autism

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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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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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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How Visual Schedules Help Children with Special Needs

How Visual Schedules Help Children with Special Needs

How Visual Schedules Help Special Needs Children We use many tools to keep our days organized, from our old-school notebooks to our online calendars. They're so handy for adults. Why wouldn't we give our kids the same types of tools to organize their days? It turns out that children benefit from scheduling tools, too. But theirs look a little bit different. How Visual Schedules Help Children With Special Needs Behavior therapists have been using visual schedules for the last 25 years to help children stay focused and transition from one task to the next. What are Visual Schedules? A visual…
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Do Weighted Blankets Work? 8 Health Benefits You Need to Know

Do Weighted Blankets Work? 8 Health Benefits You Need to Know

Do you ever feel like you need someone to press your back or shoulders each time you suffer from pain in those areas? This is because the pressure applied to those regions that hurt helps relieve some of the pain, at least momentarily. Weighted blankets work with the same principle, where weight is applied to the entire body at night when using the blanket. Do Weighted Blankets Work? 8 Health Benefits You Need to Know In this article, we’ll have a look at eight of the benefits that are a result of using weighted blankets and why you should consider…
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Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children

Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children

Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children Being a parent is, as a whole, challenging at times. It holds all sorts of challenges at different stages, some that seem bigger than others. Having a child with autism brings along other unique needs. Autism affects the entire family, especially when it comes to food, sleep, and routine. Most autistic children have some sensory issues.  So, how do you help your autistic child eat a well-balanced diet? Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children While every child is different, there are some tried and true tips that can start you on the right path.…
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