autism resources

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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How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs

How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs

How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs Medical needs vary from physical, mental, and emotional needs. Some students may have disabilities that make performing various physical activities difficult such as walking and grasping objects. Other conditions that require medical attention include anxiety, depression, autism, and dyslexia. Colleges need to accommodate students with medical needs, regardless of the type of condition that is experienced. It's only unfair that students without medical needs experience college differently from students who require medical attention.  How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs This article will discuss different medical conditions that require attention and…
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Empowered Brain: The First Wearable System for Children with Autism

Empowered Brain: The First Wearable System for Children with Autism

Empowered Brain, the first wearable system for autistic children (previously only available at schools) is now available in home! Keep reading to find out more! As the school year starts again, many children are going back virtually.  Emergency online schooling last year proved that our children with special needs were not getting all the resources needed.  Now, as the new year begins, there is additional anxiety from children and parents.  How will we be able to make sure our children are engaged, occupied, and able to handle this newfound anxiety and uncertainty? The creators of Brain Power are now offering…
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Autism and Transition: Why is transitioning so hard?

Autism and Transition: Why is transitioning so hard?

One of the key things that cause meltdowns in our home is transitions. Whenever there is a change in routine or schedule, we are bound to have a meltdown. One of the main questions I receive is about autism and transitions. Why does it happen, and how can I help. The following is an example of how this can play out: Yesterday morning I have an appointment. Usually, on a Tuesday morning, it's my daughter's time to have a doctor visit. My husband forgot that it was my appointment. He thought it was hers, so my daughter did not get…
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Autism: Public Restrooms and Sensory Issues

Autism: Public Restrooms and Sensory Issues

A major aspect of autism is sensory-based triggers.  My son doesn't notice many things around him. Our youngest daughter, on the other hand, many things can trigger her. Most of the time, it's a change in schedule or routine.   When thinking of possible triggers, public restrooms are a definite trigger for sensory issues. Autism: Public Restrooms and Sensory Issues Today’s random trigger was the automatic flushing toilets at the mall. We don't go to the mall very often this time we decided to go to an outside mall when we got there I decided to take the kids to the…
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Chalk Wild Wearable Resource for Autism

Chalk Wild Wearable Resource for Autism

Having a child with an autism diagnosis takes a lot of adjusting.  So you could probably imagine (or maybe not) how much we have to adjust things around with having 3 autistic children. One of my favorite forms of therapy is art therapy.  Being able to use art as a positive outlet as well as a learning experience is absolutely amazing. I was recently introduced to a new resource for autism that absolutely blew me away!  Imagine having everything you need to create, erase, and repeat with you all the time.  The Chalk Wild Backpack is just that!  Let's check…
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