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Category: Autism Resources South Africa

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...