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5 Primary Tools for Communicative Play with Your Special Needs Child

5 Primary Tools for Communicative Play with Your Special Needs Child

How can we best communicate with our children?  The answer is always their preferred choice of play.  Below you will find a breakdown of the 5 primary tools for communicative play outlined in the pages of Solitary Genius: Discovering the Gifted Child Within. Solitary Genius is a memoir that touches upon the many complexities of communication… Continue Reading

The Value of Homeschooling Your Child with Autism Now

The Value of Homeschooling Your Child with Autism Now

As more children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), more parents are looking for alternative forms of education for their children. Any parent with a child on the autism spectrum knows that traditional education models can be challenging for children with ASD. Private programs tend to be economically exorbitant and public school special needs… Continue Reading

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

Fueling your Child’s Passion: An Educator’s Look at The Spark

Fueling your Child’s Passion: An Educator’s Look at The Spark

The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius, by Kristine Barnett, recounts her story as a mother of a child diagnosed with Asperger’s. Kristine narrates how she “lost” her son Jake to autism and her family’s journey to get him back. Jake worked with experts at home and in school, but progress was lacking, and… Continue Reading

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