5 Tried and True Calm Down Strategies for Autism Meltdowns
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5 Tried and True Calm Down Strategies for Autism Meltdowns

As a parent of an autistic individual, meltdowns are something that we deal with. These calming strategies for autism meltdowns are ones that we have used time and time again in our household. It’s just part of life, you get used to it and develop autism meltdown strategies to help. These calming strategies have helped…

How to Understand Behaviors in Autistic Children
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How to Understand Behaviors in Autistic Children

When it comes to understanding an autistic child, it’s important to understand their behaviors. From a parent’s perspective, this is how to understand behaviors in autistic children. For our second day of Autism A to Z: B is for Behavior. Specifically as it relates to autism since when someone usually thinks of behavior- you might…

How a Sensory Diet Will Help Your Autistic Child Manage Their Day
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How a Sensory Diet Will Help Your Autistic Child Manage Their Day

Usually, when we think of the word “diet” we start thinking of a group of foods or list of foods that we can or cannot have. But, have you heard of a sensory diet? A sensory diet doesn’t involve food, per say, but it does involve the sensory input around you. In fact, as a…

Creating a Calming Environment for Your Autistic Child
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Creating a Calming Environment for Your Autistic Child

One of the things I’ve often wondered about in this journey of parenting an autistic child, was how to best set up our home. How could we best set up the environment to support the autism calming techniques that we’ve utilized over the years? Sure, we had to think about a few things when it…

Autism Calming Strategies for Teenagers and Tweens
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Autism Calming Strategies for Teenagers and Tweens

Some calming strategies for autism are usually going to work throughout a child’s lifetime. Some will not. This is to be expected for anyone, really. What works for us as a child, may not work when we’re an adult. What works when we’re a teenager may not work when we’re in our fifties. Puberty does…