From Service dogs to adoption, choosing the right dog for your ASD child can de difficult. Here are a few facts to get you started on your way to dogdom!
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.
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.
Children with autism spectrum disorder can have more trouble sleeping than other children—and that affects the whole family. In this article, I present strategies that helped my son with autism sleep better.
We live in a world where every time we turn on the television we see more traumatic events in our world. ASD children have difficulty processing these events.
There are many challenges to parenting a child with autism, and it all takes its toll. Here, we list some of the biggest issues faced by SEND parents today.
Are you looking for some great autism-friendly apps for your little one? Here's a review of five of them.
Bullying is an elusive problem affecting children on the spectrum more frequently than typical peers with potentially serious consequences.
It's easy to get stuck when trying to come up with creative indoor activities. Children on the spectrum seem to need constant motivation to unlock their eyes from their computers and get active.
These products are a great way to encourage special needs children to practice small motor skills and to help find ways to self sooth.
A meltdown is not to be confused with a tantrum. This article discusses the differences between a meltdown and a tantrum. It will share tips on how to manage meltdowns of children with autism.
Sometimes it is difficult for a child on the spectrum to understand empathy. The holiday season is the perfect time to teach them to care for others.
Parenting a child on the spectrum can be a challenge. Go with your gut and don't worry about what others think. Know that you are doing the best that you can.
The school dance can be a right of passage for many teens. Children on the autism spectrum can find this big event overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help navigate those rough waters.
Losing a friend can be devastating for an ASD child. There may be confusion or anger and it can be difficult to move forward. Strategies that might help lead your child to building new relationships.
It can be difficult to lure our spectrum children away from their computers. Here are a few ideas to help find some fun beyond the screen.
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.
From educating yourself to understanding and overseeing your child's therapies--five tips to ensure your child with autism thrives.
Sometimes we learn more from our kids than they do from us. Here are five of the most important lessons I've learned from my child on the autism spectrum.
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.
If you're a parent with a teenager on the autistic spectrum who wants to learn to drive a car, there are resources and trained driver rehabilitation specialists who can help.
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.