Games and Activities for Preschool Children With Autism
Teaching kids who have autism is not an easy task. Many parents struggle and pay lots of money to applied behaviour analysts, but there are also useful games and activities you can do at home. We can teach our kids through play and by creating activities that they'll enjoy.
5 Things Autism Moms Wish You Knew
In my previous article, 5 Lessons My Child With Autism Taught Me, I discussed five of the most important lessons I've learned since my son on the autism spectrum came into my life. In this article, I'd like to follow up by mentioning a few of the things we autism moms wish you knew.
Caring for My Son With Autism and How It Worked for Me
My son Leo was diagnosed with autism and my life was forever changed. Here's how our family coped with the realities of my son's autism.
Five Tips for Parents When You Find Out Your Child Has Autism
From educating yourself to understanding and overseeing your child's therapies--five tips to ensure your child with autism thrives.
Preparing Your Asperger's Child for the Holidays
Parents of children with Asperger's syndrome (high-functioning autism) must put extra time and effort into planning for the holidays. Helping your child prepare for each upcoming event can help prevent sensory overload and meltdowns.
What Not to Say to the Parents of a Special Needs Child
How many times have you spoken without thinking? I have done it more times than I am proud of. While it was never my intent to hurt anyone's feelings, somehow I did so anyway. Maybe we all need to stop, slow down and think about what we are going to say before we say it.
How to Have a Great Disney World Vacation With a Child Who Has Autism
When you have autism, life can be tough even on a good day. Vacations can seem like an impossible dream. But here are some easy steps to help your family enjoy a Disney World vacation.
It Is Scary When Your Autistic Child Is Getting a New Teacher!
You finally found the perfect teacher—and then it's time for a new one! You may worry about re-explaining things, how your child will get along with the new teacher, and most of all, rebuilding trust.
5 Things You Shouldn't Say to Parents of an Autistic Child
The mom of an autistic son recalls the insensitive comments that magnified her grief after her son's diagnosis. 1 child in every 40 is on the spectrum so we need to be more sensitive about what we say to parents who are hurting.
How Parents Can Help Their Child With Autism Make Friends
Like most parents of children with autism, I worried about my son's future. Could he attend public school, go to college, and get a job? Given his limited social skills, though, the thing I fretted about most was whether he'd develop friendships. Luckily, I discovered ways to help him get his tribe.
Was Your Child Just Diagnosed With Autism? Loving Advice From One Mother to Another
A mother looks back 11 years ago when her 4-year-old son was diagnosed with autism. Battling feelings of anger and despair, she was close to a breakdown until seeing a therapist. She now advises moms to learn from her mistakes by taking good care of themselves, their marriages, and their other kids.
10 Things to Know About Tonsil Surgery for a Child With Autism
When your child with Autism needs tonsil and adnoid surgery, here is a step-by-step guide for parents packed full of information about what to expect. From surgery to recovery, 10 things to know.