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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

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!… Continue Reading

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

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… Continue Reading

Top Ways a Gluten Free Diet  Can Help Kids with Autism

Top Ways a Gluten Free Diet  Can Help Kids with Autism

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,… Continue Reading

Autism Therapies and Solutions – The Ultimate Guide

Autism Therapies and Solutions – The Ultimate Guide

An exclusive Autism Parenting Magazine guide Finding the best method for treating autism is often a challenge for the loved ones of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Because no two people with ASD are exactly the same, it’s vital to choose a method of treatment and therapy and an intervention plan that… Continue Reading