If you’ve ever had to explain autism to a child, you know it can be very difficult. Autism is very complex. But if you have a child with autism you’ve probably had to do just that. Maybe it was explain autism to your child’s sibling, or a cousin, or a friend.
Raising a child with a developmental disability, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is often overwhelming for parents and caregivers. They need all the help they can get. I know I am one of them.
Raising a child with a developmental disability such as Autism Spectrum Disorder can have a huge impact on a family’s finances. Families of children on the spectrum often have less income because one parent may need to leave the workforce to be the primary caregiver. In addition, the expenses of an ASD diagnosis can spanContinue reading Top 5 Free Autism Resources in 2021
I speak with parents all the time about optimizing their home environment to help their exceptional needs family thrive. Often I use the children’s book, Sally’s Room, written by M. K. Brown, as an example of why an organized and tidy environment is so important for our children with exceptional needs.
Today, as my husband and I stood in the garage about to put our 5-year-old son in his stroller for a walk he did something he never had before, but something I’d been terrified he eventually might.Continue reading Autism and Eloping: What it is, Why Children on the Spectrum Are Prone to It, and How to Minimize the Risks
If you are the parent of a child with a physical, cognitive or developmental disability, home safety can be a concern. Fortunately, Bob from Child Senior Safety is here to help!Continue reading Keeping Children With Special Needs Safe at Home with Child Senior Safety
You can’t go wrong with the Maxtrix bed from Maxwood furniture. It’s a safe, affordable, and comfortable option for your growing little one that will last through years of childhood. Here’s my review of it!Continue reading The Maxtrix Bed by Maxwood Furniture
Learn how to use visual schedules and the benefits it can bring for children with autism.Continue reading Using Visual Schedules For Children With Autism
Amy shares what to do with the ABC data once you have collected it to help replace undesired behaviors.Continue reading Using ABA Strategies at Home: Part 2 – Analyzing the Data
Amy shares how to use Applied Behavior Analysis strategies at home to help replace undesired behaviors in children.Continue reading Using ABA Strategies at Home: Part 1 – ABC Data Collection
Amy shares how social story videos help her son with new and/or challenging experiences and offers step-by-step suggestions for creating your own.
Continue reading Using Photos and Videos to Create Social Stories