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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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10 Holiday Tips For ASD Parents

  For most people the holiday season is a time of joy, anticipation and lots of family time. However, for families of children on the autism spectrum this might represent a special challenge that may increase when schedules are disrupted and routines are broken.  We want to make your holidays more enjoyable with our tips…

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7 Sensory Red Flags You Might Be Missing

We all have our own unique preferences and aversions when it comes to the way we perceive the sensory information in our surroundings. But for some children, these preferences and aversions can become problematic, leading to difficulty participating in everyday activities and routines. The following behaviors are sensory integration or sensory processing red flags and…

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Reward Good Behavior, Ignore Bad!

Many child developmental professional will advise parents to ignore children’s bad behavior and reward their good. As most parent’s know, this is sometimes easier said than done. After all, bad behavior can be so irritating that it is difficult to ignore. Some parents might reject to ignore bad behavior because they see it, as their…

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Echolalia and Autism: Dealing with Trigger Words

“No!”, ”elephant”, “bathroom”, can be perfect examples of words that ASD children can repeat over and over with moms not knowing what to do. The reason for trigger words is simple, these are words that children hear often and they repeat because their brains want to stick to the words they know, so they repeat…

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Why Do ASD Children Do That?

The reasons behind specific conducts, stimming, and behaviors. Kids with Autism have several quirks that non-Autistics consider different. The truth is that it has to do with us not really understanding what it’s like in the mind and body of someone with Autism.   So, why do they do that? Today, we will look into the…

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Trick or Treat: Dealing with Halloween as an ASD Parent

For those raising a child within the autism spectrum, holidays can be a really threatening season. All the lights, sounds, and overstimulation can be overwhelming and challenging for both parents and children. But even when you are raising a child within the spectrum you don’t have to miss all the fun. Today we want to…

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Sports for Children With Autism

Sports have a huge impact on the life of children. Besides reducing the risk of obesity, increase cardiovascular fitness, improving coordination and balance, sports can highly  improve children`s personal skills, including cooperation and social involvement. Autism and Obesity According to a study from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) close to two-thirds of…

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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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