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 …

Your Backyard can be your Autistic Child’s Sanctuary

With so many parts of the world inaccessible for people with autism, it’s hard to see your autistic child feel out of place. Although you work to help your child learn to cope and thrive in adverse environments, you can also create a space made just for them. Here are some tips for designing an autism-friendly backyard for your child. …

12 Popular Games Adapted for Children with Autism

Play is often described as the “work” of childhood, where children can make friendships, learn social skills, come to understand expected group behavior, consequences, turn taking, and cooperation, not to mention have some fun! Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can reap these same benefits by playing games with other kids, though many do not naturally gain the aforementioned skills …

Safety Tips and Products for Kids with Autism

Every parent worries about their child’s safety. Parents of children with autism worry more, and for good reason. Children with autism are both more vulnerable and more likely to place themselves in harm’s way than typically developing kids of the same age. Fortunately, there are a number of steps parents can take to avoid risk and make it easier to address safety issues when …

How to stop children with Autism Spectrum Disorder from Wandering

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder are often struggling to manage their child’s wandering and whereabouts. Nearly half of children with autism spectrum disorder try to wander or run off, causing tremendous concern to parents and guardians. However, understanding and monitoring your child’s wandering can help put a stop to this behavior. Read more

How to explain Autism to Children

“Trying to explain autism spectrum disorders to anyone – children or adults – is tricky because it’s complicated,” says Dr. Sandy Burkhardt, a child psychologist with Indy-based Children’s Resource Group. “I say, if we can’t make it simple, let’s at least try to make it clear.” That, experts say, means using age-appropriate language, not shaming children for asking questions and …

Social Stories for Autism: The Ultimate Guide

Social Stories are proven to be an excellent tool for helping children on the spectrum deal with new or unfamiliar social events. Developed by Carol Gray in 1991, they have greatly improved social skills in children with autism. Read more

Autism, Head Banging and other Self-Harming Behavior

Headbanging is an alarming issue for families with children on the spectrum. Caregivers and parents should get help before addressing headbanging and autism. Autism does not need to be synonymous with self-harm. Read more for tips and strategies to help your child reduce self-injurious behavior.

Designing the Perfect Playroom for Children with Autism

If you have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), playtime is also incredibly important, but how children on the spectrum play may look a little different. ASD may affect a child’s ability to copy the actions of others, explore their environment, and imagine the thoughts and feelings of others. Children with ASD can learn those skills needed to play …