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Autism GPS Tracker

Autism GPS Tracker

Today's Post is Sponsored by Tracking System Direct Autism Safety Products There are currently 1 in 59 children are now diagnosed with autism in the United States. A major concern that parents face is that many children with autism can be prone to wander which creates a need for safety products designed for autism wandering prevention. This is the reason why more family are researching live GPS tracker technology. But what is real time GPS tracking and how can it help parents enhance the personal safety of their autistic children? What Is A Real Time Personal GPS Tracker? Real-time personal…
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How to Encourage Exercise in Special Needs children

How to Encourage Exercise in Special Needs children

All children need to learn to exercise and to appreciate the importance of exercise and why it needs to be a part of daily life so much. If you have children with special needs, however, there are some things to consider. Making sure they have the right resources and accommodations to exercise is key. In this article, we are going to take a look at how to encourage exercise in special needs children. Safety First Even when adult exercises, safety is the number one important thing. So it’s hardly surprising that it would be the same for a child with…
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Great Wolf Lodge going ‘blue’ for World Autism Month in April

Great Wolf Lodge going ‘blue’ for World Autism Month in April

#GreatWolfCares Ears- Credit Fox 5 Wisconsin Great Wolf Lodge going 'blue' for World Autism Month in April As you guys know, April is World Autism Month. Great Wolf Lodge is teaming up with Autism Speaks by pledging to “go blue” in support of a more inclusive world for people with autism and their families through a month-long Blue Wolf Ears fundraising campaign. Throughout April, the family-friendly indoor water park resort will offer a blue version of the brand’s signature wolfears. These are available to guests for a minimum $5 donation to Autism Speaks. A limited-edition collection of 10,000 bluewolf ears were made for…
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Autism Vitamins| What are the best vitamins for Autism and ADHD

Autism Vitamins| What are the best vitamins for Autism and ADHD

Autism Vitamins | What are the best vitamins for Autism and ADHD Autism now affects 1 in 59 children in the United States.  With staggering numbers like these, its no wonder parents are currently searching for vitamins for autism and ADHD.  Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a developmental disorder with there being different levels of autism.  Autism refers to a broad range of conditions that affect a person’s social skills as well as speech and communication. It can also cause rigidity in behaviors, also known as repetitive behaviors. There are many different treatments available to help ease some…
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How to Help Autistic Children Sleep Better

How to Help Autistic Children Sleep Better

Sleep can be an issue for autistic children. In fact, 80 percent of autistic children experience difficulty falling or staying asleep at night. And when autistic children struggle to get enough sleep, they may experience behavioral difficulty, including aggression, lack of concentration and hyperactivity. But there are ways to help autistic children sleep better at night. Why Autistic Children Struggle With Sleep Medication, co-morbid conditions, and irregular sleep cycles can influence how well (or not) your autistic child sleeps. Medications: Autistic children taking medications may experience hyperactivity before bed or find it difficult to settle down. Or, prescriptions may cause…
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Mightier Giveaway for Autism Awareness Month

Mightier Giveaway for Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month is here, and it's time to celebrate! You guys know I love a good giveaway (check out the other two at the end of this post)! One of my all-time favorite products is Mightier! It's a suite of bioresponsive games designed to help the child regulate their emotions. It is perfect for those with autism, ADHD, and other emotional dysregulation disorders. So what a better way to celebrate this month than with a Mightier Giveaway for Autism Awareness! Our children have been using might for a little over six months now. The results have been a night…
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Autism Awareness Giveaway: “Normal for Me” Book

Autism Awareness Giveaway: “Normal for Me” Book

When it comes to autism parenting, the biggest trap we can fall into is chasing what is "normal for me".  That image we have of the perfect child, what our family should be, and how life should play out.  All too often, we find ourselves comparing ourselves to others who we perceive as "normal." Tamara K. Anderson is an amazing mom of four children, with two of her boys being on the autism spectrum.  She is releasing her emotionally raw and inspiring book "Normal to Me" on World Autism Day, April 2nd, 2019. NORMAL FOR ME NORMAL FOR ME is…
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Gaming for a Cause- GameStop Gives Supports Autism Awareness Giveaway

Gaming for a Cause- GameStop Gives Supports Autism Awareness Giveaway

You might know there are Xbox games for autism, but did you know there are games created by autistic adults?  GameStop not only knew this but has created a Limited Edition Xbox One controller to support Autism Awareness.  They are donating a portion of the proceeds from each of these awesome controllers sold to the nonPareil Institute! As you may already know, supporting autistic adults in gaining employment is a huge cause dear to my heart.  So, when GameStop reached out to let me know about their efforts to support Autism Awareness, I was ecstatic!  About the limited-edition Xbox One…
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Proven Way to Reduce Anxiety for Autism | Weighted Vest Review

Proven Way to Reduce Anxiety for Autism | Weighted Vest Review

Why Weighted Compression Vests for Autism are Trending When it comes to special needs such as Autism, ADHD, and Sensory issues, it seems like there are so many options to select from for tools. Having three autistic children, I can honestly say we have tried most of them. One of my favorite tools for deep pressure therapy and calming are weighted compression vests for autism. That’s why I am publishing this Harkla weighted compression vest review. We have tried a couple of different versions of weighted compression vests over the years and seen several through therapies and schools. They all…
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Zenaviv- Employing Autistic Adults through their Art

Zenaviv- Employing Autistic Adults through their Art

Unemployment rates for Autistic adults is at a staggering 80% in the United States.  So when there is an up and coming organization making a difference to chance those numbers, we have to share it with you!   In today's episode, we will share with you the interview of Harish Bikmal oz Zenaviv.  He is the proud father of two boys, one on the Autism Spectrum.  One of his defining statements is " I want to help parents to be proud of what their child has as opposed to being tired of their disabilities."   Join us today for an absolutely inspiring…
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Ultimate List of Sensory Activities for Kids with Autism

Ultimate List of Sensory Activities for Kids with Autism

Children on the autism spectrum often have issues coping with everyday sensory stimuli that can make dealing with the world they live in difficult. Stimulating their senses through sensory play can help not only in this area, but to support development on social, cognitive, and numerous other levels. Everyday experiences the rest of us take for granted can be overwhelming or feel impossible to navigate for the autistic child, making it problematic for them to further their learning in certain areas of life. Sensory play helps by strengthening neural connections. Emotional, physical, and linguistic growth can progress further as a…
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How To Find the Perfect Dentist for a Loved One with Special Needs

How To Find the Perfect Dentist for a Loved One with Special Needs

How To Find the Perfect Dentist for a Loved One with Special Needs Dr. Greg Grillo (dentably.com) You probably remember your first time sitting in the chair and hearing the noise of various drills and tools. This can be an overwhelming experience and these fears can be heightened for patients with special needs. As a dentist who’s been practicing for more than 17 years, I know how real these anxieties can be, but before you head to the dentist it’s important to find the right one. I’ve helped many families find the right dentist for their needs and here are…
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7 Ways Teachers and Parents Can Motivate Kids on the Autism Spectrum

7 Ways Teachers and Parents Can Motivate Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Kids on the autism spectrum often have a limited number of interests. They can also lack the ability to respond to social feedback, which is essential for learning. This can make it challenging to engage kids in classroom tasks and leads to students feeling frustrated because their needs are not met. Also, traditional classrooms and teaching strategies are generally ineffective at encouraging kids with autism to learn. 7 Ways Teachers and Parents Can Motivate Kids on the Autism Spectrum However, there are many ways teachers and parents can help kids on the autism spectrum to stay motivated. Both in the…
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Financial Assistance for Families Raising a child with disabilities

Financial Assistance for Families Raising a child with disabilities

Raising children in today's world can be tough. Raising a child with disabilities offers additional challenges other families may not face. The great news is you are not alone and there are resources available. Finding the right resources for your child can be challenging enough. Add to that the overwhelming costs of most therapies and equipment, it's easy for a parent to feel lost! Knowing where to go to get the right resources is key. Financial Assistance for Families Raising Children with Disabilities Today, we will go over the different options of financial assistance for families raising a child with…
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Be Mightier Giveaway

Be Mightier Giveaway

Win a Mightier Starter Kit in the "Be Mightier" Giveaway! Mightier Giveaway - Emotional regulation games for kids! Enter for Your Chance to Win One (1) Mightier Starter Kit ($100 value!) - which Includes the Mighty Band, 3 months of proven curriculum, one coaching session, and 3 months of Club Mightier! About Mightier Mightier Bioresponsive games help kids 6-14 build skills to better manage their emotions (though it can benefit even adults!) Kids wear a Mighty Band heart rate monitor to see their emotions come to life on the screen. Games get more difficult as heart rate rises, challenging kids to…
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Flying with a child with autism – Making Travel Less Stressful!

Flying with a child with autism – Making Travel Less Stressful!

Flying with a child with Autism When traveling with an autistic child, there is a ton of factors and steps to take.   Therefore, many families choose to drive so they have more control over the situation.  For some trips flying, is the better or only option. So, what is a parent to do?  Looking for autism friendly flights can seem like an overwhelming task and making the flight more predictable can be hard if you’ve also never flown before!   In this guide, we are going to go over some great ways to make flying with a child with autism easier.…
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How to Prepare a Teen with Special Needs for a Part Time Job

How to Prepare a Teen with Special Needs for a Part Time Job

5 Ways to Prepare a Teen with Special Needs for a Part Time Job By Ron Stefanski Getting a job is a rite of passage for most teenagers. Part-time jobs offer many benefits to teens, from saving money to career experience. Your special needs child deserves the same opportunities. Your teenager will gain confidence and independence as they approach adulthood with their first job. With a little extra support, you can successfully prepare a teenager with special needs for a part time job Set Them Up for Success A new job can, and will, bring all kinds of challenges with…
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Financial  Planning for A Child with Special Needs

Financial Planning for A Child with Special Needs

Financial Planning for A Child with Special Needs Raising a child is costly — around $14,000 annually. The expenses associated with raising a child climb for children with special needs. While everyone’s children and financial situation differs, for most parents, managing their finances while raising their child can be difficult. Thankfully, there are many resources available to you so you are able to provide and care for your child. Check out what you need to know when planning your finances for your child. Financial Planning for A Child with Special Needs Planning Phase It’s important to become very aware of…
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Comfitude Velvet Weighted Blanket Review

Comfitude Velvet Weighted Blanket Review

Weighted Blankets are the hot topic of the season this year! People are finding out the huge benefits of weighted blankets. Whether you are affected by anxiety, sleep issues, autism, adhd, or just really want to feel like you are sleeping in a hug, these weighed blankets are ideal! Today, check out our Comfitude Velvet Weighted Blanket Review. (Hint: I LOVED IT!) Comfitude Velvet Weighted Blanket Review Disclaimer: We received a Comfitude Velvet Weighted Blanket in a beautiful gray color for free, in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are my own, and true! Now that that is out…
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Bright Buddies: An Adorable Weighted Blanket & Plush for Autism

Bright Buddies: An Adorable Weighted Blanket & Plush for Autism

Bright Buddies: An Adorable Weighted Blanket & Plush for Autism Weight Blankets are all the craze right now, and rightfully so! We've been using weighted blankets for our autistic children for about a year now, and the results are undeniable! Weighted blankets for Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety are a perfect solution for anxiety, sleep issues, and calming down. Finally, there is super cute weighted blanket that comes with a match weighted plush! Enter Bright Buddies: An Adorable Weighted Blanket & Plush for Autism, ADHD, & SPD Bright Buddies: Weight Blanket & Weight Plush Combo When I was a little girl,…
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