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Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

There has been a growing trend in helping autistic kids deal with stress. Getting pets - especially dogs - can provide a caring companion that loves your child unconditionally and support them in their daily activities. Any pet can be an adventure - but dogs have proven to be especially effective because of their protective and friendly “pack” dynamic.  A study has found out that of all the families with autistic children they examined, 67% had dogs, and 94% of parents reported their children forming a special bond with their animal friend. Thanks to that, children had an opportunity to…
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How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting

How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting

Current research has shown that about 1 in every 54 children born in the US have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Often, parents take on some extra stressors when it comes to raising an autistic child.  A medical alert system such as a tag, bracelet, or necklace could be of great assistance for children with autism. How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting Today we will be looking at some of the ways a medical alert system could help improve autism parenting. Elopement Often, autistic children can be impulsive and prone to wandering. They wander from an environment they find frightening.…
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Sia vs Autism? One Autistic Woman’s POV on the Controversy

Sia vs Autism? One Autistic Woman’s POV on the Controversy

Here we go again.  War is in full swing in a matter of hours between the singer-songwriter Sia and the #actuallyautistic community over her upcoming autism themed film, Music. To sum up the controversy: Maddie Ziegler, who plays Music, is not autistic.  The complaint is that many autistic actresses could have possibly played the role (based solely on diagnosis & gender). Having someone able-bodied play a disabled character is widely considered "ableist." I've seen the Twitter mob attack before, so I had to jump in and do my research before responding as I know I will take heat for my response…
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How to Create a Safe Home For Your Child With Impairments

How to Create a Safe Home For Your Child With Impairments

home safe child impairments Adapting your home to meet your child's unique needs will help create a space where they can thrive and have a fun, happy childhood. Making your home a safe space can be something as small as child-proofing doors and changing lighting to making structural changes to accommodate wheelchairs or other physical aids. Adjusting for Sensory Impairments Creating a safe home for your little one with sensory impairments begins with knowing your child's needs. Know what overstimulates them and what stimulus they will need to develop and feed their sensory needs. It can include toning down colors…
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5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children

5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children

When parents split up, it can be difficult for any child. However, for children on the autism spectrum, divorce can be even harder. Beyond the heightened emotions that might come along with significant changes to their family, autistic children may struggle with the day-to-day mechanics of a co-parenting schedule.  5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children Even so, sometimes separation is the best option for all involved. For those situations, these 5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children are a must-read for both parents. Post a calendar One of the most important tips for raising a child on the…
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How To Lower Your Child’s Anxiety About Having A Vaccine

How To Lower Your Child’s Anxiety About Having A Vaccine

Many children will face anxiety-related not only to going to the doctor but specifically to get their vaccines. While your child is more likely to face anxiety about getting vaccines themselves, it's also not uncommon for you, as a parent, to feel anxious about taking your child to the doctor as well. How To Lower Your Child's Anxiety About Having A Vaccine That being said, there are steps that you can take to reduce your child's and your anxiety relating to vaccinations. Here are some tips to try next time you're planning to visit the doctor with your anxious child:…
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Keeping Children With Autism Safe Online

Keeping Children With Autism Safe Online

Keeping Children With Autism Safe Online All kids these days use the internet, but for an autistic child, the appeal of communicating and socializing online, especially by text, is even stronger. After all, there is none of that tone, intonation, facial signals, or body language to worry about that can be so confusing to those living with autism. Of course, this means that just like other children, it is our responsibility to educate and guide children with autism on the ways to stay safe online. A topic you can get more detail below.  Keeping Children With Autism Safe Online Many…
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5 Powerful Tips for Teaching Students with Autism

5 Powerful Tips for Teaching Students with Autism

Teaching students with autism can be intimidating for many. It can be challenging, but it can also be one of the most memorable and rewarding teaching experiences that you will ever have. When teaching an autistic student, you will want to learn the best tips to educate them. 5 Powerful Tips for Teaching Students with Autism So, if you are looking for ways to get better at teaching autism children, here are the five most powerful tips for teaching students with autism. Avoid Overwhelming Sensory Stimuli One of the most important things to keep in mind is that sensory overload…
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How To Write Social Stories

How To Write Social Stories

When it comes to writing social stories, you need to understand what a social story is and the main aspects each book should have. Social stories are one of the most effective teaching methods that allow you to solve many problems for kids, adolescents, and even adults. How to Write Social Stories Social stories are mainly aimed at children with autism but can be used for anxiety, ADHD, and other special needs. These stories are brief descriptions of a specific situation or activity. These include information about what to expect in such a situation and why. They also help to…
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Can CBD Oil Help with Autism? Let’s Take a Look!

Can CBD Oil Help with Autism? Let’s Take a Look!

Hemp-derived CBD is legal across many states in the US and around the world. It comes in several forms like CBD oil, tinctures, edibles, and even as ingredients in some foods and drinks.  With its newfound availability on the market, many are now wondering can CBD oil help with autism? CBD has been found to have all sorts of health benefits. For example, according to Harvard Health Publishing, "the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don't respond to anti-seizure medications." As…
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