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Parenthood is a journey filled with joy, challenges, and a myriad of emotions. When you’re a parent of an autistic child, the journey can feel even more daunting. The unique needs and experiences of children on the autism spectrum require additional understanding, patience, and support. In this journey, support groups emerge as invaluable lifelines, providing…

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In the journey of parenting, every child is unique, and their needs and abilities vary. For parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), navigating the world of playtime can present unique challenges. However, amidst these challenges lies a profound truth: play is not only important but also essential for the development and well-being of…

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How old is your child and when were they diagnosed with ASD? My son, Simon*, is 9.  He was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was 2 ½ years old. When did you sense something was different about your child? I knew something was different when Simon was about 18 months old.  We attended…

In recent years, the role of screen time in children’s development has been a topic of much debate. Concerns about excessive screen exposure often dominate discussions, especially when it comes to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, emerging research suggests that when used purposefully and in moderation, television and other forms of screen time…

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Category ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is widely recognized as one of the most effective treatments for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. When considering ABA therapy, one of the primary decisions families face is whether to opt for in-home sessions or center-based programs. Both options have their merits, but understanding the…

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Category ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy has a rich history of success in supporting children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For several decades, ABA has been a well-researched and proven approach aimed at enhancing targeted behaviors, including social skills, communication, and self-care, while simultaneously diminishing maladaptive behaviors that could hinder a child’s development. Recent years…

Children with autism often experience sensory overload, anxiety, and emotional distress, making it crucial for parents and caregivers to have a repertoire of effective calming methods at their disposal. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy offers valuable strategies to help children on the autism spectrum manage their emotions and find a sense of calm. In this…

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Early intervention not only benefits the child but also has profound socio-economic implications. A 2021 study published in JAMA Pediatrics reported that the lifetime cost for a person with autism can range from $1.4 million to $2.4 million. These costs encompass health care, education, ASD-related therapy, family-coordinated services, and caregiver time. Early intervention can significantly…

Category Parenting Tips

When you’re a parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it’s common to experience feelings of isolation and to face various challenges that can affect your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. The intense focus required for a child with ASD often strains marital relationships and impacts interactions with other family members. Siblings might…

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Category Advocacy School

Being the parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often means you’re deeply invested in becoming an effective advocate to ensure they receive appropriate care and services. For any parent, particularly those of children with special needs, the ambition is to fiercely support and adequately prepare their child for life. Here are actionable…