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How to Plan an Autism-friendly Christmas

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How to Plan an Autism-friendly Christmas

The importance of planning big events for people living with Autism is sometimes overlooked, but it can easily be executed with these steps that I will share with you. As many people may know, living with Autism can be taxing when dealing with sudden big events or surprises and can cause anxiety. To avoid this, planning for the holidays is essential. This will create a more comfortable environment to have an enjoyable Christmas celebration around friends and family without feeling overwhelmed. Also, planning can help decrease anxiety, panic, stress, and overthinking. Familiarizing yourself or an individual with the idea of...


Teaching an Autistic Child How to Write

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Teaching an Autistic Child How to Write

Writing is an important form of communication. When someone writes something down it helps them clear their mind and later retrieve important information. Autistic children experience many challenges when it comes to learning to write. To teach an autistic child to write the best way to start is to first improve the child’s fine motor skills. One way to do that is to teach the child how to string beads. The process of how to string beads is easy, first model the behavior using a staw to string the beads, then move on to using a pipe cleaner, then finally move...


Toothpaste For Kids With Autism

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Toothpaste For Kids With Autism

Many autistic children hate brushing their teeth. For different reasons some children with autism clench their teeth closed once toothpaste and a toothbrush come near their mouth. The good news is there are ways to help an autistic child have good oral hygiene through using different types of toothpastes and toothbrushes.  Since many children don't like the flavor or texture of toothpaste, dentists recommend going as natural as possible. Toothpastes without added flavor or color are best for autistic children. Many do not like the strong mint or cinnamon flavor often put into toothpaste. Toothpastes with a mild taste that...


Haircut Tips for Autistic Children

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Haircut Tips for Autistic Children

Haircuts for people with autism can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Problems can be associated with a number of nuances, from sensory problems to anxiety, to what will happen during the haircut process.  Before you cut your child’s hair, consider the following: — Talk with the manager about the possibility of going to the salon in advance, so that your child can become acquainted with the environment. — Plan a visit to the hairdresser for a time when the salon is not very crowded, so that distractions and unpleasant experiences can be limited. — Talk to the stylist about the sensory...


Homeschooling to make Education Fun for Children with ASD

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Homeschooling to make Education Fun for Children with ASD

Children with ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder have special education needs. ASD is a communications disorder and in a public school environment students with ASD may suffer a disadvantage. One solution to educate students with ASD effectively is homeschooling them.  Educating a child with autism in a homeschool has more advantages than educating them in public schools or in segregated schools for children with special needs. Children with ASD can improve their communication skills through the dedication and love of their parents in a homeschool environment. Parents know their children better than anyone else and can make a customized program...