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Trick or Treat: Safe Halloween Alternatives for ASD Families

Spooky season is here and with it lots of celebrations and festivities. Although  Halloween is considered by most children as one of the happiest seasons of the year, it can represent a challenge for parents and families on the spectrum. People, noises, lights, candies, and many sensory stimuli can end up in sensory overload and…
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Helping ASD Children Transition Back To In-Person School

Transitions are tough, especially for children in the Spectrum.  Since in-person school return just happened a few weeks ago, we have had many parents asking the same question…“How can I help my ASD son cope better with school return?”. Today, our medical team shares their best tips for a better school transition: Tip 1) Help…
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EFT Tapping For Autistic Emotional Regulation

Although emotional dysregulation is not a specific criterion for diagnosing a child with autism, those who are on the spectrum tend to be more likely to lack emotional self-regulation skills.  However, ASD children can learn to self-regulate! Today we will analyze a self-soothing method that is becoming widely known and is used by professionals to…
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Best Summer Activities for Autism

Virtual school is over and summer is here! This is an exciting time for children but can be a stressful few months for parents who have to create new ways to fill the long days. This time off from school and daily routines can be especially challenging for a parent who has a child on…
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Helping Autistic Children Understand Consent

Autistic children are much more likely to be victims of sexual assault. According to recent data “People with intellectual disabilities are the victims of sexual assault at a rate seven times higher than those without disabilities”. This is the very reason why we need to teach children in the spectrum how to protect themselves. We understand that this can be a conversation hard…
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Diarrhea and Constipation in Autism

For children in the spectrum, is well known that GI issues go hand to hand. Episodes of constipation and diarrhea can be normal for ASD children. Studies published by the Journal of Pediatrics estimate that “the odds of GI symptoms in children with ASD are four times more prevalent than for children without ASD.” Today…
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De-Escalation Strategies: Calming Strategies for Autism Meltdowns

Sometimes, when autistic children become extremely overwhelmed or they’re experiencing sensory overload, they have a meltdown where they lose control over their behaviors. These situations are stressful for everyone involved and potentially dangerous for both bystanders and your child. Knowing some de-escalation strategies will help you avoid a potential crisis. Understanding The Escalation Cycle  …
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Healthy & Easy Foods Picky Eaters Will Actually Eat

What is the best food for autistic children? How can I manage to feed my son with sensory issues? These are the two questions that we get the most.  For most parents on the spectrum, finding the right meals for picky eaters can be a challenge, however, it is possible to identify which new foods…
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Stem Cell Therapy For Immune System Improvement in Autism

The body’s immune system is the front-line defense against bacterial infections and viral invaders like Covid-19. However, in autism, the immune system is affected by a broad range of factors and conditions that may make it less than effective in fighting off attackers.  Today we will analyze ways to achieve immune system improvement, including (of…
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Eating For Autism: Food Additives That Make Autism Worse

One of the biggest mistakes we see parents make when it comes to incorporating nutrition therapy into their children’s treatment program is jumping into advanced interventions instead of starting with the basics.  In nutrition therapy, each step builds upon the previous one, becoming more advanced as you work your way through the program. The first…
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