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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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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Find’em Scent Safe- Bringing Loved Ones Home Quicker!

Find’em Scent Safe- Bringing Loved Ones Home Quicker!

Having three autistic children, the worry of wandering is high.  While our oldest is not one to often elope, our two younger ones will.  We do use GPS devices for them, but sometimes that is not enough.  Electronics may work most of the time, but some variables can make them not as efficient.  They can be taken off, clothing attached can be removed, or battery/technology failures.  That is why I am so thankful to have found a game-changing product.  The Find’ Em Safe Scent allows families to collect and store uncontaminated scent samples.  Find’em Scent Safe- Bringing Loved Ones Home…
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Jade & Trubs: The Story of the Unadoptable Cat & an Autistic Child

Jade & Trubs: The Story of the Unadoptable Cat & an Autistic Child

Jade & Trubs - Mutual Rescue When it comes to animals, we all know they can offer a special bond with you like none other.  When it comes to disabilities, animals have been helping people in massive ways.  Whether a Seeing Eye dog for the blind, mobility assistance dogs or emotional support animals, people are understanding this bond more and more.  For autistic individuals, a bond with an animal can do wonders.  Such is the case with Jade & Trubs: The Story of the Unadoptable Cat & an Autistic Child “Adopting a pet can greatly benefit the lives of people…
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Helpful Tips for Reducing Morning Stress | Autism Parenting Advice

Helpful Tips for Reducing Morning Stress | Autism Parenting Advice

Helpful Tips for Reducing Morning Stress | Autism Parenting Advice Autistic children often struggle with getting ready in the morning. There is a lot of anxiety and choices to make for most children in the morning. For children with autism, routines are essential. But what is a parent to help their child in reducing morning stress? Sticking with morning routines for your kids can make all the difference in your and your child’s day. In particular, having a strategy for the morning that includes all of the necessities in a specific order can do worlds of good for getting your…
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Essential Guide to Weighted Blankets

Essential Guide to Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets are used to combat specific sensory deficits or overload, along with several other mental health and emotional disorders. Those with chronic anxiety, depression, insomnia, autism, dementia, and attention deficit problems can benefit from using a weighted blanket. These unique blankets counteract these issues and aid in better rest periods and relaxation. This essential guide to weighted blanket answers several of the top questions asked. Many occupational therapists recommend weighted blanket therapy as part of an individual's daily routines. Children over two years of age may also benefit from switching to an appropriate sized and weighted blanket. These blankets…
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The Greatest Toys For Kids With Autism

The Greatest Toys For Kids With Autism

If you have a child that has autism, then you already understand the challenges that come along with it. You also understand that even though your child may seem different in many ways from other kids, at the end of the day, they are still a child like any other. They are unique, that is all, and an exceptional child needs special care with even more wonderful treatment and love. We love to see the look on any child’s face when they see a brand new toy handed to them. And for children with autism, being able to have toys…
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Auditory Processing Disorder Explained

Auditory Processing Disorder Explained

Auditory Processing Disorder Explained Auditory Processing Disorder or Central Auditory Processing Disorder is a disability in learning. A particular individual can hear sounds but has a difficult time or problem in processing them or putting them into words. Most common problems encountered by an individual who has this kind of disability are having difficulty in understanding the words that they hear and remembering what they hear. Others may see a similarity with Auditory Processing Disorder Treatment and ADHD, they are not the same at all. Children mostly are the ones who are experiencing treatment. They are hearing normally and have…
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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, it's no wonder parents are currently searching for vitamins for autism and ADHD.  Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a developmental disorder with different levels of autism.  Autism refers to a broad range of conditions that affect a person’s social skills, 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 of the symptoms of autism,…
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Neurocore’s Neurotherapy opens new avenues for treating mental disorders

Neurocore’s Neurotherapy opens new avenues for treating mental disorders

Neurotherapy (also known as neurofeedback) is a healthcare practice where electrical feedbacks from the brain are measured as waves and curated to help the brain learn to self-regulate. This practice involves using neurofeedback as a reward system for your mind to encourage it to learn. Nuerocore, a Brain Performance Center that runs eight facilities in Florida and Michigan have almost perfected this art. Through Neurotherapy, the brain is stimulated to learn through positive reinforcement, practice, and repetition. Studies have proven that this method is extremely effective as the brain can not only learn how to function efficiently but also be…
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