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5 Special Things You Might Not Know About Autism

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Autism is a very complicated subject, impossible to explain with any real depth in a single book or especially in one short blog post. The spectrum means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and there’s a whole lot to learn about it. In my eyes, though, there are a few […]

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Outstanding Tips You’ll Love for Therapy On The Run

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Every parent’s goal is to have their child generalize the things they learn in therapy to their everyday lives, but that’s exactly the problem, the learning occurs in therapy and then we all go back to our everyday lives.  All too often there is no crossover.  Instead, there is the illusion that therapy needs to […]

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Pets Can Make all the Difference in the World of Autism

Recently, a mom was crying to me that her son has autism. I know that “I just got soccer punched in the gut” feeling after the doc says my children are “on the spectrum.”  I listened to all her heart’s concerns and comments with the autism diagnosis. When she was finished I said to her, […]

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Autism – The Silent Ruler

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I struggle to fit in with some children at school, I don’t really know if this should be the rule? I understand I’m different at times but I still have feelings and I want to be kind, “Just calm yourself down love give your arms a wee rest,” my dear sweet mum, she’s doing her […]

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Workplace Opportunities For All People On The Spectrum

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If you are the parent of a teenager with autism you may have already begun to think about what adulthood will bring for your child with respect to viable living options, access to necessary services and social opportunities. If you are the parent of a “high-functioning” teen, you may allow yourself to picture a future […]

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Brain Balance Takes a Look at the Challenge of Sensory Processing Disorder

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“I can’t wear those jeans!” “No, I won’t eat mashed potatoes!” “Agh, don’t make me touch that!” These statements and tantrums are often how Sensory Processing Disorder shows itself in a child.   Sensory processing is the brain’s recognition of receptor (eyes, nose, skin, taste, vestibular, etc.) driven input, and the interpretation, integration, and prioritizing of […]

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Living Autism Day By Day – A Focus on Family Strength

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Like any parent, my initial reaction to the autism diagnosis of my son John left me stunned and, for a moment, confused. It was not my first foray with having a special needs child though, as my eldest has Tourette’s. But all the same, the first blow left me breathless. This was an entirely new […]

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New Ways to Be Happy and Healthy While Parenting an ASD Child

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Parenting a child on the autism spectrum can be very rewarding, however, it also comes with unique challenges. Some of the unique differences that parenting a child on the spectrum can bring are feelings of isolation due to anti-social behaviors that are often extreme and aggressive; the need for constant routine and daily repetitive tasks; […]

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Successfully Securing Your Special Needs Child’s Care for Life

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Question: I am a 75-year-old Dad of a daughter with autism. My daughter has her own car and is quite independent.  She lives with me and we just moved closer to my son so that when I die my daughter could stay in this new house, and my son could help her.  She really only […]

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Trehalose: The Promising Supplement You’ve Never Heard About

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We are always looking for something new and something better. What’s the newest invention? What’s the newest discovery? Where’s the answer that’s going to change my world! It’s that constant and never ending hope that propels our search. The need for 100% is necessary. While we should always have gratitude for the things we have, […]

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