autism

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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Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety

Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety

Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety When you're the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you may have a general idea of how stressful or unfamiliar things cause them trauma or lead to outbursts. For example, if you were driving with your child and you were in a car accident, that trigger could lead to a serious meltdown because of the stress and the unfamiliar, scary element. Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety Then, there are those everyday situations that aren't as obvious where you might see links between autism and anxiety. With that in mind,…
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The Autism Life Through the Eyes of A Parent

The Autism Life Through the Eyes of A Parent

The Autism Life Through the Eyes of A ParentBy Alan Winnikoff When I take my son to programs for autistic kids, I often hear other parents quoting a particular statistic: 70% of special needs couples break up. Unfortunately, I've never been able to verify this. It might be nothing more than an urban legend. After all, plenty of special needs couples hang together despite the tremendous strain raising an autistic child puts on a marriage. Understandably, we are quick to characterize walking away from a special needs marriage as an act of supreme selfishness. After all, when one parent exits,…
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5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children

5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children

5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children Establishing and developing friendships is a vital part of children's development. A great way to encourage this is to set up playdates with other children.  For autistic children, this can sometimes be difficult due to changes in routine, environments, new people, and more. That said, children with autism want to play with others and make friends just as much as their neurotypical peers. 5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children There are steps that parents and caregivers can take to help create successful playdates for their autistic children.  Let’s take a…
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