Podcast 13: TV, Toys & Cognitive Development (Part 1 of 2: Part 2 will be How to Use Open-Ended Toys to Foster Creative and Fantasy Play)

In this episode, Amy shares how parents can turn sedentary screen time into an interactive and engaging experience.

In this episode, Amy shares how parents can turn sedentary screen time into an interactive and engaging experience.

Part 1 of a 2 part series.  Part 2, will be on the importance of also taking the time to put the screens away and use open-ended toys to foster creative and fantasy play.

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Podcast 12: Autism and Rigid Routines

Amy shares some reasons why children with autism spectrum disorder can become very rigid and non-flexible with routines and then offers some strategies for helping them cope when those routines become disrupted.

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Podcast 11: Building Your Village

Amy shares how you can build a support system for you and your child and includes a three week program to help you get started.

How to build a support system for you, your child and your family.

Check out the blog below for more information!
It Takes a Village: Get Your Hands Dirty and Build it From The Ground Up

Check out the podcast below for ways to improve your self-care!
Self Care with Bethanne Weiss aka the Asset Queen

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Podcast 10: 3 Tips for Increasing Compliance in Children with ADHD and ASD

Amy shares tips and strategies for decreasing noncompliance and increasing compliance in children with ADHD and ASD.

 

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For more information on this topic check-out the blog by the same name.

3 Tips for Increasing Compliance in Children on the Autism Spectrum

This article focusing in more detail on how to use choices to increase compliance.

How Choices Can Increase Compliance

 

The 21st Annual Family Cafe: Connecting Resources to the Special Needs Community

The annual Family Cafe is an event where persons with disabilities and their caregivers can find resources and services as well as an uplifting celebration.

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Each June Orlando hosts the largest cross-disability conference in the state. The Family Café draws over 10,000 special needs attendees and their families each year and includes free admission and parking.  Continue reading “The 21st Annual Family Cafe: Connecting Resources to the Special Needs Community”

Podcast 09: Self Care with Bethanne Weiss aka the Asset Queen

Amy talks with Bethanne Weiss, author of Move Your Assets From the Chair Not the Bank, about the importance of self care for parents of special needs children.

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Podcast 08: The Resources Won’t Come to You: How to Take the Initiative to Find the Resources Your Child Needs

In this episode, Amy shares steps you can take to be sure you are finding the best resources for your child.

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