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Broken Routines, Crowded Gatherings, Funny Smells: How to Help Autistic Kids Over the Holidays

Broken Routines, Crowded Gatherings, Funny Smells: How to Help Autistic Kids Over the Holidays

Broken Routines, Crowded Gatherings, Funny Smells: How to Help Autistic Kids Over the Holidays 1022 692 Dave Zambotti

December 20, 2019

This time of the year can be very challenging for autistic children. Holidays can be unsettling. Trying to understand how autistic kids experience holidays and being flexible with our expectations can make holidays joyous times for everyone.

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Social Skills Development for Kids with Autism During COVID-19

August 10, 2020 | Melina Barragan, MS, BCBA and Lilian Hernandez, MS, BCBA

Socials skills are essential to establish and maintain healthy social relationships. Kids with autism sometimes struggle with their social skills. Dealing with social distancing during COVID-19 is making social skills development more challenging. Telehealth has evolved as a new platform to help kids advance their social skills development.

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Helping Kids with Autism Keep Up with Learning During Summer

June 23, 2020 | Judith S. Cohen, Psy.D., LMFT

Disruptions tied to COVID-19 likely resulted in less learning this past school year. The impact has been even greater for those with autism. Parents can take action at home over the summer to get their kids ready for the Fall. Discovering favorite learning websites and exploring resources for social skills development are just a few examples.

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Funds for Services for Individuals with Autism are at Risk

June 05, 2020 | Kate Sheldon-Princi, M.Ed., BCBA

California will see budget deficits as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Spending cuts may impact the availability of services for autism that are provided through local regional centers. The federal government is considering additional funding to help. Let your local member of congress know this funding is important to you.

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