Great Back-to-School Strategies

What's in this issue?

So, are you ready? Does your child’s back-to-school checklist seem incredibly long this year? New clothes, backpack, lunchbox, water bottle, 3-ring binders, planner…the list seems to go on and on. And when a child is on the autism spectrum, this checklist can seem overwhelming with additional responsibilities. Your child will need the tools to transition to a new environment with potentially different rules and expectations. You will need focus on coordinating appropriate education plans, make sure they are followed, and schedule therapies. Then there are social skills and verbal skills to be strengthened…where do you begin? Please don’t stress—we understand the challenges families face every day and have put together an issue packed with the tools to assist you and your child in making a smooth transition.

Featured in this issue:

  • Starting the School Day Off Right on the Bus With Special Needs
  • Best Ways to Help Kids Build Social and Verbal Skills
  • How to Prepare Now for a Successful IEP for Your Child
  • Why It's Important to Create a Sensory-Friendly Classroom
  • How to Help Your Child With Autism Get to Sleep
  • How Can I Best Prepare for an ABA Therapist in My Home?
  • Help: My Grandson With Autism Has Meltdowns Every Day!
  • How to Combat Negative Thoughts and Find Happiness With ASD
  • Parent’s Survival Guide to Autism Diagnosis and Treatment
  • How to Keep Children With Toileting Delay Comfortable at School
  • How to Talk About Death With ASD Children
  • The Pros and Cons of Screen Time for Kids with ASD
  • Top Ways to Plan for Your Special Needs Child's Future
  • How Can I Help My ASD Child Better Control Tantrums?
  • Effective Ways You Can Assess and Teach Social Skills
  • Jacob's Loving Journey Toward Adulthood With Special Needs
  • The Value of Confidence With Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Being Prepared With ASD: My Son is Contagious
  • Perception Matters: The Interesting Impact of Autism on Marriage
  • Poetry Corner: The Monster Called Meltdown
  • ASD Marketplace
    Memory Ties End Tying Woes for Struggling Learners
  • What's New on the Bookshelf?
    New Book Reminds Special Needs Parents They Are Not Alone
  • An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Kiedra Hinkle-Tyson
  • Autism Warrior: Gemma Bryan
    Amazing Mom Raises ASD Acceptance With Bears and Blogging
  • Young Girls Create Free App to Help Special Needs Kids Define Emergencies
  • One Mom’s Personal Autism Journey from Denial to Acceptance: The “A” Word is Not a Dirty Word
  • While Special Needs Technology Advances, Cuts May Be Made to Medicaid