3 Tips for Increasing Compliance in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Children with developmental disabilities, such as autism, often struggle to comply with the many requests of parents, educators and other caregivers.  This can make everyday activities and routines challenging.  Fortunately, there are simple strategies that will greatly improve the child’s ability and willingness to comply. Continue reading “3 Tips for Increasing Compliance in Children on the Autism Spectrum”

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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.

Continue reading “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)”

How Choices Can Increase Compliance

Amy shares an article she wrote for National Autism Resources on ways to use choices to increase compliance in children with autism.

I was honored to have National Autism Resources reach out to me and ask me to write an article for their blog.  If you want more information about how to effectively use choices to increase compliance click to the link below for some great tips!

How Choices Can Increase Compliance – National Autism Resources

Autism: One Bad Morning

Amy shares a story of a Sunday morning meltdown her son with autism had and how reflecting on that meltdown helped her realize he still has more good days than bad.

My 4-year-old son is on the autism spectrum. I write about autism a lot!  I normally keep my pieces uplifting, resourceful, and strategy based.  But not this one. Continue reading “Autism: One Bad Morning”

Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities 2019 Annual Fund Raising Event

Amy shares a summary of the Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities’ annual fundraising event.

This year I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities’ (mscentersforautism.org) 2019 annual fundraising event. Continue reading “Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities 2019 Annual Fund Raising Event”

A Letter of Thanks to My Son’s Hairstylist

There is an unsung hero among the autistic community. Her name is Karis and she works at Cool Cuts for Kids. Continue reading “A Letter of Thanks to My Son’s Hairstylist”

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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