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      Chloe Fay

      Chloe Fay

      Chloe Fay is from Northborough, MA. She is currently an undergraduate student at Lesley University majoring in Special Education and Child, Youth, and Family Services. Chloe aspires to work with children with Autism in an educational setting.

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      Printable Classroom-Ready Plans

      How to Teach Your Child with Autism the Art of Caring and Kindness Teaching caring and kindness to children with autism is an important part of social-emotional development. Having empathy and kindness towards others..
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      Teaching Kindness: The Kindness Rock Project

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism & Emotions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12)

      For children with autism, using building blocks in play is a beneficial activity for their physical, cognitive and social-emotional development. Building with blocks is a favorite pastime for many young children...
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      The Benefits of Playing with Building Blocks for Children with Autism

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Elementary (4-12)

      Letters from the CEO

      10 Ways to Build Social Skills Using Online Gaming for Teenagers with Autism Online gaming has been shown to improve social skills in teenagers with autism.  It is estimated that more than 41% of adolescents with autism..
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      Autism, Gaming and Building Social Skills

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      Topics: Teen (13-17)

      Recognition of Stages Learning Materials Contributions & Excellence

      There can be many benefits to having a service or therapy dog, such as an autism assistance dog, for children with autism. The following article provides information to help you decide if a dog is right for your child..
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      Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs for Children with Autism

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      Topics: Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

      Self-stimulatory behaviors with autism What is stimming?
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      What is Stimming?

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      Topics: About Autism, Parents, Articles

      Children with autism frequently have delayed language development. For children with autism who have developed language, understanding or using parts of speech correctly may be difficult. While many children develop..
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      Teaching Parts of Speech to Children with Autism: Prepositions, Opposites, Pronouns and Verb Tense

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      Topics: Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Teaching with Pictures, Autism and Language, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Lesson Plans

      For children with autism, language skills can be taught using 2-D and 3-D matching skills. Matching is the ability to see two things and recognize that they are the same. Matching skills improve concentration, train..
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      Teaching Language Skills to Children with Autism Using 2-D and 3-D Matching

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      Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Inclusive Education, Autism and Language, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Lesson Plans

      Teaching children with Autism to follow simple directions is an important skill for them to learn. The ability to follow simple directions allows opportunities for your child to gain independence, regulation skills,..
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      Teaching Children with Autism to Follow Simple Directions

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      Topics: Teaching with Pictures, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Articles

      Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Feel Safe and Secure:  Best Practices for Setting Up a Routine Schedule in Your Home The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced schools, offices, stores, care centers, and other..
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      Coronavirus: Keeping a Routine Schedule at Home

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      Topics: Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

      With schools and learning centers staying closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus, families and students are finding themselves having to adapt to learning from home.
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      Free Resources for Families of Children With Autism and Other Special Needs During the Coronavirus

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-21), Parents, Adult (22+), Articles

      The coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently causing concern around the world. The CDC has declared a Public Health Emergency for the U.S. The situation and number of cases are changing daily. Many have noted the lack of..
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      Coronavirus and Children with Autism: How to Protect Your Child

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      Topics: Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

      For children with autism, making healthy eating choices can be difficult. Children with ASD are five times more likely to have challenges with meals than their peers. It is common for them to have repetitive,..
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      Teaching Healthy Eating Choices to Children with Autism

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      Topics: Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Preparing your child with Autism for classroom routines is important. Whether it’s the start of the school year, transitioning back to classes from school breaks, or a refresher, common classroom routines can be easily..
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      Classroom Routines: Preparing Your Child with Autism

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      Topics: Inclusive Education, Autism & Transitions, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Articles

      Children’s books featuring children with autism are an easy and entertaining way to introduce the topic of autism to your children, family members, friends, and your child’s peers. Children’s books offer simple,..
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      Recommended Children’s Books About Autism

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Parents, Articles

      Fine Motor Skill Milestones Fine motor skills are the coordination of small muscle movements. Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements in our eyes, wrists, hands, and fingers. Many everyday tasks require..
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      11 Strategies to Help Your Child with Autism Develop Fine Motor Skills

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Autism and Physical Spaces, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Articles

      Acupuncture treatment may help your child’s autism symptoms. Acupuncture is a treatment where needles are inserted into the skin to target certain nerve or pressure points. Research has shown acupuncture to be an..
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      Acupuncture and Autism

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      Topics: Health & Nutrition, Autism Treatment Options, Parents, Articles

      Safety and preparation for emergency situations is a concern for any child, but especially for children with autism, who may be unable to communicate or respond correctly in emergency situations.
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      Top Safety Risks for Children with Autism and How to Communicate with First Responders

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      Topics: About Autism, Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Autism and Physical Spaces, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Articles

      Special Olympics and Unified Sports for Children with Autism Sports are a unifying, fun way for individuals and communities to connect. For individuals with autism, participation in athletic events may be difficult due..
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      Autism and Inclusive Sports

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      Topics: Health & Nutrition, Inclusive Education, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-21), Articles