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It’s always best to be prepared when troublemakers like Daylight Saving Time show up and cause interference at home. Being proactive and doing what you can to get back on track as soon as possible will help maintain a calm household before temperaments and behaviors ge...

Everyone wants to experience a truly peaceful and joyous holiday but the ideal “picture perfect” image presented in film and print is often too unrealistic to achieve, especially if you do nothing but expect it will happen. The hustle and bustle, the bright lights, the...

If your child with autism is still being haunted by the excitement of the holiday, you may be asking yourself what you could have done to minimize this. The gift of time will eventually bring your sensory sensitive child back to calm but what about the upcoming holiday...

Many people equate organization with extreme neatness and cleanliness, and therefore feel that they can never be organized. But organization has less to do with neatness and much more to do with patterns of activity.

Going to a new school or having a new teacher in the same building can be cause for worry even among the most confident of kids. But when you have a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder their concerns are usually bigger than this. Be it a fear that the teacher will n...

For many parents of children on the autism spectrum celebrations have to be approached with caution. Not every child is able to withstand the sensory stimulation that a holiday like this can create. Whether you are hosting such a festivity or going elsewhere, it’s impo...

Even though your child may do well academically, and is considered to be high-functioning, there may be a discrepancy between IQ and adaptive skills. This is often the case with high-functioning autism or Aspergers. So make sure adaptive and executive functioning skill...

Learning how to be appropriately assertive rather than passive, or aggressive, is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Bullies look for individuals who are passive and won’t spend time grooming someone who is likely to speak up for herself.

Teaching your child to create goals and supporting them on the journey towards them are two very important and wonderful gifts a parent can give a child.

If you are planning on flying over the holidays there are many things you need to consider. I don’t have to tell you that traveling with children can be stressful, especially if you have a child with special needs. Getting to these holiday functions with a smile requir...

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