A Parent’s Guide To Thriving During The Holidays! The holiday season can be difficult for parents of children with special needs. But it doesn’t have to be. Between dressing up for Halloween, changing clocks back for Daylight Savings Time, partying ov..
Lisa Valerio is a mother of a 6.5-year-old beautiful boy named Nathan. Nathan was a happy and easy baby that met all his developmental milestones. Then a month after his 2nd birthday, his development began to shift. Words began disappearing from his reper..
I was born March 14, 1982 in Oakville, Ontario (Canada) and I spent most of my life growing up in Burlington, Ontario. In my youth I was extremely quiet and withdrawn, only really finding personal enjoyment working in solitude creating my artwork. My pare..
New Study Released by the UC Davis Mind Institute The new study released today by the UC Davis Mind Institute increases the risk rate of having a second child with autism to be nearly 19 percent. Previously estimated at between 3 and 10 percent, the Mind ..
About the National Standards Project This report provides comprehensive information about the level of scientific evidence that exists in support of the many educational and behavioral treatments currently available for individuals with Autism Spectrum Di..
Note on the Author: Temple Grandin, Ph.D. is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She was diagnosed with autism in 1950 and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She went on to become one of the ..
Good Night, Sleep Tight, and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Establishing positive sleep patterns for young children with ASD
Most parents have had some experience with a child who has difficulty falling asleep, wakes up frequently during the night, and/or only sleeps a few hours each night. Temporary sleep difficulties are an “expected” phase of child development. Ongoing a..
Link to autism and environmental factors still needs more research. A current study has been released reporting a possible link between autism and living near freeways. Published by a team of researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Kec..
While many happily anticipate the coming holiday season, families of sons/daughters on the autism spectrum also understand the special challenges that may occur when schedules are disrupted and routines broken. Our hope is that by following these few help..
MANAGING FALL FRENZY Autumn can be difficult for parents of children with special needs. But it doesn’t have to be. Between dressing up for Halloween, changing clocks back for Daylight Savings Time and partying over turkey on Thanksgiving, there’s no ..