner of PT Pod, independent personal training and massage studio in Canary Wharf, London.

Motherhood: The Real Deal

Bold, authentic and straight-talking – Motherhood: The Real Deal is a digital parenting magazine which publishes honest parenting articles and interviews as well as curated lifestyle updates including travel and leisure, health, beauty and wellbeing and interiors.

Muddy Smiles

Childhood – like it’s meant to be – involves three key ingredients: playtoysmud. That’s why we exclusively write about play, review toys, and suggest a ton of muddy activities for children. Muddy Smiles is a down-to-earth and trusted resource for parents who insist on creating quality moments and lasting childhood memories for their kids. We believe in simplicity and “old time” fun, but we aren’t technophobes, far from it! At Muddy Smiles, we love technology and media. It’s just that we believe it should be balanced with unstructured free play and imaginative role play.

Neurodevelopmental Center

This post tells a real-life story about one girl with autism spectrum disorder and her mom.  It illustrates profound positive consequences for both child and parent from a small shift in perspective and parenting. Describing a day at the beach with one child – Bella – before and after her diagnosis and some parent guidance treatment, it shows how a careful understanding of a child’s responses can guide a parent’s efforts to help grow a child’s capacity for reciprocal social interaction and self-control.

Nurture Pods

Nurture Pods is an intervention centre that works with children with special needs from the age of 3 to 12 years. Our focus is on providing individualized intervention programs catering to different needs of the children at home and in school. The objectives of Nurture Pods is to utilize evidence based best practices to provide special needs children with holistic, comprehensive and effective intervention programs so that they can achieve development to their best ability.

Spectra Blog

Autism from A to Z by Kathy Carter is a practical guide and information resource collating the most popular articles from the www.spectra.blog website. It has been created for families and professionals, and curates the latest thinking, information and first-person insight regarding autism spectrum conditions (also known diagnostically as autism spectrum disorders). The author, a neurodiversity supporter, has extensive personal and familial experience in the field. You can visit her amazing book here.

SwierLaw.com/Autism

Raising a child is challenging. However, for a family with a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, concerns about that child’s future are magnified. Some autistic children will have a higher degree of independence, while others will need special care for a lifetime.
Planning for the future when you have an autistic child can be difficult. However, if you take a strategic approach, you can pave the way toward a successful life for your child.
In The 12 Essential Estate Planning Tips For Families With An Autistic Child, Swier Law Firm’s Estate Planning & Probate Practice Group addresses the unique estate planning challenges faced by families with an autistic child.
 
This Book Will Answer These Questions:
  • Why is estate planning important for you and your autistic child?
  • How do you protect your autistic child’s eligibility for government benefits?
  • What is a Special Needs Trust and why would you want one for your autistic child?
  • Why should you create a Letter of Intent for your autistic child?
  • Should you consider Advance Directives for your autistic child?
  • And more…
This book is a free download however if any of your readers would like to purchase a paperback copy, we are happy to discount our price to $15.50 plus USPS Priority Mail.

The Eating Game

The Eating Game is a visual meal planner designed for independent use by a child of any age and any ability. This will become a daily routine you will wish had sooner! Visit her Facebook Page and  Facebook Group.

The Potential Ability Group

The Potential Ability Group provides Occupational Therapy services across the lifespan with the Evolving Potential department supporting children, young adults, and adults up to the age of 64.

We are ‘committed to supporting ability’ by encouraging participation with meaningful activities and truly believe that all of our clients have the potential to ‘do’ and achieve their goals. We aim to provide high quality, well informed, efficient, community-based therapy service – this means our friendly team of therapists travel to you and complete assessments, support, and/or therapy within the context of your life, no sitting about in waiting rooms or traveling long distances for appointments.

Our team is dedicated to providing sustainable services to both metropolitan and regional areas of South Australia.

We aim to support local communities, not only through expanding the quality health services available but by supporting local organizations, teams, and businesses.

Peace Love Solve

Peace Love Solve Believes in hope. Through our brand, we are determined to make the World a better place. Our apparel is designed with love and compassion. We are committed to inspiring peace, love, kindness, awareness & acceptance.

Por Igual Mas

Por Igual Mas Foundation has created www.porigualmas.org,  the first social network about disabilities and inclusion in Latin America that is accessible thanks to Inclusite, a software that was designed and programmed for it. Por Igual + has the mission to join people with disabilities, families, institutions, communities, and all the people interested in disability. The Foundation works to promote the acknowledgment of PWD, for their empowerment and to promote a space inside society, as a part of it.

Roundabout Dramatherapy

Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy which uses drama related techniques such as storytelling, metaphor, play and movement, improvisation, puppets and music, to support people to understand themselves and make positive changes in their lives.

Simply Home

SimplyHome is a national enabling technology company that has been developing technology solutions for 16 years to support individuals with disabilities in meeting their self-determined goals and gaining greater independence in their homes while ensuring caregiver peace of mind. SimplyHome’s sensor-based systems can adapt over time to support independent living skills while alleviating concerns about cooking safety, medication adherence, and the risk of wandering or falls. Caregivers are notified only when they are needed, promoting the highest level of independence possible for the individual. SimplyHome provides organizations with technology tools, education, and ongoing support to successfully embrace technology and integrate it into their established care model. SimplyHome works directly with self-advocates, families, caregivers, provider organizations, and state and national agencies with the mission to empower independence through innovation

Speech Blubs helps kids speak!

Speech Blubs is a fun app to help develop kids’ speech. Speech Blubs encourages kids to generate new sounds and words, and activities inspire imitation where kids teach kids. The app has proven especially effective with kids on the Autism Spectrum, and for late talkers.

Special Strong

Special Strong provides adapted fitness for special needs children, adolescents, and adults with autism, Down Syndrome, and other disabilities. Through our online training platform, we also provide special needs certification courses for educators, professionals, and parents who want to learn how to adapt fitness to serve the special needs population. Fitness franchise opportunities are available.

Video modelling (VM) is a science-based method that consists of a video recording of a child “expert” performing a targeted behavior. Users observe them, triggering their ‘mirror neurons,’ which then starts the imitation process.  This method was originally used for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our speech and language pathologists (SLPs) confirm that VM works wonders with speech development.

Our website is an amazing resource providing access to our network of speech therapists, and our blog section offers lots of practical information for dealing with ASD, late talkers, speech therapy at home, and much, much more.

Smart Parent Advice

We started Smart Parent Advice as a trusted resource for mothers and fathers. While there is no shortage of parenting information on the Internet these days, this vast amount of information can be overwhelming. What’s more, if you type in a simple question into a search bar, you might find dozens of different answers and it can be hard to know which one is best.

Sprout Therapy

Sprout Therapy is a national, technology-forward provider of in home and online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. Sprout Therapy’s online Learning Studio provides a comprehensive library of educational resources for families, individuals and professionals.

Tech Ed 4 Kids

Natalie Packer

Natalie is an Independent Education Consultant, specializing in SEND and school improvement. She develops and delivers a wide range of training and support to schools, multi-academy trusts, and other organizations. Natalie is a consultant governor for a large 4-18 school in Dubai and a trustee of Learn-AT multi-academy trust in the East Midlands. She is a member of Nasen’s 0-11 Advisory Group and also supports the Whole School SEND review process. Natalie is the author of The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher’s Guide to SEN.

You can contact her on email here, website, Twitter

Lets Chat Autism

An organization that advocates for equal opportunity employment for adults who are living with autism. They believed that everyone should have the same chances to earn a living and find satisfaction in a job well done.

Peak Potential Therapy

Effective Therapies for children with Autism and Special Needs. Peak Potential Therapy aids in a child’s ability to independently and successfully function and communicate. Peak Potential Therapy’s mission is the help each client reach his or her “peak” potential. Call (330) 405-8776 or email them today to schedule your personalized evaluation.

Penki Pojūčiai

Penki pojūčiai is a social business working with families that have children with developmental disorders. The business is a sole provider of the Sensory Box sensory equipment and manufacturer of tailored weighted clothing designed and made in Lithuania. Penki pojūčiai therapy center is one of the first holistic therapy center in Lithuania.

Quick Tips: Preparing Your Child for a Haircut

Haircuts can be stressful for anyone: you want to stick to your regular barber or hairdresser, you worry it won’t come out looking like your last one, and you jokingly hope your ear won’t get snipped.

SmileTutor

SmileTutor is the industry-leading tuition agency that delivers an unparalleled level of service. With the industry’s most comprehensive tutor database and experienced coordinators, our services help parents, students, and tutors find each other more Efficiently, Effectively, and Easily.

Tankarium.com

Owning an aquarium means much more than buying pretty fish and throwing them in a bowl of water. Caring for your fish’s habitat requires an investment larger than just buying them food. That’s why aquarium lights have grown so much in popularity.

The Lived Experience of Autism

Unique and powerful insights on the reality of life as an autistic person from the CEO of The Transforming Autism Project.

Readers Digest

Launched in 1922, Reader’s Digest has built 90 years of trust with a loyal audience and has become the largest circulating magazine in the world

The Beautiful Reality of Autism

A distinctive and empowering perspective on autism, as proposed by Transforming Autism.

We The Parents

Weighted Blankets Guide

Wendy, founder and editor of Weighted Blanket Guides Magazine, a single mother, personally affected with her family by ASD and Insomnia, is a great advocate of raising awareness, treatments and remedies for these diverse conditions that manifests themselves in infinitely different ways.

What it’s like to be A Parent to A Special Needs Child

When you become a parent, you don’t sit around wondering if your child will have special needs. As your belly grows, you wonder if your baby will look like mommy or daddy, what their disposition will be like, and other things that stay along the line of all positive.

What To Look for in Your Child’s Autism Assessment

Determining when and where to get an assessment for autism can be a daunting task for parents. Time, money, and finding a clinician trained in autism assessment in your area are all things that have to be considered.

Luckily, experts in autism have devoted extensive time to help determine the best procedures for providing a valid autism diagnosis.

Your Family Clinic

Inclusive Solutions

Colin Newton and Derek Wilson are Co-founders and Directors of Inclusive Solutions. Together they have a combined experience of over 65 years of experience as educational psychologists working across the UK.

Together they have written several books such as Creating Circles of Friends, Circles of Adults, Restorative Solutions, Keys to Inclusion and Person Centred Planning Together. Inclusive Solutions is also a small publishing house and has published a number of books for other leading internationally renowned inclusive authors including Incurably Human, Taking the Time, Seeing the Charade, Quiet Riot and Dear Parents.

LabRoots

LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, offering top scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities.

Full Spectrum Farms

Full Spectrum Farms is focused on helping individuals with ASD become functioning members of the community. In order to accomplish this goal they provide several opportunities for individuals with ASD to learn and grow in a safe and familiar setting.

The Autism Page

Meet Jade, a 37-years old mom of two boys. Based in the West Country between Bristol and Bath, she shares valuable information & resources regarding the world of autism especially that her eldest was diagnosed too.

Independent With Autism

At Independent With Autism, they use ABA, Social Thinking, TEACCH, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. They utilize a variety of methods to help those with Autism live productive lives, per the needs of the individual, the business, school, and/or team working with them.

5 ways to use essential oils in every day

Read this well written and researched study by Jenne regarding the different ways to use essential oils every day. Add her blog regarding mild signs of depression on your daily routine also here.

Goodnet

Goodnet connects people around the world with opportunities for doing good – it’s that simple. Since Shari Arison founded Goodnet in 2011, our writers and editors have eyes and ears across the world of good doing – from volunteering, charity work, microfunding and creativity to green tech, water conservation, collaborative consumption and mindful living. It’s a network that empowers users to independently take positive action and amplify their goodness – anytime, anywhere and in the field of interest closest to their hearts.

Good Play Guide

An expert team of professionals, who are proud of their deep understanding of children, and passionate about the importance of play in healthy childhoods. We go above and beyond to champion great children’s products using our wide range of skills to make a difference. Whether that is to shout about products in the media, design user testing to help you turn good ideas into great products or share our knowledge and passion with our audience. They will be having a Play At Home Fest on Sat 29th – www.playathomefest.com  If you register for free tickets you will get a fabulous free activity pack too.

How to Brush Your Teeth: For Kids

This article from askthedentist.com shows both when and how to brush your kid’s teeth (correctly, that is). But even more importantly, it’ll talk about the way to instill brushing in your child’s mind as a fun, lifelong habit.

Paradiso Insurance

Shayla’s Voice

Shayla`s Voice is a non-profit organization created to help special needs families find the right services for their loved ones through the collective reviewing of services offered to the special needs community. Through this platform, families can share their own personal experiences on the services they’ve used in order to encourage the right level of services for other families in the community. Essentially, Shayla`s Voice hopes to help special needs families find the right services for their loved ones, one review at a time.

Specialist Autism Services

Attend their Autism Conference A Multi-Dimensional Approach 2019. During the conference, you will have the opportunity to listen to renowned speakers from academia, healthcare, the criminal justice system and those with a lived experience of autism.

Swim Angel Fish

Our program addresses three pillars- We do Aquatic Therapy, Adaptive Swim Lessons and Online training.  The Online training offers free educational webinars, therapy courses and our Swim Whisperer Certification for teaching adaptive swimming. Our online training gives swim instructors, and aquatic professionals the tools they need to assess and identify the underlying problem swimmers with special needs are facing when learning to swim.  We then give you the strategies to implement to overcome these obstacles and achieve swim success.  You can also visit their free webinars here and also their awesome article here.

The Busy Papa

A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils

You probably have heard of these things called essential oils from friends and family on social media. They are these dark bottles of oils that are compounds extracted from plants. It’s often used by alternative medicine and naturopaths. These oils are said to have physical and psychological benefits.

Aim High School

Big Apple Oranges – The resource for NYC special needs children and their families

Why the name ‘Big Apple Oranges’? Well, Big Apple refers to New York City and this guide is for families with special needs children in the 5 boroughs (although the laws and regulations are state-wide). The orange, like the apple, is a delicious, nutritious, healthy fruit – only different than the ‘big’ apple. So are our children – sentient, loving, unique individuals – only different.

(Big Apple Oranges is NOT an agency, company, or business entity. It IS a resource for families of children with special needs. This resource directs YOU to find out the information to help your child.)

Cambridge House Education

We are a family owned business based near Tonbridge in Kent. A small team led by husband and wife Bruce and Nicky Williams take their inspiration from Nicky,  a dyslexic herself, who has taught and tutored dyslexia and dyscalculia for 15+ years.  Bruce looks after the business side of things, Nicky the resources; selecting and searching out Cambridge House’s range.

The company itself has been in business for more than 20 years under the stewardships of two previous owners. Bruce and Nicky took over the running of it in early 2015. Their ambition is to grow the business but with a clear vision that our 5,000+ customers in the UK and in many other countries around the world want a supplier who can provide a wide range of special needs resources that they can be confident have been selected for a good reason; they work.

Allure Bath Fashions

Allure Bath Fashions provides a distinctive and broad range of beautifully designed bath mats and towels.

Our brand is our promise to consumers, a commitment to providing helpful information as well as unique, practical and beautiful products that make every day more meaningful.

We supply top quality home textiles to UK and Irish retailers on the high street.

Autism Life Span Homes

These residential homes licensed by the California Department of Health Services can provide intermediate care habilitation services to teens and young adults who have been diagnosed with autism and or related developmental disabilities.

Ahway Island

On Ahway Island, your child experiences an inclusive world. Their mission is to help all kids accept, appreciate, and love all their beautiful differences, in both themselves and others.

Mewsic Moves

Meet a Music Therapist who provides parents, educators and therapists with educational and helpful tools on supporting children with special needs.

Autism Web

A community of parents interested in autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Asperger syndrome.

The Art of Autism

Raising awareness of the importance of the arts as viable tools for learning, growth and expression; especially for autistic artists and their valuable contributions to the world.

Rareshare

Smart Sitting

Together, we’re an inspired collective of child care experts, former and current babysitters and nannies, educators, and parents. We’ve spent the past ten years navigating the very unique experience of raising children in New York City! It’s our belief that not much “sitting” actually happens when you’re in the hands of a great babysitter or nanny, and that educational moments, engaging play, and thoughtful conversation at every age are an integral part of raising the next generation of amazing human beings.

Special Needs Atlanta

We will work with you to help you determine what’s important to you in your life.  Together, we’ll create a roadmap to take you where you want to be.  You can count on us to be your guide; to work with you in concert with your other advisors to meet your objectives.

Senses Cultural Academy of Health

The Senses Cultural Academy of Health provides culturally appropriate information and guidance to Middle Eastern parents, caregivers and professionals working with children who have special developmental needs.

Stim Sensory

StimSensory is currently a one person show. I started StimSensory after becoming frustrated with the lack of affordable stim toys aimed at adults available in the UK. I found that most of the options available were designed for children, and were often large, cumbersome items for sensory rooms instead of day to day stimming. I decided to start StimSensory so that adults could access stim toys that were chosen with them in mind.

Every non-autistic person is different, and the same applies to autistic people. So we should not expect everyone’s stimming needs and wants to be the same. StimSensory offers stim toys for every sense, to try to fill the gap in stim toys and provide stim toys for everyone.

Kids Parties

Find magicians, clowns, princesses, face painters, party places and more! Actually, you can choose from over 120 different cool party entertainer categories in your state!

Best Essential Oils: A Brand Guide

According to reviews, the brands of essential oils listed below are the leading creators in the business.

The Secret to Successfully Parenting Autistic Children

All decent parents want their children to succeed – to see them happy and fulfilled in the lives they’ve chosen – and before they’re born, we often assume our children will have the same desires to create roughly the same kind of life as everybody else. When a child is autistic however, their parents become aware, long before any diagnosis takes place, that sometimes this simply isn’t the case.

Autism in Museums

Autism in Museums is a new initiative to raise awareness of accessibility for all in museums. Which lists early openings, relaxed events, and programmes for visitors with addition need including autism.

Future Fitouts

Founded in 2010, Future Fitouts has continually delivered quality offices, shops, industrial warehouses and commercial spaces for a range of clients across a variety of industries.

Pentagon Play

They design, make and install outstanding playground products for outdoor learning, play, and sports in schools and nurseries. From one-off areas to a full-scale playground redevelopment, they can create outdoor spaces to suit your school’s needs and budget.

If you’re searching for ideas and inspiration to improve your outdoor provision, they’re here to help.

Howtopottytrain.com

How to Potty Train’s was developed by busy working Mum and potty training Expert Jude Hough. Having worked with health professionals and thousands of parents and children over the last twelve years she has a trusted system to help you get Potty Trained successfully and all you need to know when things go wrong. Find her on Facebook too where she coaches and supports parents in her free How To Potty Train group.

Meet Dr. Diana Wright

She overcomes domestic and spousal abuse, poverty, hunger, lack of education, and being a divorced mother with a small child to becoming a valued, wealthy, highly-educated, owner and president of a nationwide travel nurse company that is one of the largest in the US. She has grown her company from running it herself to where it is today.

Top8homeremedies.com

Our site was founded in March 2018 with the mission to have a blog with the longest home remedy articles on the Internet. Along with writing home remedy articles, they also write articles on a variety of other subjects, including health benefits of various foods and common home remedy supplies; “How To” articles; a series of Do-it-yourself articles on how to make your own cosmetics, skincare products, and more; diet and exercise articles; home remedies for pets, and even just some general information articles.

All In

All In is a platform for caregivers of persons with special needs. This is their Autism Go-To Guide, a compilation of topics to help you with the process of caring for a child with autism.

Molis

They work in the psychological and educational fields of counseling, therapy, treatment and support specializing in autism, ADHD and particularly sensitive people and accompanying disorders such as depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, sleep problems and self-harm. In addition, they work with a wide range of issues and issues, such as loneliness, low self-esteem, school refusal and screen dependence related to autism and ADHD.

Leann Forst, MBA, CHC | Health Coach, Consultant, Author & Speaker

Leann Forst is a holistic health practitioner and certified essential oils coach, providing education on natural solutions for optimal health.

7 Signs of Autism you should Never Ignore

Read on to see this list of 7 signs of autism you should never ignore… Disengagement. My son was a wonderful baby. If you had told me at 6 months of age that he would be diagnosed as severely autistic 12 months later I would have told you that you were crazy.

Tips for Preparing for Your Child with Autism’s First Dental Appointment

Going to the dentist for the first time can be overwhelming for any child. There are many sensory elements at the dentist’s office. These include loud noises, bright lights, new tastes, and smells. While nerves usually go away the more a child visits the dentist, these sensory issues can be much harder for children with autism in the United Kingdom.

The Classroom

The Classroom, a great list of resources for parents, teachers, and students to understand Autism.

AUTISM and Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to support the wisdom of our bodies. As a natural component of the world’s health care toolbox, they support our bodies naturally, when used properly.

Go Au Pair

Go Au Pair has been providing quality, child care for over 30 years. Beginning as a nanny company in 1984, Go Au Pair soon expanded to include Au Pairs and was one of the original Au Pair Program sponsors designated by the Department of State in 1989. Go Au Pair has representatives in over 50 countries on 6 different continents and in over 65 American cities with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

UK Autism Resources

ABLEize offers a comprehensive and trusted selection of autistic spectrum disorder resources in the UK including national autism charities, support services and information sites. ABLEize, the UK’s largest disability directory.

When Women Inspire

Are you looking for inspiration? Hope? Do you want to learn about how women are changing the world every single day? Then you’ve come to the right place!

The Well-Intended

The Well-Intended is a wellness blog and professional coaching service that motivates women and men – especially those in stressful corporate positions – to improve their quality of life by discovering a healthier, more balanced mind, body and spirit achieved by leveraging tools and techniques for better nutrition, detox, exercise, sleep, self-care and other helpful well-being related guidance.

Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust provides a range of specialist outreach services locally, regionally and nationally, including support to build capacity and specialism around particular areas of needs, therapeutic services, and training and professional development.

Weight Blankets For Adults and Children

Mela Comfort have created a high quality weighted therapy blanket, that is designed to provide warmth and a gentle pressure on the body, similar to the feeling of being held or hugged, that helps the body relax and improves sleep. Weighted blankets are great for both children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Ian Trottier

A Miami based weekly radio program hosted by Mr. Trottier. Independent. Unfiltered. Live and Unbiased.

Wednesdays. 5pmET. Click Why?

eLearning.net

eLearning.net develops custom online training programs spanning a wide range of clients and subjects, including training for caregivers and family members who support children with various special needs.

Tampoppo

Tampoppo is an autism resource website for Japanese families living mainly in BC, Canada, the only kind found throughout Canada. It includes basic information on autism (characteristics, diagnose standard, classification, history, risk factors, treatment, etc), comparison of the environments of people with disabilities in Japan and Canada (human rights law, assessment, child care system, special education, medical system, subsidies/support, employment, etc).

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