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Special Needs Kids Won’t Miss Out with the National Inclusion Project

Special Needs Kids Won’t Miss Out with the National Inclusion Project

The National Inclusion Project has created a model that builds inclusive friendships for all children, called the Science of Friendship Method.  The Science of Friendship Method is a step-by-step guide, which helps adults help children of all abilities make connections and build friendships. The desire to connect with others is a basic human one, but… Continue Reading

The Benefits of Pets with Autism: Maria’s Birds Heal Her Spirit

The Benefits of Pets with Autism: Maria’s Birds Heal Her Spirit

A friend’s teen daughter who has high functioning autism enjoys her bird pets. She is aware of their heartbeats and she notices their beautiful eyelashes. Most wouldn’t see these special elements of birds. Maria’s sensitivity is an amazing gift and her caring for all animals is inspiring. Animals are great healers for many children, especially… Continue Reading

Best Ways to Explain Your ASD Child’s Needs to Teachers

Best Ways to Explain Your ASD Child’s Needs to Teachers

When it comes to autism, there can be many misconceptions and misunderstandings in the classroom environment. Sometimes, parents of children with autism in mainstream settings are blamed for their child’s unusual behaviors; teachers may not accept that behaviors they are seeing are typical of autism. This is probably because autism isn’t always apparent when a… Continue Reading

Valuable New Guide Helps Parents Better Understand Autism and Hand Skills From Flapping to Function

Valuable New Guide Helps Parents Better Understand Autism and Hand Skills From Flapping to Function

From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Hand Skills explains why many children, as well as adults with autism, do not use their hands in a functional manner. Flapping the hands and lining up small items often replace natural fine motor experiences that are important for the development of hand skills. Readers… Continue Reading

Doctor Makes Great Strides with Unique Treatment for Autism

Doctor Makes Great Strides with Unique Treatment for Autism

Significant overall improvements often occur in those with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by medically treating their coexisting inner-ear/cerebellar-determined (dyslexia or learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety related) symptoms with inner-ear-improving medications. Despite significant scientific advances, we currently do not know the primary cause(s) and cure of autism. Thus a… Continue Reading