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Most children with autism don’t even realize that their behaviors are socially unacceptable and potentially embarrassing to their parents. Some of these behaviors may include: - inappropriate touching or invading another’s space - extreme honesty about the appearance o...

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...

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...

As parents, you know your child better than anyone and are aware of your child’s sensitivities but as your child develops, new sensitivities can arise. Paying attention to clues and noticing new reactions right from the start can go a long way towards preventing unnece...

Despite your best efforts to minimize change during the holidays and downplay the hype, your kids are being bombarded with holiday talk from friends at school, as well as media messages from businesses, television, and the Internet. Between the holiday hype, the confus...

One of the most powerful gifts a parent can give a child is to nurture a quality connection with the outside world. Encouraging your child to develop a positive link to other human beings will help everyone thrive. When you connect your child to the larger community it...

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