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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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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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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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Make Toothbrushing Time Less Stressful

Make Toothbrushing Time Less Stressful

Morning and night-time routines can be a struggle for some kids, making the whole thing a very stressful event. Unfortunately, as washing and hygiene is an essential part of everyday life, there is no avoiding it. So how do you make toothbrushing time less stressful? While there is no magic trick, there are some tried and true tips that can help. Here are a few tips to help make cleaning their teeth less of a battle for you and your children. Musical Toothbrushes Yes, this is a real thing! It is recommended that you brush your teeth for 2 minutes.…
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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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5 Tips For Respecting The Disability Community

5 Tips For Respecting The Disability Community

Disability isn't equal to incapability and abnormality. Because of their individual impairment, people with disabilities usually become left out in society. Sadly, not all people who acknowledge the disability community little on respecting them. Worse, many people are being ableist, either purposefully or not, due to their lack of disability awareness and education.  5 Tips For Respecting The Disability Community Thankfully, several communities and organizations help people with disabilities to live their lives conveniently. You can learn more here on how these types of organizations offer comprehensive services to the disability community, including recreation, family and caregiver support, financial planning, housing, and…
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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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