How to Celebrate a Sensory-Friendly Holiday for Kids with Autism

How to Celebrate a Sensory-Friendly Holiday for Kids with Autism

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4 WAYS TO MAKE THE HOLIDAYS AUTISM-FRIENDLY Festive lights and décor Twinkling lights, giant singing displays, evergreen scents permeating the house, and candy canes hanging from a tree that is suddenly sprouting from your living room. It’s natural for sensory overload to come into play. Even if a child with autism doesn’t have sensory issues, […]

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5 Tips to Make Thanksgiving More Comfortable for Children with Autism

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For many people, Thanksgiving is a time when family members gather together and give thanks. While it’s often filled with gobbles of food, American football, storytelling and more, this can also be a stressful time for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. The good news is that there are ways to help your child […]

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The Teal Pumpkin Project

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  Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. As any parent of a food allergy child will tell you, it can be stressful and frustrating — not to mention, extremely worrisome. With Halloween around the corner, consuming one piece of the wrong candy can have dangerous effects. After all, some of […]

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Halloween Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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By www.laparent.com/halloween-for-kids-with-autism/ Halloween is an exciting holiday for kids, but it may offer certain challenges for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board of the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles partnered with Kathryn Smith, RN, DrPH, nurse care manager in the Boone Fetter Clinic, to provide tips every […]

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Sensational Parenting

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  You adore your sensitive, active or “spirited” child, but his sensory needs pose unique challenges.  Here are some tips from an occupational therapist for creating a supportive environment at home for a child with Sensory Processing Disorder.   Explore your own sensory needs – Are you overwhelmed in crowded places or bothered by background […]

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Women Making a Difference

  Her mission is simple: to empower individuals with special needs to take charge of their own learning and lives, making it possible for them to be competent, caring and contributing members of society; and to provide learning opportunities through customized, innovative solutions. At only 26 years of age, Dr. Lavelle’s belief that every student […]

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Two Habits of Highly Effective Time Managers

One of the challenges I face in my practice is time management, a usually self-taught skill that is not in textbooks or college classes. We have busy schedules! We might start our day responding to emails and text messages and putting together the puzzle of providers and students being absent or late. Break Down Your […]

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Good Teachers, Revisited

Over the course of my practice, I have had the privilege of visiting many classrooms and meeting many excellent teachers. I want to take some time to explore the the special traits I have encountered that good teachers all have. I started analyzing this subject in a blog we published in 2016 (here), and in continuing […]

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Guest Post: Toddler Imitation Games

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This guest post by Jacklin Pfaff originally appeared on TrombettaTales. Jacklin is a Physical Therapist and is a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist with a specialization in Early Intervention. Jacklin has been a PT for almost 10 years and has worked in a variety of settings with adults and children during that time. She currently […]

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Back To School!

Is it back-to-school time already? Where did the summer go! We have some tips and recommendations for getting your family and kids ready for the new school year. Children in general, but especially those with special needs, often have trouble with transitions. It stems from difficulty in shifting attention from one activity to the next […]

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