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Everything You Need to Know About Weighted Blankets for Adults

Everything You Need to Know About Weighted Blankets for Adults

November 20, 2018 4 Comments

Do weighted blankets work for adults? We dive into what the research says and what kind of benefits an adult can expect from using a weighted blanket. We also take a look at what size weighted blanket you should get and how to choose the right one.
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We've donated over $25,000 to the University of Washington Autism Clinic!

We've donated over $25,000 to the University of Washington Autism Clinic!

November 19, 2018

With this last month, we've successfully donated over $25,000 to the University of Washington Autism Center to aid autism research as well as provide families in need with financial help for their child to get therapy!
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The Go-To Guide to Surviving the Holidays When Your Child has Autism

The Go-To Guide to Surviving the Holidays When Your Child has Autism

November 15, 2018

The holidays are stressful times for everyone and can be even more stressful for children with autism. Survive the holidays by being proactive in helping your child handle the changes in routine, busyness, and general sensory overload. Follow the helpful recommendations laid out in this article!
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Do Weighted Blankets Work for Anxiety? The Science Explored!

November 13, 2018 19 Comments

Weighted blankets are useful for a large number of people, but how do they work for anxiety? We dive into the science to see if heavy blankets for anxiety can really help improve relaxation and a sense of calm. Also, learn how to choose the right size anxiety blanket for yourself.
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Guide to supplements for autism

The Ultimate Guide to Supplements for Autism

November 06, 2018

Vitamin supplements have proven to be beneficial for children with autism. By choosing specific supplements to address autistic symptoms, you can help your child better manage daily challenges. To learn more about supplements for autism, check out this article.
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The Go-To Guide for Encouraging Independence in Adults with Special Needs

October 28, 2018

When a person has special needs, a range of skills can be affected and limit their ability to be independent. Check out our article to learn more about how to encourage independent living skills for those with special needs, like autism. Adults with autism can grow to live on their own. Learn about it here.
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The Go-To Guide for Understanding the Special Education Process

The Go-To Guide for Understanding the Special Education Process

September 12, 2018

If your child is struggling to make progress in school, has a disability in need of specialized instruction, or whose disability necessitates some accommodations to his learning environment, there are safeguards in place to make sure all students succeed. Learn how to navigate the special education system in this Go-To Guide to getting your child the right special education plan.
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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

April 04, 2018

Whatever your reason for wanting to inform yourself on what Autism Spectrum Disorder is, our article will provide you with the information you need to seek additional resources and be a more conscious citizen in your interactions with people on the autism spectrum.
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What is the History of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

March 30, 2018 3 Comments

Autism Spectrum Disorder has actually been around much longer than you would expect. It's only been in the last couple decades where it has grown into the national spotlight. Learn about the history of autism, including the first case of autism, in our easy to follow article.
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10 Sensory Room Ideas for Home or the Classroom

10 Sensory Room Ideas for Home or the Classroom

February 21, 2018 1 Comment

A sensory room is a place designed to meet the unique sensory needs for kids with autism and SPD. It's easy to create a room at home or in school with these Top 10 Ideas!
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10 Tips To Help Calm Anxiety in Kids with Autism

10 Tips To Help Calm Anxiety in Kids with Autism

February 21, 2018

Kids with autism often experience anxiety due to sensory overload and an inability to self-regulate. In this article we share the top 10 tips to help prevent and manage anxiety in kids with autism.
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How does Occupational Therapy help kids with autism?

How does Occupational Therapy help kids with autism?

February 14, 2018

Children with autism and sensory processing difficulties often receive occupational therapy services as a way to help build skills in the areas needed to complete daily activities. Check out this article to find out exactly how OT can be beneficial.
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