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What You Need to Know About Autism and Sleep

by Alescia Ford-Lanza MS OTR/L, ATP October 04, 2017 1 Comment

80% of children with autism have sleep problems. Our guide gives an overview of autism sleep issues, as well as the 11 best tips for how to get an autistic child to sleep.
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sensory breaks classroom blog post

How to Make Sensory Breaks Work in the Classroom

by Alescia Ford-Lanza MS OTR/L, ATP August 16, 2017

Working sensory breaks in at school helps provide children with supports throughout the school environment that promote regulation, focus, and engagement. Learn how to schedule them, plus learn our favorite sensory seeking activities.
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Autism & the Ketogenic Diet

Autism and the Ketogenic Diet - Why it can Affect Autistic Symptoms

by Casey Ames December 23, 2016

The Ketogenic Diet is high in fat, low in carbs, and moderate in protein. Learn more about how the ketogenic diet could help those with autism and how to make the transition.
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Autism & Screen Time Blog Post

Is There Really a Link Between Autism and Screen Time?

by Casey Ames December 23, 2016 10 Comments

Are you worried that television and video games may have caused your child's autism or could be making it worse? In this article we will take a look at what the science says about it and help you understand the connection between screen time and autism.
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Why Does the Paleo Diet Work for Autism?

Why does the Paleo Diet work for Autism?

by Casey Ames December 21, 2016 3 Comments

If your child has autism, changing their diet could actually have a big effect on their behavior. Learn about what exactly the paleo diet is, and how it could possibly help those with autism spectrum disorder.
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