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Managing Stress with Mindfulness: Helpful Tips for Parents of Children with Autism 600 400 bh360

Managing Stress with Mindfulness: Helpful Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

March 21, 2019 | Caroline Hardman, MS, BCBA, Qualified MBSR Instructor

When we become parents, we fall in love with our miraculous little bundle of life. We also find ourselves stressed out with the demands of being a new parent. How we respond is largely a result of how we have previously learned to react to stressful events.

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Food Selectivity: Battles at the Dinner Table 600 401 bh360

Food Selectivity: Battles at the Dinner Table

March 11, 2019 | Jared Freilich, MA, BCBA

It’s not unusual for children to be picky about food; it can be a pretty normal process as little ones develop a taste for what they prefer to eat, and what they don’t. They usually outgrow the fussiness as their palates mature. But children with developmental disabilities often adopt persistent patterns of unhealthy or very narrow preferences about food that go miles beyond typical finicky childhood eating.

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Children with Autism are More Likely to Experience Abuse than Other Children 460 314 bh360

Children with Autism are More Likely to Experience Abuse than Other Children

February 28, 2019 | Leili Zarbakhsh, PhD, LEP, LMFT, BCBA-D

Helping children on the autism spectrum is complex and difficult. We work hard to give our children a voice, so they are able to have their needs met and navigate their way to as normal a life as possible. Sadly, new research has reminded us how vulnerable these children are to abuse, and how likely they are to experience it.

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Preventing Caregiver Burnout 500 334 bh360

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

February 25, 2019 | Yelba Diaz, BA

Parenting is never an easy job! For parents of children with autism or other developmental disabilities, parenting can be even more challenging. These parents find their roles expanding into that of 24/7 caregivers who are not only expected to provide love and support, but also to meet relentless needs.

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