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Relaxation Training for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

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Relaxation Training for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Given the high prevalence of anxiety in autism, it is important to equip children with coping tools they can use when feeling overwhelmed. 

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Differences Between ADHD and ASD

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Differences Between ADHD and ASD

Can a child have both ADHD and ASD? The short answer is yes and the sooner it’s diagnosed, the better.   Dr. Amir Miodovnik, a developmental pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital authored a study, which shows that symptoms of ADHD may, in fact, conceal ASD in very young children. The study appeared in the October 2015 print issue of Pediatrics. 

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7 Sensory Snacks for the Super Bowl

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7 Sensory Snacks for the Super Bowl

One of my favorite parts about Super Bowl Sunday is enjoying all the snacks. Why not teach some valuable life skills by making entertaining Super Bowl snacks?  Garner some good ole sensory input and fine motor fun with these great recipes!  Each activity involves planning, internet searching, shopping, measuring, and cooking.  Don’t forget the value in learning the clean up by washing, drying and putting away the dishes.

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Preparing ASD Students For The Job World

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Preparing ASD Students For The Job World

For those with special challenges, networking can me more perplexing than actually gaining job experience. Tapping this concealed job market through this “social network” can be daunting, but it’s necessary. 

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The Top 5 Fears of an Autism Mom

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The Top 5 Fears of an Autism Mom

Living with autism is difficult. Being a high-functioning person with autism can be even more challenging because for many, "fitting in" is highly desired and doubly worked for yet ever so intangible.  So it is for their strongest advocate, the autism mom, the momma-bear, the warrior-mom who is steadily providing support.

And with that strong support comes our fears!

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