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DIY Crafts: Weighted Teddy Bear

During the last years, weighted stuffed animals and blankets have gained a lot of popularity among the autistic community. The reason behind this is the fact that they offer a lot of therapeutical benefits that range from better sleep to decreased anxiety and restlessness among others. Today, we will help you save a considerable amount…

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Benefits of Sleeping With Weighted Blankets

Are weighted blankets really worth the investment? Overview Weighted blankets are heavier than the kinds of blankets people usually buy. They typically weigh anywhere from 4 to 30 pounds, making them heavier than the average comforter or down quilt. For many people who have disorders such as anxiety, insomnia, or autism, weighted blankets may provide…

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Online School: Helping Children Stay Focused

Most parents come to us complaining that keeping children focused during online school has become a challenge. However,  with some tips, tools, and strategies, you can help your children stay focused during online school while improving their attention and concentration!  Identifying Challenges Identifying what is hard for your child is the first step towards online…

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Can Autism Be Cured?

For most families, receiving an autism diagnosis can be overwhelming. Lots of questions, and wonder.  Almost every parent in the spectrum has asked us, “Is there a cure for autism?”, “What can I do to ease the symptoms?”, “What is the best therapy?”.  Today, our medical team will answer all your questions in our blog…

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Helping a Sensory-Seeking Child When You Can’t Afford Therapy

Sensory seeking behaviors can be a common threat for children with autism. Up to 70–96 percent of them have some difficulties with sensory processing.  Sensory processing disorders can manifest as a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. It can manifest in the form…

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Keeping Your Children Busy When You’re Stuck at Home

Quarantine is officially on and it will continue until at least June 30th. This represents that your children will be at home for the whole month, but with no opportunity to get out to have fun. Although this might sound catastrophic, the reality is that you are not alone. We have created a full list of…

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Covid-19: How To Explain it to ASD Children + Quarantine Activities

Since last week, the WHO (World Health Organization) has declared Covid-19 a pandemic. Most states across the US and other countries have declared quarantine and are highly encouraging people to stay at home. This means that most public places like schools, parks, museums, pools, and even public gatherings will be closed or canceled until new…

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Autism Parenting: Calming Down an ASD Child in Minutes

Tantrums can be a nightmare for almost every ASD parent. Once the tantrum starts, it can be almost impossible to stop the train. What starts as a call for attention, can end up as a war between the mom and the child, or at least that’s how it looks to people staring. Fortunately, there is…

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How to Get Your ASD Child to Sleep Alone

For most families on the spectrum, bedtime can be a nightmare. Children running around in the house avoiding to go to sleep, and then the epic battle to get them to stay in bed.  When it comes to autistic children, especially toddlers, the battle can be worst. ASD children face way more challenges than normal…

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Is Your Child’s Bedroom Autism-Friendly?

Most of the children and babies have a hard time when it comes to sleeping in their own rooms. In Autistic children, these issues can be more severe. Up to 70% of ASD children experience difficulty in falling asleep and staying sleep, thus waking up the entire household. Today, we want to share with you…

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