Archives for Autism

6 Myths About Autism

Not everything out there today is true about autism, but we want to make sure you know what in fact is true and false about it. We have put together 6 myths about autism to help end misconceptions and spread knowledge.   Myth number one: people with autism don’t want to have friends. Some children with autism may suffer from social skills which make it seem that they are unfriendly or shy. It is not because they don’t want friends that they do not talk, but because he or she is unable to communicate the way you do.   Myth
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10 Ways Your School Can Support Your Child With Autism

10 Ways Your School Can Support Your Child With Autism Often times children with autism are provided with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in school that’s designed to make accommodations and modifications to the child’s schedule, in addition to setting specific goals for them to reach. However, there are some cases where parents may be unsure of what should be addressed in an IEP or how their school can provide the accommodations needed or listed in the outline.   But there are so many ways your child’s school can help them grow in their social skills and education—even if there
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How to Encourage Your Child’s Independence

How to Encourage Your Child’s Independence Although each stage of life looks different and children’s behaviors and motivations may shift, there is an abundance of ways parents can support and encourage a healthy independence in their children’s lives. This kind of support is vital in both their growth as an individual and also in their mental health. Small steps that encourage independence can go very far in a child’s development of self-esteem and confidence.   Just as we strive to be ambitious during our autism therapy at home, we encourage you to grasp that same sense of determination and set
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How to Support Siblings of Children with Autism

How to Support Siblings of Children with Autism Did you know that children who grow up with special needs siblings often end up being more accepting, caring, compassionate and independent individuals?   In fact, a study published in 2006 called, “The Adjustment of Non-Disabled Siblings of Children with Autism” found that siblings of children with autism were much more likely to have positive view of their behavior, intelligence, scholastic performance and anxiety.   But it will not happen unless proper care and attention is afforded to them. This can be very tough at times, when home-based autism services and additional
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How to Explain Autism to Kids

    How to Explain Autism to Kids How do you explain a complex concept to your child? You likely start by finding out what your child knows, or what the child thinks they know. When your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is best to explain it to them. Most importantly, because this is an opportunity to explain this to them correctly and to be sure they don’t get the wrong information from someone or somewhere else. Regardless of what risks you may think you may be opening them to – fear of teasing, bullying,
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Raising a Child With Autism: Five Myths of Autism

  Raising a Child With Autism: Five Myths of Autism   Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Autism, is characterized by challenges with social skills speech and non-verbal communications, repetitive behaviors, and by unique strengths and differences among those it effects. Autism is not the same in every person and in fact, there are many types; it is unique in each person and therefore was named to Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. Understanding Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder is important in order to understand whether the information is truth or myth. Therapies are successful in treating children and people with autism. ABC
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What is Autism?

What is Autism? A recent study conducted by the CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) revealed that 1 in 68 children in the United States is diagnosed with Autism. We’ve all heard of autism, but what exactly is it? Autism is defined as a neurodevelopment disorder that impacts how an individual communicates and interacts with other people and the manner in which they perceive their surroundings. Parents will usually notice visible signs of the condition during the first two or three years of their child’s life. When a child is diagnosed with autism, choosing the ideal autism therapy and
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