A successful summer break for a child with autism

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Yeah! It’s finally here! Summer break is just around the corner; kids are counting down.  But to a child with autism, summer break can cause some real challenges.  Children with autism can become dysregulated when their typical school day routine disappears overnight. So as parents, what can we do? I’ve scoured the interest and came up with some tips to…

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Do I hear an Echo? Understanding Echolalia

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Does your child constantly repeat words or phrases? Will your child say a phrase or line from a show in a conversation that has nothing to do with that show? This is Echolalia.  Echolalia is basically repetition of speech.  Almost all children with autism have experienced echolalia. So why do children with autism repeat speech?  That’s a good question.  Children…

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Superhero Challenge

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Hey SUPERHEROES!! I decided to ask my 9-year-old son, “What is a Superhero?” Watch the video to hear and see his answer!   I think Mikey had some great answers!  So about the challenge, Mikey is definitely looking forward to your videos!! Don’t forget to use the hash tag #myautismsuperhero and as always, thank you for your support!! back to…

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Sesame Street Introduces an Autistic Character named Julia

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Meet Julia. She’s a shy and winsome 4-year-old, with striking red hair and green eyes. Julia likes to paint and pick flowers. When Julia speaks, she often echoes what she’s just heard her friends Abby and Elmo say. Julia has autism. The classic television show, Sesame Street, will introduce a new Muppet, Julia, on April 10th. Get the full article here.…

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Digital Tools for Special Needs Children

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Let’s get digital I feel we live in a technological world.  Everyone is striving for the latest iPhone, best laptop or iPad, even apps seem competitive.  Unfortunately, the digital world isn’t slowing down.  A two-year-old probably knows how to navigate the latest iPad better than me. So I thought today I’d share a summary of an article I read in…

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Dealing with Picky Eaters

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Dealing with Picky Eaters If there’s one thing I really dislike — it’s cooking! Especially with two picky eaters in the house.  Typically, I can cook two-to-three different dinners each night. Sound familiar? Well, some of our kiddos who suffer from SPD can experience food sensitivities.  This can be in the taste, texture, temperature and smell of foods. Tips for…

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A New Frustration Strategy

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We all deal with frustration, but to a child on the spectrum frustration can be almost unbearable to deal with.  Mikey and I came up with a strategy that seems to work for him so far. We’d like to share it with you today!  Please share this post if you found any value in our video today.

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Dealing with Disappointment

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How to help children on the autism spectrum deal with disappointment. Children with ASD are more likely to have issues with losing.  My son definitely hates to lose.  He usually gives up during a game if he doesn’t win the first round.  Some ASD kids may not respond well when they are not getting their way, they don’t like it…

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Auditory Processing Disorder

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Do you ever feel that your child hears you, but just doesn’t always understand you? Does your child struggle with reading?  Does too much information frustrate your child? This could be caused by Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). So what is it?  APD is a a condition where the child can’t process what…

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