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Finding The Best Child Psychologist For Your Family

Finding The Best Child Psychologist For Your Family

If you’re searching for a Child Psychologist, then you naturally want the best for your family. You want the top care for your child. You know how vital it is for you to find not only some help but the right help. There is no way around this, and nor should there be: your Psychologist needs to be fully qualified. That means a Master’s Degree plus a Doctorate or professional training, plus an up-to-date license to practice. Ask how recent any training was, and if they have continued with training or professional development. You need to balance experience with contemporary…
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What Is the Difference Between Autism and Cerebral Palsy?

What Is the Difference Between Autism and Cerebral Palsy?

Although some children with cerebral palsy (CP) also have autism, the two conditions are not the same. Both can affect language, but for different reasons. Children with CP may have difficulty speaking due to a lack of motor control that is caused by brain damage. In contrast, autistic children may have trouble communicating due to deficiencies in social functioning. The Difference Between Autism and Cerebral Palsy According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 7% of children with cerebral palsy have a co-occurring autism spectrum disorder. This is more commonly found in those with non-spastic CP. Approximately 1% to 2%…
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How to Support Your Autistic Child at School

How to Support Your Autistic Child at School

Wondering how to support your autistic child at school? Keep reading for some amazing tips! No matter where they attend, all children deserve a proper education. School plays a crucial part in your child’s learning and development. Many parents with autistic children will choose to home school or enroll their child into a special needs school. How to Support Your Autistic Child at School All children are different, and this can work better for some than others. It tends to depend on the form of autism they have. Whatever you choose to do, your child must get the right level…
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Mightier -The Emotional Regulation Tool for Autism

Mightier -The Emotional Regulation Tool for Autism

Are you looking for the best emotional regulation tool for autism? If so, Mightier is your answer! Keep reading to see how Mightier Emotional Regulation Games made a huge change in our family's life! Having three children on the autism spectrum, I understand the struggles of emotional regulation all too well.  Each of my children struggles greatly, with our youngest daughter having the hardest time.  Mightier’s biofeedback games help kids 6-14 build emotional regulation skills. She has learned countless tools but never can seem to apply them at the moment.   When we were invited to try out Mightier, I was…
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Autism Around the World | Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

Autism Around the World | Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

Ever wondered how different cultures and nationalities from varied regions, deal with children on the autism spectrum? Just what is Autism Around the World like? Let's jump in to see what resources are available for autistic individuals based on country. Autism Around the World Autism spectrum disorder is a broad range of conditions; characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. There is no known single cause for autism spectrum disorder. Research suggests that these delays develop from a combination of genetic, nongenetic, and environmental influences. With it being the kickoff of World Autism Awareness Month, our friends at Meditourz would like…
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Calming Techniques for Autistic Children

Calming Techniques for Autistic Children

Are you looking for Calming Techniques for Autistic Children? You're in the right place! These top five tips will help relieve your child’s anxiety and stress. This post has been sponsored by Namaste Blankets When your emotions are overwhelming and you cannot express what you need, it’s an awful feeling. Meltdowns can happen for a variety of reasons such as transitions, stress, anxiety or even too much sensory input. Calming Techniques for Autistic Children Seeing your child struggling is heart-wrenching.  Not only are the meltdowns themselves painful, but they also leave you exhausted beyond belief. Knowing how to help your…
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5 Helpful Tips for Raising a Child With Autism

5 Helpful Tips for Raising a Child With Autism

Are you raising a child with autism? It is tough to raise an autistic child. They have specific demands that, when we cannot fulfill, can lead to distress and meltdowns. While not their fault, this can frustrate even the most loving parents and drain their energy. Creating a loving and consistent home life is key when raising a child with autism. Keep reading to learn how you can raise an autistic child with less stress and more love.  1. Learn about Autism The more you know about autism spectrum disorder, the better equipped you'll be to make informed decisions for…
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9 Tips for Traveling With a Special Needs Child

9 Tips for Traveling With a Special Needs Child

Traveling with a special needs child doesn't have to be hard! Check out these 9 tips to make your next travel plans a breeze! If you have a child with special needs, you need to take unique precautions before heading off on vacation. Your little one may find themselves overwhelmed with the changes and start to exhibit specific behavioral issues. Worse, you could forget an essential item and struggle to find a substitute in an unfamiliar place. Of course, this cautionary tale doesn't mean you should throw up your hands and stay home. 9 Tips for Traveling With a Special…
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Autism and Coronavirus Quarantine – How to Manage the Daily Routine

Autism and Coronavirus Quarantine – How to Manage the Daily Routine

What should you do with your child with Autism who has to go into a coronavirus quarantine or stay in place order? Do you have a plan for your autistic children during the midst of this COVID19 outbreak? Keep reading to help you through these uncharted waters. Schools everywhere are shutting down for weeks at a time, some until next school year. Even those that don't have this issue yet, the coronavirus is causing many families to take voluntary self-quarantine measures. For children with Autism, the covid19 quarantine measures are a drastic change from their daily routine. Combine that with necessities…
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Sharing our Journeys with Autism Parenting: The Hershkovitz Story

Sharing our Journeys with Autism Parenting: The Hershkovitz Story

One of the most significant problems faced after an autism diagnosis is the isolation caregivers experience. While we cannot always connect in person with other parents, we can share our autism stories. By sharing the raw, but also inspiring moments of going through an autism diagnosis, we can help inspire families on so many levels. Today, we have been blessed for our friend Leslie to share her family's autism journey. Check it out below! Sharing our Journeys with Autism Parenting: The Hershkovitz Story My name is Leslie Hershkovitz, mother of 4 who is a survivor of many things that don't…
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Unstoppable, a Song for Autism | The Viral Song for #autismacceptance

Unstoppable, a Song for Autism | The Viral Song for #autismacceptance

Have you heard that viral song about Autism, Unstoppable: A Song for Autism, yet?! As parents of autistic children, we can all use a little inspiration from time to time to remind us your how incredible our journey is! Even more, we need the world to not only share autism awareness but truly begin to change to autism acceptance. So when a story comes along that does that, we need to not only embrace it but share it with everyone.   https://www.facebook.com/UnstoppableSong/videos/162005387848623/ What is Autism? Autism is a developmental disorder. It affects individuals’ behaviors and communication skills. These symptoms can range from…
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Music Therapy for Children With Autism

Music Therapy for Children With Autism

How does music therapy work for autism? There are so many benefits of music. Let's take a look at how music therapy for autistic children works: Autism is a developmental disorder. It affects individuals’ behaviors and communication skills. These symptoms can range from mild to severe. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. As rates increase, so does the search for appropriate therapies. In today's post, we discuss the benefits of music for autism. Music Therapy for Children With Autism Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad…
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Weighted Blanket for Autism: What you need to know

Weighted Blanket for Autism: What you need to know

How does a weighted blanket work? Do weighted blankets help with autism? How does a weighted blanket help with sensory issues? How heavy should my weighted blanket be? Keep reading to answer all these questions about weighted blankets for autism! Weighted Blanket for Autism: What you need to know As a parent of a child with autism, chances are you have heard of using a weighted blanket. Many studies have confirmed that weighted blankets can help children and adults with autism. How do Weighted Blankets Help Autism? Weighted blankets use the power of Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS). DPTS creates a calming…
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47 Inspirational Autism Quotes You Must Know!

47 Inspirational Autism Quotes You Must Know!

Do you want to discover some amazingly inspirational autism quotes or autism mom quotes? Then you are in luck!  These quotes about autism will remind you that autism isn’t something you can always see but there is always a way to make a difference. We have compiled a massive list of Asperger’s and autism awareness quotes that will inspire, educate, inform and bring a smile to your face!   Having the right quote can answer the tough questions, while also inspiring. When looking to answer "what is autism", consider these inspirational quotes as an opening to your conversation. Click here…
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Self-Therapy for Parents of Children with Autism

Self-Therapy for Parents of Children with Autism

Self-therapy can help parents of children with autism keep a balanced life and parent their children better. Parenting a child with autism involves holding many titles. Not only are parents caretakers, but they’re activists for autism, therapists for their children, and interpreters of their child’s behavior daily. Each day as a parent can be exhausting. It's even more difficult when your child has autism. This is due to your child having special dietary needs, specific education requirements, and may need to be communicated within particular ways. Self-Therapy for Parents of Children with Autism It can be hard as a parent…
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Family Game Night – Helping Siblings Connect through Games

Family Game Night – Helping Siblings Connect through Games

Having three autistic kiddos, it can sometimes be really hard to get them to get along! One of the best ways we have learned to help them connect is through Family Game Night! We've all heard about having a family game night.  Chances are, you've tried to make it into your routine but it fell off the schedule as new things came along Today, we're going to go over the benefits of scheduling (and doing) a family game night weekly.  This is great for all families, but especially for neurodiverse families. Having a family game night each week is great…
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4 Tips for Designing a Calming Bedroom for a Child with Autism

4 Tips for Designing a Calming Bedroom for a Child with Autism

The bedroom is supposed to be an area of escape. A place where you can rest so that you may start the next day anew. As a parent of an autistic child, it's essential to keep that in mind when what you place in a room when Designing a Calming Bedroom for a Child with Autism. This space is their special area where they can retreat when feeling overwhelmed by the world around them. It should be comfortable, quiet, and conducive to a good night's sleep. These helpful design tips can point parents in the right direction. These four tips…
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Coping with  Misunderstandings Due to Hyper-Focusing

Coping with Misunderstandings Due to Hyper-Focusing

Having four children, arguments happen often. Weekends and summers are when most of these happen. The whole "being stuck in the same house together" thing and all. Most of these arguments are a result of some type of misunderstanding. Though they have not lived a day apart, living in a neurodiverse family can prove challenging at times. Having three children with autism makes for humorous misunderstandings! So as you can imagine, disagreeing due to hyper-focusing happens quite often. Today was one of those days. Our son was napping for once (yeah me!), and the girls were all outside playing with…
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What to do When Children with Autism Wander

What to do When Children with Autism Wander

A study back in 2012, confirmed what many parents of autistic children already knew.  Elopement, also known as wandering, is a terrifyingly common occurrence of children with autism.   Twice this summer already, we have heard of two little boys with autism wandering off and drowning.  We have had our own incidents with wandering (and just plain bolting away!) that have caused a ton of stress on everyone! As a mom of three children on the spectrum, I wish I would have known more about an elopement in autism.  So, to help provide that information to you, today we are going…
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