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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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How to Make Staying Home Fun for Families with Kids with Autism

April 2, 2020 | Ashley Farag, M Ed, BCBA

Families have been staying home for a few weeks now. Our circumstance has created an opportunity for us all to enjoy more time together. But by now, you may also be looking for new ideas to keep everyone occupied. Making a game out of daily chores and engaging in “virtual” activities are just a few fun things you can consider.

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How to Talk to Your Child with Autism About the Coronavirus

March 24, 2020 | Niki Mostadim, PsyD

Talking to kids with autism about the coronavirus can be a challenge. It’s important to engage in honest conversations while not panicking your child. It’s also important to highlight the “bright side”. Calling upon the expertise of ABA-focused service providers can help your child adjust to all the changes they are experiencing. Some providers can provide sessions using a telehealth approach.

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Four Myths About Autism

March 16, 2020 | Pavel “Pasha” Demidov, MS, BCBA

There’s a lot of mythology around autism, including misinformation about autism on the internet. There is no reliable evidence linking autism to bad parenting or immunizations, or that supports a cure. But we do know it’s possible to treat autism by teaching skills that enable those who are affected to navigate life more successfully.

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