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Exciting Ways Sound and Music Can Help Your Child’s Development

Exciting Ways Sound and Music Can Help Your Child’s Development

Autism is a wide, all-encompassing term that covers a variety of conditions, most of which include a difficulty in connecting with others through communication and relationship skills.  First diagnosed in 1943 by the pioneering psychiatrist Leo Kanner, autism has been studied for over half a century, with researchers continuously discovering new methods to help care… Continue Reading

5 Valuable Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Enjoy Relationships

5 Valuable Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Enjoy Relationships

  Parents of children on the spectrum are often challenged to help their kids find (and keep) friends, mentors, and (even) romance.  Mostly, helping kids with ASD learn how to make meaningful connections is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants experiment, depending on your particular child’s skills, interests, and challenges. Caring for my daughter Samantha, who had limited language… Continue Reading

Ways to Develop a Positive Sense of Self and Relationships on the Spectrum

Ways to Develop a Positive Sense of Self and Relationships on the Spectrum

An interview with Dr. Tony Attwood, Ph.D. AS/ASD expert In a previous article for Autism Parenting Magazine, I addressed erasing the prejudice of violence associated with individuals on the autism spectrum.  Although it is important to erase that growing prejudice, I mentioned that it would be negligent not to discuss the possibility of special interests… Continue Reading