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Sensory Overload and Autism

For children with autism, one aspect that may afflict them is that of sensory dysfunction or sensory overload. Young children are still becoming familiar…

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5 Simple Strategies for Flying With an Autistic Child

It can be difficult for parents to find appropriate activities for children with autism.  A child with autism craves routine and predictability in their…

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Breaking Through the Wall of Autism Symptoms

When parents are concerned about the development of their child – or seeming lack of it – and then hear the word “autism,” it…

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Improving Mealtime for a Child With Autism

Mealtime can be a challenge for parents with autistic children. Then again, mealtime can be a challenge with any child. Children can be very…

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HOW you play is crucial!

What’s your play style and why? For well over a decade I have been teaching families to play with their children on the autism…

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Play like a pro: 4 tips for playing with your ASD child

Play like a pro! Create the optimal play environment. Putting together a room in your house that is low on distraction, free of electronic…

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What’s your ritual?

For many on the autism spectrum, exclusive, repetitive or ritualistic behaviors can take up a big portion of  time and attention. There are many…

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Becoming a Dad

Over the last fifteen years I have worked and played with hundreds of families and their children on the autism spectrum. I rough house,…

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Anticipation

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing…

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Motivation

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” -Norman Ralph Augustine Most of the professional world approaches working with children on the spectrum by using…

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