autism parenting

A Guide to Traveling with an Autistic Child

A Guide to Traveling with an Autistic Child

There are a lot of great family-friendly travel destinations throughout the country and the world. When you have a child on the spectrum, you may feel like travel isn’t an option for you. The reality is that you can travel when you have an autistic child. It can be a wonderful experience for your entire family, with just a few things in mind. A Guide to Traveling with an Autistic Child The following are things to keep in mind to plan a good travel experience. Consider Your Destination When you have a child on the spectrum, transitions can be difficult.…
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How to Help a Child Deal with Stress

How to Help a Child Deal with Stress

We all face stress in our daily lives, and it affects us significantly. There are stressful and sometimes traumatic one-off events that can happen. For example, if you’re in a car accident, you may feel an immediate sense of fear and panic. You may even feel temporarily frozen. Then, after the accident, you might begin to process what happened, and you can develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Along with specific stressful events, we often deal with chronic, low-level stress related to work, home life, and relationships. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, we have all likely had even more added to our…
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Autism-Friendly Activities to Do, and Places to Explore in New York

Autism-Friendly Activities to Do, and Places to Explore in New York

Kids with autism need special care, both physically and mentally. Their needs cannot be ignored, which is why parents keep a close eye on them as much as possible. One of the best ways to help kids with autism feel excited and happy is to take them on tours or vacations. That allows them to break free from their usual mundane routines and helps them enjoy life as it should be enjoyed. Autism-Friendly Activities to Do, and Places to Explore in New York Of course, these kids will need special care, which is why you have to be a bit…
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5 Tips for Creating a Person-Centered Plan for a Child with Special Needs

5 Tips for Creating a Person-Centered Plan for a Child with Special Needs

Planning for your child’s future needs may not be at the forefront of your mind when you’re focused on caring for your kid every day, but at some point, you need to start planning. There are various models available for planning the future needs of a child with special needs. One of the best, which has been around for a few decades but has recently gained much more popularity, is person-centered planning. It varies from other plans because it’s more of a discovery process that helps identify both what is important for your child and what is important to your…
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How To Make A Home Better For A Young Adult With Special Needs

How To Make A Home Better For A Young Adult With Special Needs

Raising a child with special needs comes with a range of hurdles. Many of the resources you find online can be quite helpful with managing this, as can many local organizations. These can often focus on their younger years, however. Should you expect changes when they get older? When it comes to a young adult with special needs, some differences will become evident. That could lead to differences in living arrangements. While your child will want independence, they mightn’t be able to live entirely on their own. That doesn’t mean living in a communal living facility. You could make some…
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Preparing your Kids and Home for your Nanny’s Arrival

Preparing your Kids and Home for your Nanny’s Arrival

Preparing your Kids and Home for your Nanny’s Arrival More than 200,000 people in the U.S. work as nannies. These professional childcare workers nurture thousands of kids so that their parents can work. While many of us grew up with stereotypical ideas of images of nannies with a face like Mary Poppins, the fact is that nannies include both sexes and adults of all ages; even high school students work as nannies today. It’s not uncommon for many families to invite a caretaker into their family so that the children can be cared for in the comfort and safety of…
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7 Tips for Finding a Disability Friendly Lawyer

7 Tips for Finding a Disability Friendly Lawyer

Finding a suitable lawyer when you need them most is hard enough, but even harder when you have a disability. So, how can you decide which one to use with accessibility in mind? How do you find a disability friendly lawyer? Solicitors work in the legal sector, so they should know exactly what to do to live up to expectations of the Equality Act. While most solicitors provide a good service and sound advice, there are some who fall short. 7 Tips for Finding a Disability-Friendly Lawyer Perhaps you’re already working with a firm but aren’t happy with the current…
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How To Support A Child With Special Needs As A Single Parent

How To Support A Child With Special Needs As A Single Parent

Raising a child on your own is never easy; especially when your child has special needs. It’s said that a single parent carries both the challenge of meeting all of their kids’ needs and ensuring that they receive the proper medical care and attention for their health concerns.  How To Support A Child With Special Needs As A Single Parent Thus, solo parents are believed to carry a heavy burden upon their shoulders and have to support their children and themselves no matter the circumstances are which in itself seems like an insurmountable responsibility to take on.   But the good…
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Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students

Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students

Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students For parents of neurodiverse kids, the “back to school” season usually brings with it one consistent emotion: feeling overwhelmed. Any kind of abrupt change, in general, can be difficult for learners with autism, ADHD, ODD, or other neurodiverse diagnoses. Tack on navigating a post-pandemic world, and you have a challenge that no one was prepared for. Parents, then, are left scrambling to find strategies to make this transition as easy as possible. But what exactly are those strategies? Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students If you find yourself feeling like this, take…
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3 Exercises to Promote Calming for Autistic Children

3 Exercises to Promote Calming for Autistic Children

It's tough to imagine the daily struggles of an Autistic child. They often struggle with being bullied, sidelined, and taken for granted. As a parent, seeing your child treated this way can be heartbreaking.  With certain preventative measures, you can enhance your child's socializing skills and overall mood. One such way is getting them to exercise.  3 Exercises to Promote Calming for Autistic Children It's free, improves your child's overall health, and could be fun if done correctly.  So, what are these exercises? How to do them?  Before such questions send you into a world of "This is so overwhelming,"…
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