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    Social stories are carefully designed short stories that help children with autism understand new social situations. These social situations can include any type of interaction involving other people such as riding a..
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    Social Stories: Helping Children with Autism Understand Social Situations

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    Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Elementary (4-12), Activity Sheets

    As schools have switched over to more online remote learning there is an increase in opportunities for online bullying to occur, especially for children with autism COVID-19 has led to a new way of rethinking all..
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    Cyberbullying: What it is and How to Prevent it for Students with Autism

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    Topics: Autism & Emotions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17)

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    Summer is near end and it’s almost time to head back to school! Gearing your child up for a normal school routine after summer fun is no easy feat; however, practice makes perfect! We know children with autism thrive..
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    7 Tips To Get Your Child Back Into The School Routine

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    Topics: Autism & Transitions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers

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    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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    Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

    A growing community of inclusive exercise programs promises that fitness can be a source of fun, rather than one of frustration, for Children with Autism. By choosing activities that will have a greater likelihood of..
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    Finding Fun and Fitness: Exercise for Children and Young Adults with Autism

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    Topics: Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers

    One mother’s tried and true recommendations for helping your child with autism get ready for an early wake up time once school starts. Are you dreading your "au-some" child's first week back to school because he or she..
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    From Sleeping in to Prepping for School: Strategies for Avoiding Wake-up Wars

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    Topics: Autism & Transitions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-21), Articles

    Julia, the new character on Sesame Street can help all children better understand autism Sesame Street is a treasured TV show that has educated children worldwide for more than 50 years. It has brought characters like..
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    5 Ways Sesame Street’s Character, Julia, Teaches People About Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

    Use zones of regulation and occupational therapy insight to find the best coping strategies for your child with autism The phrase “coping strategy” can be thrown around often in the autism (ASD) community. But what are..
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    Coping Strategies: Find What Works Best For Your Child with Autism

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    Topics: Autism Treatment Options, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

    Two BCBAs explain ABA and how to determine the level of support needed to ensure success for each child with autism Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a common practice used with individuals with high functioning..
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    What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) And How Can It Help My Child With Autism?

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    In K-12 education, there is no dispute that developing reading skills is fundamental. In fact, research suggests that early literacy instruction for students with and without disabilities is essential for future..
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    Tell Me a Story: How to Teach Narrative and Comprehension Strategies to Children with Autism

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

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

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    Topics: Advice for Parents and Caregivers, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Parents, Articles

    "I have assessed and treated a great number of families affected by ASD...What I can say is this: When parents can move through the emotion and identify...the strengths in their child and in themselves, they are then..
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    Professional Hope: One Mother’s Story of Gratitude for the Specialists that Support Parents of Children with Autism

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    Topics: Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Interviews from the Field, Parents, Articles

    These six tips will help you create a proactive environment in your home to foster task productivity and offer solutions to address undesired behaviors before they arise. By adopting a proactive approach, you are..
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    Six Proactive Solutions for Challenging Behaviors At Home: Advice from a Behavioral Counselor

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    Picture books are a widely used resource in classrooms and homes around the world. Picture books support vocabulary development, story analysis skills, and sentence structure skills1. In addition to building language..
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    The 12 Best Picture Books for Teaching Nouns to Children with Autism

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    Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Elementary (4-12), Articles

    Beginning at a young age, many children with autism can find it difficult to relate to and communicate with other people, and thus may have significant difficulty in expressive and receptive language (Simpson, Keen, &..
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    Teacher Tips: Using Receptive Labeling to Teach Children with Autism Language Skills

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

    Autism Learning Line (A.L.L.) and the Benefits of Online Community Stages Learning Materials is excited to announce the launch of Autism Learning Line (A.L.L.), an online community designed to support parents, teachers,..
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    Autism Learning Line (A.L.L.): An Online Community for All Who Are Touched by Autism

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    Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Parents, Articles

    Recognizing and understanding emotions is a key part of development. Emotional awareness allows individuals to identify what they are feeling and why. This is a critical step towards building emotional intelligence, a..
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    4 Activities and 3 Tips to Help Support Emotional Awareness for your Child with Autism

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    Topics: Autism & Emotions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, 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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    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

    Art therapy provides many benefits for children with autism because it promotes emotional and mental growth as well as independence and collaboration skills. As an outlet for self-expression, imagination, and..
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    Benefits and Strategies for Teaching Art to Children with Autism: Help for Art Challenged Adults Why Art?

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    Topics: About Autism, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Autism and Physical Spaces