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 do I know if it’s signs of autism or ADHD? Is there a difference?
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How do I know if it’s signs of autism or ADHD? Is there a difference?

Autism and ADHD are both neurological disorders. Often, when a child is on the autism spectrum, they may also receive a dual or co-morbid diagnosis of ADHD. Sometimes a child with ADHD may also receive a dual or co-morbid diagnosis of autism. In fact, there are some studies that suggest that up to half of…

How Autism Ruined Yet Another Holiday (Except that it didn’t)
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How Autism Ruined Yet Another Holiday (Except that it didn’t)

Autism has a tendency of ruining things. Having an autistic child ruined my life. Yes, friends, that was my mindset. Autism ruined a holiday Autism ruined my life Autism ruined my relationship with my daughter Autism ruined my marriage But I couldn’t have been further from the truth. I’ll take you back to a time…

How to Recognize Signs of Autism in Toddlers
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How to Recognize Signs of Autism in Toddlers

Do you have a difficult toddler or is it autism? Is my toddler being stubborn or is it autism?  Those are just two of the questions that a new parent may ask themselves- especially as the number of children being diagnosed with autism continues to rise.  For our family, we at least had an inkling…

How to Get Started with PECS for Your Autistic Child
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How to Get Started with PECS for Your Autistic Child

If you are looking to create a functional communication system for your autistic child at home, why not make a homemade PECS binder? You can use picture cards for autism printables to make a binder that your child take can with them and use at home. In fact, I have several free visual printable resources….

How to Recognize the Missing Signs of Autism in Girls
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How to Recognize the Missing Signs of Autism in Girls

As the parent of an autistic child, there are many things that I have studied, read about, and looked into. One of those things was¬†raising an autistic girl.¬†And moreover, it was about learning to recognize the signs of autism in girls. Girls on the Autism Spectrum My first encounter with an autistic girl was not…