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Creating a Better Home Environment for Children with Autism

Creating a Better Home Environment for Children with Autism

When living with a child with autism, it is imperative to create a safe, functional, and comfortable home. The environment in which an autistic child grows can significantly impact their development, social connections, and lifestyle. Creating a Better Home Environment for Children with Autism Autistic individuals can be sensitive to different sounds, colors, and light, among other stimuli. Understanding their symptoms is very important when you want to help them and make them feel comfortable. If you are looking to create a conducive environment for the optimal growth of your child, you will want to pay attention to the following:…
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Autism and divorce: Dispelling popular myths

Autism and divorce: Dispelling popular myths

autism and divorce rates Although it is unfortunate, divorce is a reality for many families. It can be incredibly tough for the family to adjust to the new reality. However, it is better to stay healthy apart than to be in a relationship that makes it difficult for the two of you to function. Hence, in some cases, divorce may be the best route not just for yourself but also for your family. Autism and divorce Breaking the news regarding divorce to your children is difficult as is. However, children with special needs and autistic children require extra care and…
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Sending My Son with Autism to a Residential School

Sending My Son with Autism to a Residential School

autism residential school Not every story of autism or special needs is the same. What works for one child and family won't work the same for another child and family. When we started our journey, it was to share our unique story. We did this because I knew a different take was what the autism community needed. I want to continue that same message, but with a different take. We are going to be sharing other families stories. Today's post is just that. The story of one mom's choice to send he some with autism to a residential home: Why…
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Create the Best Home Environment For Your Autistic Child

Create the Best Home Environment For Your Autistic Child

best home environment for your autistic child A happy home environment is the foundation of a happy life. This sentiment rings especially true in the current social climate, especially when you have a child with autism or special needs. Finding the right balance to create a better living situation for your child while still supporting the rest of your family is key. Here’s everything you need to know about making the right changes in 2021. Creating the Best Home Environment For Your Autistic Child Before committing to any home improvement project, you want to make sure it is the best…
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Preparing for your Autistic Child’s First Dentist Visit

Preparing for your Autistic Child’s First Dentist Visit

autistic child's first dentist visit An estimated 33% of children experience some level of dental anxiety. Dentist's offices are full of bright lights, loud noises, and potentially painful instruments, so it's no wonder one-third of children are afraid. This fear can be compounded in autistic children. Preparing for your Autistic Child's First Dentist Visit If you need help preparing for your autistic child's first dentist visit, keep reading. 1. Talk to the Dentist and Dental Assistants Ahead of Time Make sure you book your first dentist visit with a pediatric dentist that is comfortable with and can accommodate them. Here…
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The Causes of Autism: Busting the Myths

The Causes of Autism: Busting the Myths

Autism spectrum disorder is a broad range of conditions. It is characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, verbal and nonverbal communication. Scientists are still trying to pin down the primary cause. Because the origin of the condition exists in a grey area, it has allowed people to develop their own causes of autism based on nothing but hearsay. In this post, we will help you understand the difference between the actual causes of autism and the myths. This will help you to decide if it’s time to contact a birth injury solicitor if you believe this was the…
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Assistive Technological Aids for Autism

Assistive Technological Aids for Autism

Technology is changing us and everything around us. It's an integral part of our daily lives. Not a day goes by when we do not rely on technology. From the simple act of ringing the doorbell to developing complex technological systems, our lifestyles depend on various assistive devices. Technology has improved countless aspects of our lives, and it has also made vast contributions to the field of communication. Many of these technologies have proven to be very useful in aiding individuals with autism. Assistive Technological Aids for Autism There are numerous technological aids for individuals with autism. They can range…
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Top 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Autistic Children

Top 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Autistic Children

The autistic child in your life brings you so much joy — but that does not mean it's easy to buy them Christmas presents. Over the years, you've learned your child's sensitivities. Perhaps they don't like loud sounds or strong smells or flashing lights. These qualities can overload your son or daughter's senses, so a gift that includes them would be unpleasant. Top 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Autistic Children You know what your child does and doesn't like by now, though. You need some Christmas gift ideas for autistic children to jog your brain and help you find the…
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Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

There has been a growing trend in helping autistic kids deal with stress. Getting pets - especially dogs - can provide a caring companion that loves your child unconditionally and support them in their daily activities. Any pet can be an adventure - but dogs have proven to be especially effective because of their protective and friendly “pack” dynamic.  A study has found out that of all the families with autistic children they examined, 67% had dogs, and 94% of parents reported their children forming a special bond with their animal friend. Thanks to that, children had an opportunity to…
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How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting

How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting

Current research has shown that about 1 in every 54 children born in the US have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Often, parents take on some extra stressors when it comes to raising an autistic child.  A medical alert system such as a tag, bracelet, or necklace could be of great assistance for children with autism. How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting Today we will be looking at some of the ways a medical alert system could help improve autism parenting. Elopement Often, autistic children can be impulsive and prone to wandering. They wander from an environment they find frightening.…
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