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.
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.
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.
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.