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Help: My Child With Special Needs Struggles With Bowel Movements

Help: My Child With Special Needs Struggles With Bowel Movements https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-struggles-bowel-movements/

Question: I have a nine-year-old who is not using the toilet to open his bowels. He can take himself to the toilet to urinate but is having constipation issues. He has been on a laxative for three weeks, and the continence nurse has encouraged us to put him back in nappies during this time. . […]

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Why Some Kids With ASD Won’t Eat And How to Get Help

Why Some Kids With ASD Won’t Eat And How to Get Help https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/some-kids-asd-wont-eat/

The phrase “picky eating” is often misused when describing the eating habits of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This over generalized term more accurately describes a toddler who has a strong opinion about what they want for dinner; not a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with significant food refusal. As a parent of […]

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HELP: Why Does My Child With Autism Flap His Hands?

HELP: Why Does My Child With Autism Flap His Hands? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-with-autism-flap-hands/

Is it better to let a child with autism flap his hands or should you stop it?– Jane Dear Jane, This a good question an one I’ve been asked many times about as an occupational therapist because many people consider it to be “self-stimming” and “sensory” in nature. This is possible, but as with any […]

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Issue 26 – A Season of Peace

Dear Readers, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Everywhere you go… The excitement has begun. From crowded stores with festive music and lights to jam-packed streets, the very preparation for the holidays can be overwhelming. If you can find a way to prevent it all from becoming too demanding for your family, there […]

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