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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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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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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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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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Helping Your Autistic Child Soar — An Exclusive Interview with Temple Grandin

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Temple Grandin warmly recalls her days spent as a young girl growing up the youngest of three children.  As she affectionately describes the countless hours she spent outside experimenting with balsa wood toy gliders and reconfiguring kites for test runs behind her bicycle, Grandin paints a charming picture of life during simpler times. “I used […]

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A Quick Look at ASD Literary Finds

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We have uncovered two newly-published books that provide a perfect fit for both parents and children during the back-to-school timeframe.  For a child experiencing anxiety, we are highlighting a lovely picture book by author Annette Rivlin-Gutman that encourages children to find their inner calm.  Parents and caregivers of children on the spectrum are sure to […]

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Issue 39 – Working Together to Communicate Better

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  Dear Readers, Communication can be tough. As we all know, many children diagnosed with autism have a more difficult time developing the language skills they need at first. Nonverbal communication, such as eye contact, hand gestures and facial expressions, can especially be a challenge. While many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) develop communication […]

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