Parenting Tips

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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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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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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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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The Top 6 Ways To Support Autism Awareness Month

Each year, on April 2,  we commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, and during April Autism Awareness Month. The main goal is to raise awareness and to create inclusion, and acceptance.  Why Should We Support Autism Awareness Month?  Honoring Autism Awareness Month goes far beyond wearing a blue ribbon. There are many powerful reasons why we…

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Valentine‘s | Date Night Ideas For Parents on The Specrum

For many couples, Valentine’s day represents fancy dinners, gifts, and even romantic getaways. However, for parents, especially on the spectrum, it can be hard to find a moment to relax and to enjoy themselves without worrying about the children. Most ASD parents recall difficulty finding baby sitters, which is another factor why going out can…

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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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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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