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Do You or Your Autistic Child Have Anxiety? It May Be Due to Sensory Dysregulation

It may be problems with sensory processing. Are you often overwhelmed, irritable or short tempered? Do you avoid crowds? Are you sensitive to certain sounds, lights, being touched, etc? Understanding that Sensory Processing Disorder can cause anxiety… (Read more…)

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Are You Neurodiverse? Understand How Your Brain is Wired

Neurodiversity is a concept that recognizes and respects neurological differences just as any other human variation. People’s brains are “wired” differently, but this doesn’t mean these differences are necessarily abnormal. Neurological…(Read more…)

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7 Keys to Get Your Autistic (Neurodiverse) Child to Listen

When your autistic/neurodiverse child doesn’t listen, it may seem like she is doing it on purpose. But, there are many reasons why this happens. Figuring out the reasons is VERY important. It may not be possible to understand completely, but having… (Read more…)

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How to Use Rewards With Your Autistic/Asperger’s Child

Have you tried talking to your child and explaining why he needs to do what you ask, but find yourself saying it over and over? No matter how much you reason with him, he just don’t seem to get it? Rewards can work for anyone, but especially for children on… (Read more…)

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Autistic/Asperger’s Girls and Women – What You Need to Know

When diagnosed in early childhood, it allows for parents and teachers to adjust to how the autistic/Asperger’s child learns throughout their development, and to enlist appropriate resources. When not diagnosed, this necessary guidance… (Read more…)

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How to Parent When You or Your Partner is Autistic/Asperger’s

Are you or your partner autistic/Asperger’s, and are raising children? It’s true that some people’s autism characteristics are to the degree that successful parenting may not be realistic. But for many autistic people, it is very possible to raise well… (Read more…)

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Toilet Training Your Autistic Child

Are you feeling pressure that your child is not toilet trained? Are you concerned that it is your fault? Are you criticized or blamed that your child should have been trained by now? Well… these are common experiences for parents of autistic children… (Read more…)

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 Toilet Training Tips for Your Autistic Child, Do’s and Don’ts

For autistic children, toilet training can take quite a bit longer, and can be a frustrating experience. Check out our blog on Toilet Training Your Autistic Child to learn helpful strategies. Below is a list of specific toilet training ideas and… (Read more…)

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The Importance of Routines for Your Autistic/Asperger’s Child

For the most part, your child will do better when she has daily routines and that her life is fairly predictable. Many parents find that when they tell their child ahead of time what is going to happen, their child is much more cooperative. Here are tips…(Read more…)

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7 How-To Strategies for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

The sad truth is that getting a good night’s sleep is a very common struggle for autistic children and adults. Unfortunately, lack of sleep can result in frustration and anxiety about not being able to sleep, making it even more difficult to sleep…(Read more…)