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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

    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..
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    Autism and Anxiety: 10 Strategies to Help Your Child

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    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..
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    Creating a Yoga Practice for Children With Autism

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    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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    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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    Going to the dentist can be a cause for anxiety for most of us, but it’s a very different feeling for those with autism. Patients with autism often have difficulty staying still and allowing the dentist to do what’s..
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    Autism and Dental Care

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    How can you help your students discover stillness? joy? authenticity?  Positive psychology is the science of well-being, which applied, can bring more positivity and happiness into your classroom. Try investing in these..
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    Positive Pedagogy: How to Bring Positive Psychology into Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms for Students with Autism

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    Despite being riddled with its own challenges and stressors, childhood can often be idealized as a time of magic and freedom. What often makes childhood so uniquely sacred is the acceptance and endorsement of play...
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    5 Positive Play Therapies to Help Your Child with Autism

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    Wandering or “elopement,” a common behavioral occurrence among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to the tendency to leave a safe, supervised space or caregiver and subsequently expose oneself to..
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    Wandering and Autism: 6 Strategies to Prevent Wandering Behavior

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    The practice of quieting the mind, otherwise known as mindfulness, is increasingly being practiced across the board – from Google executives to classrooms as a replacement to detention (Bloom, 2016). Mindfulness..
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    Six Simple Mindfulness Practices for Kids with Autism

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    I can still remember when I was a child watching my mother cook. Her face always beamed with a smile so big that everyone could tell how much joy she had in preparing a great meal for my family. It seemed cooking was..
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    7 Tips for Teaching Your Child with Autism to Cook

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    5 Tips for Helping Your Child Succeed in Sports It is no secret that sports are a big part of most people’s lives. More than 100 million people in the United States alone tune in to watch the Super Bowl every year...
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    Best Sports for Children with Autism

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    Preparing Your Child with Autism for the New Year Activities that are comforting, thrilling, or intolerable to people with autism can vary considerably from what a neuro-typical child or adult may experience in the same..
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    6 Strategies to Prepare Your Child for Back to School, Haircuts, Hospital Visits, And More!

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    Research[i] confirms what many parents of children with autism already know: children with autism have a higher incidence of sleep challenges, and the more severe the autism symptoms the more severe the sleep..
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    New Tools to Help Your Child Sleep

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    Topics: About Autism, Teaching with Pictures, Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers

    As a parent our needs are often the first to be postponed or set aside. Sometimes there is no choice: we have to attend to the immediate needs of our children. But in the long run we could be doing significant damage to..
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    Autism Parents: How Do You Rate on Self-Care?

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    All bodies go through puberty, regardless of the developmental "age" of a child or the level of their cognitive or academic skills. It can be startling for parents to see their child with an autism spectrum disorder..
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    Talking about Puberty with Children with Autism

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    Teaching young children about safety around strangers is nothing new. In fact, most adults can remember their own parents and teachers talking to them about the dangers of “taking candy from a stranger” or “getting in a..
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    Teaching Stranger Safety to Kids with Autism

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