Best Indoor Play Equipment for Active Kids

Best Indoor Play Equipment for Active Kids

Best Indoor Play Equipment for Active Kids You know your child has ADHD when you find them spinning like crazy in your home office chair, running circles through the kitchen while you cook, or jumping off every piece of furniture you own. *Sigh* If you have a high...
15 Early Warning Signs of Autism

15 Early Warning Signs of Autism

15 Early Warning Signs of Autism The statistics are pretty staggering these days: at least 1 in 60 kids have an autism spectrum disorder. And you probably know by now that early detection and intervention are crucial to the child’s outcome. If autism is...
How to Make a Visual Schedule for Autism

How to Make a Visual Schedule for Autism

How to Make a Visual Schedule for Autism Visual schedules have rocked our world over the last year, to the point where I don’t know how we ever got along without them. It felt like such a daunting task at first, but once I got over the hump and actually set them...
How to Reduce Stress for the New Year

How to Reduce Stress for the New Year

How to Reduce Stress for the New Year If you’re anything like most other autism moms, sometimes it feels like life is taking you for a crazy ride. Okay, let’s be honest – it feels that way most of the time! There’s always a meltdown to calm, a...
Best Christmas Gifts and Toys for Autistic Children

Best Christmas Gifts and Toys for Autistic Children

Best Gifts and Toys for Autistic Children Looking for gift ideas for that special child in your life? If you’re anything like me, you want to make sure each gift matters. I don’t like buying things for the sake of buying things, you know? Sure, it’s...
Preparing for the Holidays with Autistic Children

Preparing for the Holidays with Autistic Children

Preparing for the Holidays with Autistic Children Did everyone survive the Thanksgiving aftermath?! We did, although it was a struggle! Now Christmas will be here sooner than you think! Many parents will be worrying about how to survive the chaos and judgment that...
The Difference Between Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

The Difference Between Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

The Difference Between Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder I see and hear this question all the time. It’s in my sensory processing groups, my autism groups, and all around the therapists’ offices. A lot of people on the spectrum have sensory issues, so...
Ways to Relieve Constipation in an Autistic Child

Ways to Relieve Constipation in an Autistic Child

Ways to Relieve Constipation in an Autistic Child There he was again, stiffening up like a board to try to hold in the same poop he’d been withholding for the past two days. Sigh. I ran over and scooped him up, since I caught him in the act, and quickly pulled...
10 Awesome Sensory and Fine Motor Activities

10 Awesome Sensory and Fine Motor Activities

10 Awesome Sensory Activities for Autism Everyday activities like doctor’s visits, church, restaurants, and quick car rides can be a struggle for children on the spectrum. Giving them some sensory input, or giving them a task to do, often makes these outings...
Traveling With an Autistic Child: The Ultimate Guide

Traveling With an Autistic Child: The Ultimate Guide

Traveling With an Autistic Child: The Ultimate Guide “Just wait until their bedtime to leave. That way they will sleep most of the trip!” Raise your hand if you’ve heard that. Now raise it again if you tried and it failed! *Raising both hands!!*...

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