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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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The Autism Life Through the Eyes of A Parent

The Autism Life Through the Eyes of A Parent

The Autism Life Through the Eyes of A ParentBy Alan Winnikoff When I take my son to programs for autistic kids, I often hear other parents quoting a particular statistic: 70% of special needs couples break up. Unfortunately, I've never been able to verify this. It might be nothing more than an urban legend. After all, plenty of special needs couples hang together despite the tremendous strain raising an autistic child puts on a marriage. Understandably, we are quick to characterize walking away from a special needs marriage as an act of supreme selfishness. After all, when one parent exits,…
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6 Ways To Enhance Daily Life For Autistic Children

6 Ways To Enhance Daily Life For Autistic Children

Daily Life Autistic Children Children need all the support from their parents while growing up. Because of their curious but vulnerable nature, you’re among the first individuals to help them get through the ups and downs of life. Growing up is adds some extra difficulty for children with autism. Autistic children often require more help from adults than their neurotypical peers.  Ways To Enhance Daily Life For Autistic Children Autistic children deserve the love, attention, and care from their loved ones. As parents, knowing how to support our children is key. Here are six simple ways to enhance daily life…
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How to Help if an Autistic Friend or Family Member is in Prison

How to Help if an Autistic Friend or Family Member is in Prison

Going to jail is difficult for everyone, but for people with autism, the experience can be akin to torture. Some jails won’t give special consideration to autistic adults and may commit abusive acts, knowingly or unknowingly, like withholding medication. To ensure that your autistic friend or family member is comfortable in prison, give them the courage to ask for what they need. Find Out How to Contact Them in Jail Keeping in contact with your autistic friend or family member can make all the difference in their life. Most jails will let you send letters, money, and books from secondary…
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5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children

5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children

5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children Establishing and developing friendships is a vital part of children's development. A great way to encourage this is to set up playdates with other children.  For autistic children, this can sometimes be difficult due to changes in routine, environments, new people, and more. That said, children with autism want to play with others and make friends just as much as their neurotypical peers. 5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children There are steps that parents and caregivers can take to help create successful playdates for their autistic children.  Let’s take a…
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What Parenting an Autistic Child is Like

What Parenting an Autistic Child is Like

It is estimated that 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is a term for a wide range of conditions. Challenges with verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors are seen across the spectrum. What Parenting an Autistic Child is Like There is no one cause of autism. Genetics is one of the most well-known factors. Research contributes several factors such as environmental and infection as possible reasons for some cases of autism. As you learn about autism, you may wonder what it is like to parent an autistic child. Let's take some time to talk…
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5 Strategies To Calm Children With Autism

5 Strategies To Calm Children With Autism

Children with autism tend to have difficulties interacting socially. That’s why they may act out or have a full meltdown when stressed, confused, afraid, and anxious about something.  5 Strategies To Calm Children With Autism Different from tantrums, autism meltdowns are an intense response to overwhelming circumstances. The common triggers include changes in routine, sensory differences, communication difficulties, and anxiety. Getting overly anxious leads to a meltdown or involuntary coping mechanism.  In this article, you’ll learn some effective strategies to calm children with autism. See below: Have Your Child Wear A Weighted Vest  A weighted vest for kids can hold weight. This…
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Financial Assistance Resources For Parents of Autistic Children

Financial Assistance Resources For Parents of Autistic Children

Financial Assistance Autistic Children Raising kids is an expensive affair at the best of times. It’s pretty much non-stop costs, from the day they come into the world, through school and their teenage years. For many of us, life wouldn’t be complete without our children, and the commitment wasn’t some lifestyle choice – it’s something deep within us and arguably why we’re here in the first place.  Financial Assistance Resources For Parents of Autistic Children Yet, suppose your child has special needs. That puts an even more significant strain on your finances, and even though it’s not your primary concern in…
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How Montessori Can Help Your Autistic Child Learn Through Play

How Montessori Can Help Your Autistic Child Learn Through Play

Parents of autistic children often worry when their little ones reach school-going age. They are concerned if the educational approach or the institution they choose for their child will be a good fit for their learning needs. Autism is a spectrum disorder that impairs a child's ability to interact and communicate with others. This means a child with autism will have drastically different learning needs compared to other children.  How Montessori Can Help Your Autistic Child Learn Through Play Taking your autistic child to a traditional learning institution may also make it difficult for your child to achieve developmental milestones.…
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What Are the Schooling Options for a Child with Autism?

What Are the Schooling Options for a Child with Autism?

When deciding how to educate your child with autism, there are several options, from home-schooling to public school. But, which one is best for your child? If your child has had issues in the public school system in the past, it’s worth speaking to education solicitors who can inform you of your legal standing. Otherwise, it’s easier to make an informed decision from the get-go. In this post, we’re going to help you do just that by covering the three main ways you can school your child with autism to help you decide which option is best for you. Which…
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