Posts by Michelle Ibarra

Autism And Socialization

Children on the autism spectrum take longer than other children to adapt and learn social skills. This is due to different kinds of reasons such as sensory issues or late conversational skills, however, it is not impossible to teach your child social skills and how to get along with other children. Social Skills In Autism…

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Autism & Toothbrushing: Yes It`s Possible!

It’s well known that all cleaning routines can be challenging for children, especially those on the autism spectrum. Toothbrushing can be a specially challenging situation due to sensory issues and sensory aversions. Most parents on the spectrum consider it a win when they can brush their child’s teeth once a day, doing it three times…

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How To Modify Chores for ASD Children

It is normal for most parents to overlook the importance of children’s help in the house chores, especially in ASD children. However, having your child contribute to the house duties can be a great way to increase their self-confidence, independence, and sense of community. ASD children can be great helpers when given the right tasks!…

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Dealing With Anger In Children With Autism

Kicking, head banging, and even biting, sound familiar to you? Aggression and anger are common traits in children with autism. Even though it is normally blamed directly on bad behavior or bad parenting, the reality of anger in ASD children can be traced back to a number of causes that are not related at all…

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5 Signs of High Functioning Autism

High Functioning Autism(HFA) is a term applied to people within the autism spectrum who have a “higher functioning” IQ (70 or greater) than other individuals with ASD.  Sometimes, it can be hard to spot it in small children, however, today we want to share with you a small list that can help you identify some…

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5 Foods That Aggravate Autism

Food has a direct impact on the way we feel and on our health. In Autistic children, food plays a major role in it can directly contribute to the way children think, feel, and behave. Today we want to share with you the top 5 foods that can make autism worse. 5 Foods That Make…

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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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New Year’s Resolutions For ASD Parents

The only list that you really need! Every New Years eve, most people write down a long list of goals and resolutions that most of the times they only pursue for a couple of months and then end up quitting and leaving behind. Things like losing weight, saving money and traveling more are amazing ideas,…

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Stress-free Holiday Tips for ASD Parents

A few ideas to avoid some common holiday stress triggers While the holiday season is filled with joy for some people, it can be significantly challenging for those raising a child with Autism. Today, we want to share a couple of tips that can help to make your holidays more relaxing and fun! Tips for…

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Autism and Pets: Get to know all the benefits.

Animals have been a part of the life of humans since the beginning of civilization. In the beginning, they were only used for fieldwork and now they can be even therapeutic. According to studies from the universities of Missouri and Queensland, animals can be an incredible option when it comes to social therapies and improving…

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