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Are You ‘Dead Tired?’ Sleep Strategies for Autistic Children and Their Parents

Posted on: August 4, 2015 In: ADHD, Adults with Autism, Aspergers, Autism, Autism Care, Autism family
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It’s 5 o’clock in the morning. The sun hasn’t yet begun peaking its eye over the horizon and you’re awake. A sound jolted you from your sleep, possibly for the umpteenth time tonight. Your autistic child is out of bed -walking around the house, making noise. All in all, you may be able to scrape More

“Autistic Boy Missing”: How to Minimize the Risk this Will Happen to Your Child

missing boy

One day last month, in the quiet community of St. James, Missouri, Jonathan Shay, an 11 year old boy with autism, and his cousin, Xavier Baylor, also 11, wandered off from their residence into the nearby woods -something the two boys did quite often. According to the Lake News Online, the boys went walking around More

How to Connect with Your Child with Autism

Posted on: June 17, 2015 In: Autism, Autism Care, Autism family, Children with Autism

Discovering that one’s child has autism can feel like the bottom dropped out of life. There are numerous misconceptions about autism and even more misunderstanding. The spectrum of autism covers a wide range of social and behavioral challenges, and making an emotional connection can be one of the most difficult. There are numerous ways parents More

What kids should be eating?

Posted on: December 12, 2014 In: ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, PDD-NOS

Only 1% of young people between two to nineteen eat a healthy diet. Many children are fussy eaters and exasperated parents will let kids eat anything they want just to they eat. What kids should be eating, your children should be getting per day: 6-11 servings of grains 3-5 servings of vegetables 2-4 servings of More

Remember “Mozart Makes You Smarter”

Posted on: November 24, 2014 In: ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, PDD-NOS

A 1993 study of college students showed them performing better on spatial reasoning tests after listening to a Mozart sonata. That led to claims that listening to Mozart temporarily increases IQs — and to a raft of products purporting to provide all sorts of benefits to the brain…

Play is the highest form of research.

Posted on: November 19, 2014 In: ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, PDD-NOS

Researches found children don’t play or are rarely touched develop brains 20-30% smaller than normal.

Teach tying shoes

Posted on: November 19, 2014 In: ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Children with Autism, PDD-NOS
tie shoes

1. Put shoes on the table where his/her eye contact can reach. 2. Use pipe cleaners to teach shoe tying instead of floppy shoelaces

Learning Disabilities and Autism

Posted on: November 8, 2014 In: ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, PDD-NOS

What’s the difference between learning disabilities and learning difficulties? A learning difficulty is a “problem” that occurs in the brain, resulting in the person in question struggling with various “simple” tasks. A person with a learning difficulty will often exceed in other areas however. This is the human body’s way of making up for being More

The Best 7 Anti Anxiety Foods

Posted on: October 26, 2014 In: ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Autism Care
food cure anxiety

Overcoming anxiety without medications involves making lifestyle changes, and that includes changing your diet. By choosing the right foods, you can drastically cut down on the amount of anxiety you experience – and possibly improve your mood. Whole Grain Foods

Activities on a Tight Budget and Schedule

Posted on: October 26, 2014 In: ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Autism Care

Affordable, autism-friendly activities are available through local and national organizations. For instance, the YMCA offers swim classes for children with special needs; it also offers financial assistance. Check with your local parks and recreation department for affordable activities designed for children with disabilities. Local autism support organizations such as Autism Speaks or the National Autism More

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