Parenting Tips

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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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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Melatonin Snacks: Foods To Help ASD Children Sleep

When it comes to Autism, nutrition is everything. The same child can become two different versions of himself/herself with different meals. With some of the meals, they can become hyperactive, and with others, they can even start stimming more often. During bedtime, the right snacks can either boost their energy or help them settle. Today,…

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Toileting & Sensory Processing: Tips To Ease It

The potty training process can be a challenge for most parents. Teaching to properly communicate when feeling the need, to pull up and down the training undies, to sit, etc can be laborious. Now, for parents on the spectrum, the bar gets taken to a whole new level. Developmental issues, communicational challenges, and even sensory…

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Autism & Chewing: How To Handle It!

Children on the autism spectrum tend to display chewing behaviors. Whether it is clothes, toys, their hands, and even their hair, chewing seems to be a constant trade in ASD children. Today we will analyze the reasons behind this behavior as well as share with you some suitable ways to ease it! Why Does ASD…

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Postgame Snacks: More Calories Than The Game Itself

Snacks play a big role in our childhood. Almost every celebration includes some sort of candy or cookie.  A new study found that children participating in sports activities such as soccer, football, baseball, and softball often eat more calories in postgame snacks than what they burn during the game. Since most children burn about 170…

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