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The Value of the Personal Trainer

The Value of the Personal Trainer https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/value-of-the-personal-trainer/

On the pathway to adopting a healthy lifestyle, the exercise experience contains valuable opportunities for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to practice adaptive communication and socialization skills. To ensure a safe, enjoyable fitness experience, parents and caregivers may consider accessing the services of a certified personal trainer (CPT). Depending upon the individual’s level of […]

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The Need to Grow – Advice on Changing your ASD Child’s Relationship with Food

The Need to Grow - Advice on Changing your ASD Child's Relationship with Food : https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/changing-asd-child-relationship-with-food

My 12-year-old boy, Henry, an Aspie, has always had a difficult relationship with food.  He finds fruits and vegetables with mixed textures and tastes challenging.  Bright colors and strong flavors usually come armed with hidden unpleasant surprises like pips and plastic skin encasing wedges of acidic mini-pillows that involuntarily explode – and that’s just oranges! […]

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Ways a Healthy Diet Can Help A Special Needs Child’s Brain Development

Ways a Healthy Diet Can Help a Special Needs Child's Brain Development https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/healthy-diet-helps-autism-brain-development

Proper nutrition paves the way for development, eliminating barriers and promoting growth. By being selective and deliberate in the foods your child eats, you can help improve his/her brain development and behavior. Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit most from organic diets. This type of diet features fewer toxins, making it easier for […]

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Top Ways a Gluten Free Diet Can Help Kids with Autism

Hot Off the Press! Top Ways a Gluten Free Diet Can Help Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gluten-free-diet-can-help

Recent clinical trials looking at gluten-free diets for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are showing benefits worth considering. Typical indicators of autism spectrum in children may include delayed speech, lack of eye contact, impaired or non-present social skills, shyness, obsessive-type behaviors, delayed gross or fine motor skills, sensory integration issues (sound and touch sensitivity, […]

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