Tips to Help Your Autistic Child Survive the Holidays

Tips to Help Your Autistic Child Survive the Holidays

Parties are always a hard time for an autistic child. I know my son gets overwhelmed for festivities or in large groups. He will start to stim and be “in his world.” Plus, he will not interact with anyone, and people wonder what is wrong with him or why he doesn't say “hi” to them. [...]

Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism

Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism

Sensory toys are toys that provide the particular sensory input that many children with autism crave. Whether it is visual or tactile, the toys have the power to capture our kids' attention, making the right sensory toy a powerful reinforcer (reward) in applied behavioral analysis (ABA) programs. Does your child with autism have issues with [...]

Focusing on Your Child’s Strengths for Success

Focusing on Your Child’s Strengths for Success

Guest blog post by Jennifer Elia- If you have a child with special learning needs, you know the frustration for trying to make progress. You are both working so diligently to find a solution and make it over the learning roadblock. At times it seems insurmountable. What do you do when your child’s education get [...]

Three Simple Ways to Cut Down on Homework Meltdowns

Three Simple Ways to Cut Down on Homework Meltdowns

Three Simple Ways to Cut Down on Homework Meltdowns Tears well in eyes, heads lay on tables, and your family hits their breaking point yet again. Nothing can bring down the mood of an evening quite like a homework meltdown.. I assure you that you aren’t alone in this struggle. Many students and families endure [...]

Mom Thoughts About a Nonverbal Child

Mom Thoughts About a Nonverbal Child

I wonder all the time, literally all the time, if talking will make it all better?? By that I mean would life be "easier?" Would speaking make our bond even stronger? Would we have better communication? I ponder so many things all day. I wish that I had the answers and the easy way out, [...]

Why Your Child Needs a Sport, Activity, or Preschool

Why Your Child Needs a Sport, Activity, or Preschool

People cringe when you say, "My kid is in daycare/preschool." I don't understand why. I know some people have grandparents or friends who are able to cut back on expenses and actually make sure the children are cared for and having fun. However, I think that they should have at least three days a week [...]