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“There are no places to go where people will understand enough about autism for me to relax and feel comfortable.” Fortunately, due to raising awareness and socially conscious kindhearted people, many companies are responding to the need for autism friendly places, act...

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...

EF is the ability to see the big picture – prioritize, sequence and plan ahead. When executive function skills are age appropriately developed it’s easier to be organized. When EF is not fully developed it can make tasks, like chores, doing homework or balancing a chec...

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...

All of your research and detective work will help you know when and where, and under what circumstances your child needs extra guidance, assistance and organizational structure. This crucial information will guide you to make the best organizing decisions possible to g...

When I tell parents they need to spend time teaching their children how to be organized I sometimes meet resistance. Some have told me that they are not an organized person and they really don’t want to be. I understand they like to fly by the seat of their pants but b...

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...

Any father-to-be will ponder what he wants to teach his child, what values he wants to instill, and how he will spend his time with his child. By the time his child is born a dad may already have a certain scenario fixed in his mind. These preconceived notions will con...

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