Posts by Michelle Ibarra

Weighted Pencils: The Answer to Improve Fine Motor Skills

Most parents in the spectrum report that tasks related to fine motor skills can be a challenge for autistic children. Drawing, and writing can be difficult however, weighted pencils have shown to be the answer to improve hand coordination. What Are Weighted Pencils?  Weighted pencils are considerably heavier and thicker than a regular pencil, thus…

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Top 5 New Years Resolutions For ASD Mommies 

With the New Year just starting, yearly resolutions and goals emerge. For most people things like working out, and eating healthier come at the top of the list. However, for parents with children on the spectrum, priorities can be way too different and so can be the goals. Today, we want to help you make…

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5 New Year Resolutions For Autistic Moms

With the New Year just starting, yearly resolutions and goals emerge. For most people things like working out, and eating healthier come at the top of the list. However, for parents with children on the spectrum, priorities can be way too different and so can be the goals. Today, we want to help you make…

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Best And Worst Christmas Gifts For Autistic Children

Finding the perfect gift for a child with autism is not always an easy task.  Due to the various sensitivities and needs that many children with autism may have, it’s important to carefully consider what kinds of gifts are a good choice for them. To ease your holiday shopping, here is a list of autism…

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Holiday Tips For Families in The Spectrum

December is here, and with it, the holiday season. Lots of celebration, lights, and fun. For most families, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. However, for families in the spectrum, this can represent a lot of changes, stimuli, and unwanted meltdowns. Today we will share with you a few helpful tips that…

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Thanksgiving Hacks For Autistic Parents

Thanksgiving is finally here! All the excitement, food, and family gatherings can make these celebrations one of the most anticipated ones of the year. However, for families on the spectrum, all these schedule changes, new meals, and visits can represent a huge challenge. Thankfully, it is possible to have fun and ease these issues, and today we will share a few…

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How Parents Can Support Autistic Children With Online School

Covid-19 has come to completely transform our lives. With most activities suspended and taken on remotely, most parents suffer the consequences. Poor concentration, difficulty focusing on the screen, and even home distractions can be overwhelming for autistic children.  Today, we will share with you a few tips on how to deal with the most common…

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Autism Parenting: Why Does My Child Flap His Hands?

Kids with autism have several quirks that non-autistics consider strange. Hand flapping, fixations, and echolalia can be some examples of ASD unique conduct. Today, we will analyze the reason behind those conducts as well as ways to prevent it. The Reason Behind Common ASD Conducts and Behaviors 1.- Lack of Eye Contact: A lot of autism…

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Time Management in Autism: Top Ways to Approach it!

With the current pandemic, most parents on the spectrum find themselves homeschooling their children. For those following school curricula, assignments and time management can be overwhelming. Homeworks and activities can be seen as never-ending, and time appears to be insufficient. However, there are some tips that can help you make the most out of your…

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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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