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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 5 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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10 Benefits of Weighted Vests for children with Autism

February 14, 2018

Weighted vests can be a helpful sensory strategy for children with autism. Learn what exactly a weighted vest is, what the research says about them, and if they can help improve focus for your child with autism!
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How Heavy Should a Weighted Blanket Be?

How Heavy Should a Weighted Blanket Be?

February 08, 2018

There is a lot to consider when choosing a weighted blanket. Most important is how heavy your weighted blanket should be. Depending on the individual's weight, there is a general guideline to follow.
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The 10 Best Toys for Toddlers with Autism and Sensory Processing Difficulties

The 10 Best Toys for Toddlers with Autism and Sensory Processing Difficulties

February 08, 2018

There are so many sensory toys on the market, it's hard to know which ones are best for toddlers with autism and sensory processing disorder. Take a look at our Top 10 recommendations compiled by a pediatric occupational therapist.
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How to Wash a Weighted Blanket

How to Wash a Weighted Blanket

February 08, 2018

When purchasing a weighted blanket, it is important to consider the construction and design that will affect washability. How you wash your weighted blanket depends on how it's made!
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10 AWESOME Sensory Body Sock Activities

10 AWESOME Sensory Body Sock Activities

January 31, 2018

Body Socks offer opportunities for fun and relaxation. Check out our list of 10 body sock activities to add to your child's sensory diet!
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