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…

The One Thing I Wish Someone had Told Me After My Daughter’s Diagnosis
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The One Thing I Wish Someone had Told Me After My Daughter’s Diagnosis

Following my daughter’s autism diagnosis in 2003, I was a mess. So much had changed, and yet hadn’t changed, after receiving the official statements from her developmental pediatrician. And as much as I could have been in denial, instead I went into some sort of action. Granted, I still didn’t deal with it as best…

Why Use Sensory Boxes or Sensory Bins for Special Needs?

Why Use Sensory Boxes or Sensory Bins for Special Needs?

Sensory bins, or sensory boxes, can be quite beneficial for children with special needs. But why is that? Whether you are using them at home or in school, here’s how to incorporate sensory bins for special education needs and purposes. And honestly? If a craft challenged, mess fearing mom like me can embrace the idea…

Free Printable Daily Schedule for Children on the Autism Spectrum
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Free Printable Daily Schedule for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Many children on the autism spectrum benefit from routines and structure. But how do we, as parents, provide this structure for them? It’s really easier than you think when you use free visual printables for autism. In fact, all it takes is a little bit of repetition and you’ll have created a functional daily routine…