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Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students

Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students

Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students For parents of neurodiverse kids, the “back to school” season usually brings with it one consistent emotion: feeling overwhelmed. Any kind of abrupt change, in general, can be difficult for learners with autism, ADHD, ODD, or other neurodiverse diagnoses. Tack on navigating a post-pandemic world, and you have a challenge that no one was prepared for. Parents, then, are left scrambling to find strategies to make this transition as easy as possible. But what exactly are those strategies? Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students If you find yourself feeling like this, take…
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How to Throw The Perfect Party For Kids With Special Needs

How to Throw The Perfect Party For Kids With Special Needs

Typically, planning a party for kids can involve a lot of work. But what's trickier is when you're throwing a perfect party celebration for kids with special needs. In such a case, there are many things to keep in mind to ensure a great event. Unlike most children, you may have to consider their likes and dislikes in the planning so that they can feel much happier for their party.  How To Throw The Perfect Party For Kids With Special Needs Thus, to make sure you're throwing the right party for your kid with special children, below are a few…
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3 Exercises to Promote Calming for Autistic Children

3 Exercises to Promote Calming for Autistic Children

It's tough to imagine the daily struggles of an Autistic child. They often struggle with being bullied, sidelined, and taken for granted. As a parent, seeing your child treated this way can be heartbreaking.  With certain preventative measures, you can enhance your child's socializing skills and overall mood. One such way is getting them to exercise.  3 Exercises to Promote Calming for Autistic Children It's free, improves your child's overall health, and could be fun if done correctly.  So, what are these exercises? How to do them?  Before such questions send you into a world of "This is so overwhelming,"…
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How Visual Schedules Help Children with Special Needs

How Visual Schedules Help Children with Special Needs

How Visual Schedules Help Special Needs Children We use many tools to keep our days organized, from our old-school notebooks to our online calendars. They're so handy for adults. Why wouldn't we give our kids the same types of tools to organize their days? It turns out that children benefit from scheduling tools, too. But theirs look a little bit different. How Visual Schedules Help Children With Special Needs Behavior therapists have been using visual schedules for the last 25 years to help children stay focused and transition from one task to the next. What are Visual Schedules? A visual…
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A Helpful List of School Make-Ahead Healthy Snacks for ADHD Kids

A Helpful List of School Make-Ahead Healthy Snacks for ADHD Kids

healthy snacks adhd All parents already have their work cut out for them – to get their children to eat anything other than chips of choice, burgers, iced tea, sugary soda, and Fruity Loops. However, children with ADHD have a bigger problem in their hands – getting their kids to eat. Yes, the medication for ADHD can often blunt your children's appetite and result in fickle taste buds that can cause them to turn up their noses at the previous week's lunch box favorites. Therefore, school lunches that you create using the best steak knives and other equipment often go uneaten. A…
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How to Plan for An Unpredictable Summer Vacation in 2021

How to Plan for An Unpredictable Summer Vacation in 2021

For many families, this year’s summer vacation can’t come soon enough. The last 12 months have been emotionally draining for all of us. The chance to have a rest and a bit of a reset is something we all deserve. That said, plenty of states have still not yet fully reopened. Many traditional vacation options, such as summer camps, may not be fully running this summer. You summer vacation in 2021 can be great though, it just requires you to plan a little extra. How to Plan for An Unpredictable Summer Vacation in 2021 So with this in mind, families…
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Do Weighted Blankets Work? 8 Health Benefits You Need to Know

Do Weighted Blankets Work? 8 Health Benefits You Need to Know

Do you ever feel like you need someone to press your back or shoulders each time you suffer from pain in those areas? This is because the pressure applied to those regions that hurt helps relieve some of the pain, at least momentarily. Weighted blankets work with the same principle, where weight is applied to the entire body at night when using the blanket. Do Weighted Blankets Work? 8 Health Benefits You Need to Know In this article, we’ll have a look at eight of the benefits that are a result of using weighted blankets and why you should consider…
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Top Home Décor Tips to Care for Special Needs Children

Top Home Décor Tips to Care for Special Needs Children

Home Décor Tips to Care for Special Needs Children Raising children with special needs can sometimes be exhausting and frustrating; but, it can also be a joyful and rewarding experience. They require some extra care and thorough attention, which can make the roads bumpier for the parents. However, parents can learn a little wisdom to navigate those bumpier parts of the road. Top Home Décor Tips to Care for Special Needs Children When you are parenting a special needs child, you need to pay more attention to things in daily life, even within your own home. You need to ensure…
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Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children

Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children

Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children Being a parent is, as a whole, challenging at times. It holds all sorts of challenges at different stages, some that seem bigger than others. Having a child with autism brings along other unique needs. Autism affects the entire family, especially when it comes to food, sleep, and routine. Most autistic children have some sensory issues.  So, how do you help your autistic child eat a well-balanced diet? Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children While every child is different, there are some tried and true tips that can start you on the right path.…
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Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety

Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety

Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety When you're the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you may have a general idea of how stressful or unfamiliar things cause them trauma or lead to outbursts. For example, if you were driving with your child and you were in a car accident, that trigger could lead to a serious meltdown because of the stress and the unfamiliar, scary element. Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety Then, there are those everyday situations that aren't as obvious where you might see links between autism and anxiety. With that in mind,…
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