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Music Therapy for Autism

Music plays a basic role in our identity, culture, heritage and spiritual beliefs. Music moves and can affect us far beyond we realize; a powerful song can change our heart rate, affect blood pressure, change the metabolic rate, and even help us reduce stress and fatigue. Music therapy Music therapy is the planned use of…
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Chronic Fatigue: Reasons why you are always tired

  Feeling tired from time to time is a normal part of life. Being a mom, doing the house chores and taking care of an ASD child can be exhausting, but being always tired might be a symptom of something else going on. Today we want to address our blog post on you and your…
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How To Handle Autism Tantrums

The “perfect” parent myth Let’s face it, we all want to be the perfect parent. The stereotypical mom that never loses her temper, who is always fun and spontaneous. The one who is always in control of the situation, looking perfect, putting the needs of her children before her and that never-ever needs a break.…
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Sensory Sensitivity and Autism

Tips for children with sensory anxiety. Anxiety, sensory processing, and sensory overload 75% of children with Autism present sensory anxiety and sensitivity.   When your child’s body is not processing, interpreting, and responding correctly to the sensory information around him, the fear of not knowing what sensory experiences may come up is enough to cause…
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Eating out as a family with an autistic child.

Dining out at a restaurant is an enjoyable and relaxing outing for families. After all, what parent doesn’t like a night off from cooking and doing dishes? But for many parents raising kids on the autism spectrum, eating out can be an extremely challenging experience. Families must cope with stressful tantrums, picky eating, difficulties sitting…
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Potty Training Tips for Children with Autism

From learning new routines to knowing when it’s time to use the toilet, to being able to manipulate clothing, the potty training process can take many years for some children with autism to become experts. Keep in mind that children with autism are all very different and master skills at different times. Some children have…
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Transition Strategies For Children With Autism

While most children struggle with transitions at some point in their lives, children with autism can find it particularly difficult to move from one activity to another. They may become visibly agitated and overwhelmed, express feelings of sadness and anger, and some may erupt into a full-blown meltdown, especially when they are expected to transition…
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How to Disciple an Autistic Child

Is it autism or just bad behavior? Discipline is helping your child learn how to behave – as well as how not to behave. It works best when you have a warm and loving relationship with your child. Discipline and discipline strategies are positive. They’re built on talking and listening. They guide all children towards: Knowing…
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Easing School Anxiety in ASD Children

Anxiety is very common among children and teens on the autism spectrum. This may be because many people with autism struggle with social interactions, which can include eye contact, conversation, social cues, and body language. Social anxiety can present itself in a variety of ways, including avoiding social situations altogether, becoming shaky or sweaty during…
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Bedtime tips for ASD children

How to Solve the Autism Sleep Problem Without Going Nuts Sleep disorders may be even more common in children with autism spectrum disorders. Researchers estimate that between 40% and 80% of children with ASD have difficulty sleeping. The biggest sleep problems among these children include: Difficulty falling asleep Inconsistent sleep routines Restlessness or poor sleep…
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