IEP and Moving to a Different State

An IEP is short for an Individualized Education Program. It is a set of special education services intended for children with special needs. Schools across the country use the term IEP, but the rules may differ across different states. So, while there will be no changes should you relocatewithout changing the school district, if you are moving to a different …

COVID-19’s Impact on Kids with Autism and how Parents can Help

The outbreak of COVID-19 has been difficult enough, commanding a new way of life for a disease that seemingly sprouted up overnight. For the approximate 1 in 54 U.S. children that live with autism, it’s been an entirely different experience — fraught with added confusion, anxiety and fear. In general, death is a hard subject for any child to cope …

Educational and Sensory-Friendly Online Resources for Children with Autism

Every parent knows the struggle that comes with having kids who are feeling stir-crazy from being stuck inside. It seems like a natural solution to many families to find online activities that will not only entertain their little ones, but also educate them. When you have a child with a sensory-processing disorder like autism, however, getting online can be a …

Sleep Help for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sleep is one of those things that can make or break our bodies and plenty of it allows us all to function correctly. However, sleeping can be a significant concern when it comes down to children and adults who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Many studies show that most children with ASD find it difficult to fall …

Driving with Autism: How to prepare for your driver’s test

As a teen or young adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), your decision to drive is an important one and one that should not be taken lightly. Driving is a vital part of one’s development, giving you newfound independence with access to your community and the world beyond.  Studies from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shows that two-thirds of adolescents with higher-functioning autism …

Signs of Autism in Girls – Is Asperger’s in Women Overlooked?

Girls with autism are often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and lack the essential support they need according to recent studies. Research by Brown University indicates that autism and Asperger’s syndrome are more common than previously thought and girls are more likely to be diagnosed 1.5 years later than boys. One of the reasons for this is the symptoms of autism in women …

Being an Autistic Student: 6 Insights and Working Tips

Just being a student is stressful enough sometimes provided that everything is created and designed for you and your abilities. The college programs, dorms, extra activities – everything is made for people without ASD. That’s why it is extremely hard sometimes to be an autistic student. Of course, there are many organizations, services, and platforms to offer various assistance. Some …

Is a Therapy Dog Right for Your Child with Autism

Autism or autism spectrum disorder is a set of conditions with symptoms such as repetitive behaviors, challenges in communication and social skills, sleep disorders and sensory sensitivities. For many children, the signs of autism begin to become apparent by the age of two or three. Sometimes autism developmental delays may lead to an even earlier diagnosis. There are varying degrees …