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Category: Autism

Today you are 13 years old and we are so proud of you
11/27/201911/27/2019
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Today you are 13 years old and we are so proud of you

The moment you were born you where pushed from doctor to specialist – you where “casted” for a clubfoot when you where a mere 5 hours old.  Nothing you experienced in your first years was “normal childhood” – for the first two year of your life you did not experience a bath or playing in...

No fuss, no cook Paper Mache Paste for the holidays
11/26/201911/26/2019
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No fuss, no cook Paper Mache Paste for the holidays

We realise that the old fashioned (or traditional way) of making paper mache involves a stove and glue and all kinds of skills BUT we also know that Autistic children do not see danger and tend to stick things in their mouths. So we are going to keep our no cook paper mache recipe simple...

Water safety for your autistic child
11/25/201911/25/2019
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Water safety for your autistic child

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are more often than not captivated by water and it is not hard to understand why this is.  Playing or being in water is a Sensory heaven for many!  The way the water feels on their bodies, the sound water makes when they splash in it and the visual reflections...

Creating Safety Plans for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder over the holidays (and every other day in between)
11/24/201911/24/2019
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Creating Safety Plans for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder over the holidays (and every other day in between)

To understanding the importance of “creating safety plans for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” fully, you need to understand Autism as a diagnosis and what the characteristics of Autism are. Whilst persons with autism may possess all or some of the following characteristics – it is vitally important to understand that Autism is a Spectrum...

A schedule over the holidays that can work for everybody…
11/20/201911/20/2019
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A schedule over the holidays that can work for everybody…

.. but more importantly a schedule over the holidays that works for your Autistic Child – because let’s face it, “happy autistic child equals happy parents”. There is nothing worse than having a child (any child) that is constantly crying, moaning or screaming and holidays are meant to be a time for rest!   It is...

How to make a DIY Insect (BUG) Hotel… and why would you want to?
11/08/201911/11/2019
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How to make a DIY Insect (BUG) Hotel… and why would you want to?

There are so many activities to do, but building a bug hotel will make you an instant hero – because  autistic children love bugs!  Actually not just bugs – Autistic children have in most cases got an incredible bond with animals.  Maybe it is because our children are acutely sensitive, vibrating with a frequency that...

Why do children with autism love jumping and climbing so much?
11/05/201911/05/2019
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Why do children with autism love jumping and climbing so much?

Children love jumping and climbing, there is no denying it. However, children with Autism, also known as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), can at times jump and climb excessively – to a point where parents end up frustrated and exhausted. So why do so many children with autism jump and climb excessively? The answer to this...