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  • Tech Resources Help Kids with ASD Succeed in School

    Tech Resources Help Kids with ASD Succeed in School

    Technology has found a place in many therapeutic areas, and it’s gaining speed in the world of autism spectrum disorder. With many children with ASD drawn to tech gadgets, it makes sense to use that innate connection to enhance the quality of education and your child’s functional skills. A number of autism organizations, advocacy groups […]

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    Childhood Diseases: What You Can Do to Change The Odds in Your Child’s Favor

    When I was a kid, none of my peers had type 2 diabetes. I didn’t know anyone with a life-threatening peanut allergy. The label ADHD was rarely used. Today more kids will live with a chronic medical condition in childhood than won’t. Read that again. It would be unbelievable if it weren’t so pervasive. Allergies, […]

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  • Autism Dietary Needs and Schools

    Autism Dietary Needs and Schools: Making It Work

    As research emerges demonstrating that certain dietary changes may improve the signs and symptoms of ASD, more parents are placing their children on supplements or restricting certain foods from their diets. Certain supplements have also been shown to reduce the gastrointestinal symptoms that frequently plague children with ASD. Celebrities like Jenny McCarthy have touted the […]

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  • School Safety Tips for Your Autistic Child

    Back-to-School Safety Tips for Your Autistic Child

    Your autistic child is heading back to school, to a new school, or to school for the first time. In any case, their safety is your top priority, and you can’t keep your watchful eyes on them 24-7 while they’re attending school. There are ways to keep them safe even when they’re out of sight […]

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  • School Checklist for Autistic Children

    The School Checklist for Autistic Children

    You’re nervous about your autistic child starting a new school year. You worry about whether they’ll thrive in the new environment, whether the teacher will be successful in building the connection your child so desperately needs to foster a conducive learning environment. Here’s a back-to-school prep checklist for autistic children.   Talk up the positives […]

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  • Back to School with Autism

    Back to School with Autism: Three Tips to Prepare

    The start of a new school year is stressful for families of children with autism. Changes to the environment can be especially disturbing for some autistic kids, and parents are wracked with nerves and guilt over how well they’ll adapt to the new situation, new teachers, and new classmates. There are some things you can […]

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  • The Steps to Empowerment

    The Steps to Empowerment

    Accept and Embrace The Challenge. By acceptance, I do NOT mean loving it. I hate autism for stealing my son’s childhood. But I am not in denial, because denial kept me from walking a path I ultimately needed to walk. Without the challenges that life gives us, how do we find out what we are […]

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  • Prayers Are Answered

    Prayers Are Answered

    Our home life is in shatters. My husband and I desperately search for answers to help our 3-year-old autistic son. One day I open the newspaper and see a conference advertised in the area called DAN – Defeat Autism Now. One of the first presenters is a beautiful woman named Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, lecturing on […]

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  • Blood, Water and Tears

    Blood, Water and Tears

    Wyatt’s pre-school suggests private speech lessons, which he begins 2 times a week, and I am grateful they don’t mention autism. When my next-door neighbor tells me she sees signs of autism in him a few weeks before he turns 3, I am furious. My call to the pediatrician allays my fears again, as he […]

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  • Denial is a Powerful Thing

    Denial is a Powerful Thing

    But denial does not ultimately serve us well. It may keep the pain of truth away for a period of time, but it only serves to make the truth harder to bear once we face it. The most dangerous aspect of denial is that it keeps us from moving forward on a journey that we […]

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