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Preparing for your Autistic Child’s First Dentist Visit

Preparing for your Autistic Child’s First Dentist Visit

autistic child's first dentist visit An estimated 33% of children experience some level of dental anxiety. Dentist's offices are full of bright lights, loud noises, and potentially painful instruments, so it's no wonder one-third of children are afraid. This fear can be compounded in autistic children. Preparing for your Autistic Child's First Dentist Visit If you need help preparing for your autistic child's first dentist visit, keep reading. 1. Talk to the Dentist and Dental Assistants Ahead of Time Make sure you book your first dentist visit with a pediatric dentist that is comfortable with and can accommodate them. Here…
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The Causes of Autism: Busting the Myths

The Causes of Autism: Busting the Myths

Autism spectrum disorder is a broad range of conditions. It is characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, verbal and nonverbal communication. Scientists are still trying to pin down the primary cause. Because the origin of the condition exists in a grey area, it has allowed people to develop their own causes of autism based on nothing but hearsay. In this post, we will help you understand the difference between the actual causes of autism and the myths. This will help you to decide if it’s time to contact a birth injury solicitor if you believe this was the…
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Assistive Technological Aids for Autism

Assistive Technological Aids for Autism

Technology is changing us and everything around us. It's an integral part of our daily lives. Not a day goes by when we do not rely on technology. From the simple act of ringing the doorbell to developing complex technological systems, our lifestyles depend on various assistive devices. Technology has improved countless aspects of our lives, and it has also made vast contributions to the field of communication. Many of these technologies have proven to be very useful in aiding individuals with autism. Assistive Technological Aids for Autism There are numerous technological aids for individuals with autism. They can range…
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Top 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Autistic Children

Top 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Autistic Children

The autistic child in your life brings you so much joy — but that does not mean it's easy to buy them Christmas presents. Over the years, you've learned your child's sensitivities. Perhaps they don't like loud sounds or strong smells or flashing lights. These qualities can overload your son or daughter's senses, so a gift that includes them would be unpleasant. Top 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Autistic Children You know what your child does and doesn't like by now, though. You need some Christmas gift ideas for autistic children to jog your brain and help you find the…
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Make Toothbrushing Time Less Stressful

Make Toothbrushing Time Less Stressful

Morning and night-time routines can be a struggle for some kids, making the whole thing a very stressful event. Unfortunately, as washing and hygiene is an essential part of everyday life, there is no avoiding it. So how do you make toothbrushing time less stressful? While there is no magic trick, there are some tried and true tips that can help. Here are a few tips to help make cleaning their teeth less of a battle for you and your children. Musical Toothbrushes Yes, this is a real thing! It is recommended that you brush your teeth for 2 minutes.…
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How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs

How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs

How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs Medical needs vary from physical, mental, and emotional needs. Some students may have disabilities that make performing various physical activities difficult such as walking and grasping objects. Other conditions that require medical attention include anxiety, depression, autism, and dyslexia. Colleges need to accommodate students with medical needs, regardless of the type of condition that is experienced. It's only unfair that students without medical needs experience college differently from students who require medical attention.  How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs This article will discuss different medical conditions that require attention and…
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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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