Tag Archives for " safety "

Benefits and Uses of Weighted Vest for Autism

Benefits and Uses of Weighted Vest for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/weighted-vest-benefits-for-autism/

What is a weighted vest? A weighted vest is a garment worn over clothing with extra weight added within the vest. This is done either by using heavy fabric or filling the vest’s pockets with weighted objects such as steel bars or sandbags. It is designed to add between five to ten percent of a […]

Continue reading

5 Myths About Girls With Asperger’s and Social Groups

5 Myths About Girls With Asperger’s and Social Groups https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/myths-about-girls-aspergers-group/

Think you know about girls on the autism spectrum? Well, think again. Here are five myths you may have heard about that need to be reconsidered when we think about girls who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (AS), “mild autism,” or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) level 1. This information comes from original research done […]

Continue reading

Dating and Special Needs: Are You Ready?

Dating and Special Needs: Are You Ready? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ready-for-dating-special-needs/

Most parents of teens tell me they are not ready for their baby to date!  No question, their teens are curious, developing sexually in a typical manner (thank you, puberty), wondering/anxious about dating, and are truly considering the possibility of dating.  Before we get to the horrors and anxieties of dating, let’s recall some of […]

Continue reading

Ways to Keep Your Child with Autism Safe at Holiday Time

Ways to Keep Your Child with Autism Safe at Holiday Time http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/keep-autism-child-safe-on-holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time for family and friends— a chance to create some great memories.  Unfortunately, for many families living with a child with autism, it can also be a tremendous source of stress because parents may need to be extra vigilant to keep their child(ren) safe. There are changes in […]

Continue reading

Ways to Make Your Home Supportive for Kids With Special Needs

Ways to Make Your Home Supportive for Kids With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/make-your-home-comfortable-for-spectrum/

Autism not only affects one individual but an entire family in many different ways. When someone you care about is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it’s essential to turn your home into an autism-friendly space. Designing a home to be more compatible starts by accommodating specific interests taking into account safety and sensory needs. […]

Continue reading

Special Needs and Safety: Ways to Keep Kids Protected

Special Needs and Safety: Ways to Keep Kids Protected http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-safety-ways-to-keep-kids-protected

We’ve all heard of “baby-proofing,” wearing a helmet, looking “both ways,” or even putting a gate around the pool. These actions are pretty standard and aren’t usually too difficult.  When it comes to ensuring the safety of our children with special needs or disabilities, this can take more thought, consideration, and perhaps some in-depth teaching. […]

Continue reading

Easy Ways to Help your Child with ASD Handle Disappointment

Easy Ways to Help your Child with ASD Handle Disappointment http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/easy-ways-to-handle-asd-disappointment

Disappointment is all around us, unfortunately.  It is not something that we can avoid.  How it is manifested in our lives is unique to each person.  We cannot always have what we want, when we want it.  As a parent, we often do things to help our children avoid experiencing disappointment, but there will be […]

Continue reading

Family Emergency Preparedness with Special Needs

Family Emergency Preparedness with Special Needs http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/family-emergency-preparedness-autism

All parents are natural planners. As the parent of a child with a disability and a professional who assists communities and emergency planners with inclusive emergency plans, I know how much more critical emergency planning is for individuals with disabilities.   My daughter has the Angelman syndrome, a rare condition that limits her independence. I’m […]

Continue reading

The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism

The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/stop-criminalizing-autism/

Behavioral experts say one of the key things teachers should know when dealing with a child on the autism spectrum is to not take that child’s seemingly rude or aggressive behavior personally.  Just as with any child, they say, various circumstances can trigger special needs children to express enjoyment, anger, sadness, as well as any […]

Continue reading

Issue 73 – Amazing Ways To Support Autism

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Easy Ways to Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-Modeling Learn simple ways to teach social skills using an innovative tool known as Video Self-Modeling. Melissa M. Root, PhD Special Needs and Safety: Ways To Keep Kids Protected Follow a three-step approach to preventing accidents or […]

Continue reading