autism parenting

Get Camping! Our Best Tips for Camping with Autistic Children

Get Camping! Our Best Tips for Camping with Autistic Children

With everyone being cooped up for months, it is time to get outdoors! For Families with Autistic Children, these Camping tips are gold! Keep reading to find out how to make your next camping trip amazing for your children with Autism. Camping with children already requires a lot of work, but the challenge is more apparent if you’re camping with a child with autism. You must put your extra effort on everything: from the pre-trip preparations up to packing up post-trip. However, it is essential to point out that all these efforts are worth it, as being out in nature…
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10 Everyday Speech Therapy Exercises For Autism

10 Everyday Speech Therapy Exercises For Autism

Are you looking for some everyday speech therapy exercises for Autism? Keep reading for therapy you can do at home. With the current pandemic, parents with special needs children are now faced with continuing therapy services at home. Although parents of special needs children are not licensed therapists, that doesn't mean parents are no less qualified to provide therapy for their children. 10 Everyday Speech Therapy Exercises For Autism While these times may be different, your child's need for therapy hasn't changed. The good news is that now, your child can continue therapy at home with these ten easy speech…
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7 Things to Know After Your Child Receives an Autism Diagnosis

7 Things to Know After Your Child Receives an Autism Diagnosis

You've just left the doctors off with a diagnosis, now what? These seven things to know after your child receives an autism diagnosis will set you on the right path. Let’s start with some numbers that represent Autism around the world. The estimation of Autism Spectrum Disorder prevailing around the world is about 1%. In the United States, 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with Autism.  In Singapore, 1 in 150 Children is Autistic. The rates in Hong Kong now sit at 1 in 27. Added to those facts, the statistics of Autism occurring in a sibling is up to 20%.…
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Best Educational Tools for Autism & Top Teaching Advice for Parents

Best Educational Tools for Autism & Top Teaching Advice for Parents

Looking for the Best Educational Tools for Autism and Top Teaching Advice for Parents of Autistic children? Keep reading to learn more! According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with autism, making it essential to widen teaching methodologies in response to an autistic child’s specific learning needs. Be it at home or in the classroom, learning and development are the end-goal of every parent whose child is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). But rather than sticking to traditional at-home teaching methods, parents should first understand and…
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NYC Vacation Tips for Children with Autism

NYC Vacation Tips for Children with Autism

Looking for some NYC Vacation Tips for Children with Autism? Keep reading seven amazing tips for a smooth visit! As a parent of a child with autism, vacations can often feel out of reach. However, experiences in new places can help your child learn about the world around them.  If you are dreaming of a family vacation to NYC, these tips will help you make the right accommodations for a fantastic trip! New York is busy, noisy, and full of people.  If you are looking for things to do, there is always something on offer.  Museums, bus tours, street artists,…
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Helpful Tips to Communicate With Autistic Children

Helpful Tips to Communicate With Autistic Children

Autistic children struggle with communication and social interactions. After an autism diagnosis, many parents also struggle to learn the information needed to help their children thrive. According to your child's developmental level, it can be difficult to figure out even daily answers such as how they feel or what they would like to eat. Tips to Communicate With Autistic Children When communication becomes a struggle, it can be hard on everyone involved. In today's article, we'll be discussing some communication and interaction tips to help you communicate with an autistic child. These tips work well for anyone in your child's…
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Autism Safety: Keeping Your Autistic Child Safe at Home

Autism Safety: Keeping Your Autistic Child Safe at Home

Are you looking for safety Measures for Autistic Children Check out these five Autism Safety tools for keeping your child protected at home. Children with autism have specific behavioral concerns that must be considered by their parents and caregivers. Providing your child with a safe home environment is essential for their success. In today's post, we will be discussing some key Autism safety tools and resources. With these in place, you will be on your way to helping keep your autistic child safe at home. Autism Safety: Keeping Your Autistic Child Safe at Home Safety modifications must be done inside…
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11 Extraordinary Children’s Books about Autism

11 Extraordinary Children’s Books about Autism

Are you looking for some extraordinary children's books about autism? If so, this list will not only educate but inspire as well! Ranked on the list of developmental disorders, autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is not a disease, as many people might think. Autism is a medical condition that can cause difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests, and repetitive behaviors.r. These symptoms directly interfere with the way the child interacts with the world around them. 11 Extraordinary Children's Books about Autism One way to learn about autism is reading. There are several publications on the market…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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