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Category: Autism Awareness

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...

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...

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...

Teaching numbers in a fun and interactive way
09/07/201909/07/2019
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Teaching numbers in a fun and interactive way

Teaching numbers and helping our children gain a passion for numbers is extremely important for their future independence. Autistic children in particular need to be taught numbers from a very young age. They need to be taught what the number represent and means - not just which follows onto what or what comes next.

Choosing your (Autism) battles
08/15/201908/21/2019
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Choosing your (Autism) battles

One of the best pieces of advice I can give any parent is to choose your battles and to not try and fix everything at once. Every phase in a child’s development will present with new battles and if you have the “choosing your battles” approach your autism journey will be much easier.