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Autism Resources and Community (ARC)

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      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

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      Eight Tips and Resources for Explaining COVID-19 to Children with Autism

      COVID-19 took the world by surprise leaving us all to adjust quickly and renavigate home, school, and work life. A top question on many families’ minds is how to explain the virus to our children with autism. The uncertainty of new situations can be stressful for anyone, especially when we are still discovering the facts. Incorporated here are helpful tips and resources to discuss the pandemic with your children with autism, to help them best understand, cope, and thrive during this time.

      Updated on 6/21/20 8:18 AM

      Updated by Arielle Doochin on 6/21/20 8:18 AM

      Health & Nutrition

      Autism & Transitions

      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Autism and Anxiety: 10 Strategies to Help Your Child

      Children come into this world with little knowledge of the world around them. As they grow they explore their environment, acquire knowledge about social norms, facts, and what is expected and accepted. For children with autism the expectations are the same. Learning how to interact with peers, teachers, and parents is a process that each developing child navigates.

      Updated on 10/1/19 4:45 PM

      Updated by Arielle Doochin on 10/1/19 4:45 PM

      Health & Nutrition

      Autism & Emotions

      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Creating a Yoga Practice for Children With Autism

      Yoga, an ancient practice that originated in India, is today a term familiar across most of the world. Those who’ve experienced the practice may be familiar with its benefits of relaxation and overall improved physical health. Did you know, however, that exploring yoga with a child with autism can help him or her improve mobility, spatial awareness, coping skills, and even contribute to self-confidence?

      Updated on 5/27/19 10:42 AM

      Updated by Arielle Doochin on 5/27/19 10:42 AM

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