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School can be difficult for children with Autism for so many reasons and the difficulty increases each year. Language is an essential component to being successful in the classroom as you have to both understand and communicate with others. In addition, language is essential to...

Birthday parties are an exciting and fun time for many but can become a struggle for those on the Autism Spectrum. Consider that perhaps the birthday party is held in an environment that is too loud or too crowded for your child. Some children with...

Independence Day is an exciting holiday for most, but can be a bad experience for some children with Autism. So, let’s think of how to make July 4th fun and not frightening for your child. The first thing is to determine what it is about...

Sensory has become such as buzz word within the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders. But, what is it? Sensory is something that your body feels either input into you such as getting a massage or something external such as touching sandpaper. Some children with Autism...

The average age of diagnosis in the United State for Autism is 2 ½ years old. However, many parents are unable to seek out services from early intervention programs such as First Steps in Indiana beyond age 3. Thus, between diagnosis and the age of...

What causes Autism is a question so many parents and people ask themselves. The answer is that we still do not know. Leading research indicates that it is genetically passed down from the father, but does not mean that the father has Autism. We also...

What does it mean to understand Autism Spectrum Disorder and how can I better understand individuals with Autism? This is a question many people ask themselves, especially when someone they know is affected by Autism. The first step is often to understand what Autism is...

Parents and others often wonder what the early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder might be. Research indicates that as early as 18 months many with Autism may not display a skill called Joint Attention. This skill is often screened for by pediatricians around the 18...

Summertime is here and that’s a great reason to get social. For children with autism spectrum, this might be a challenge that requires creative problem-solving. No fear, We’ve compiled a list of activities to get your kiddo on the road to growing social roots. So what’s...

Autism Spectrum and Transitioning to Summer Summer vacation typically means taking a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the school year and even more so now that we’re helping our children learn at home. However, being a parent to a child with autism, relaxing...