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…

How to Handle Your Emotionally Charged Tween with Autism

How to Handle Your Emotionally Charged Tween with Autism

From a young age, it seems, autistic children struggle with self-regulation, organization, and emotional regulation. It’s one of the many challenges that parents of autistic children face. But, then you add in puberty? It’s like adding fuel to an already volatile fire. Often, this leads to conflict and frequent clashes between children and parents.  Then,…

How to Use PECS to Give Your Autistic Child the Gift of Communication
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How to Use PECS to Give Your Autistic Child the Gift of Communication

“Just use your words” How often do you hear that phrase? For that matter, how often have you used that phrase? With my neurotypical daughter, I have tried to refrain from using it. And that’s not because I don’t want to remind her of her expansive vocabulary. But, it’s mostly because I never really had…

Playing A Proactive Role In Homework And Learning

Children with learning disabilities need to have their minds opened in a different way. School work has to be completed the same time and with the same level of expectancies their teachers want. Granted that special schools and tutors will of course cater to autistic children, but we must keep the standards high as we…

How to Set Up a Super Effective School Planner for Your Child

How to Set Up a Super Effective School Planner for Your Child

Aside from hormone changes, your autistic tween is undergoing a lot of change when they enter middle school. Just think about it. They’ve had structure when they were in elementary school and are now expected to manage more on their own. So what can we, as parents of autistic children, do to best support them…