Sunday , August 20 2017

How to Support an Autistic Person During Autism Awareness Month

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April can be a very challenging month for autistic people, who face disaster rhetoric, praise for organizations that hurt them, calls for cures, and routine dehumanization. This can be very taxing on their mental health.[1][2] Here is how to help protect their self-esteem and keep their spirits high.  Part One …

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How to Discipline a Child with Autism

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It can be difficult for a parent to determine the best way to manage their child’s unwanted behaviour. This can be even more difficult when the child is autistic. It is important that as a parent of an autistic child, you recognise that discipline is more than just punishing a …

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Benefits of Horse Therapy for Kids With Autism

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The healing emotional bond between humans and horses has been recognized for thousands of years. In modern times, the horse is used by occupational, physical and speech therapists as a treatment tool in the specialty area of hippotherapy. Therapeutic riding instructors also help children with disabilities by teaching them how …

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Top 5 Sports for Kids with Autism

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability affecting social and communication skills. Utah ranks higher than the national average, with one in 54 kids having ASD. Julia Connelly, Ph.D., a psychologist and the clinical …

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4 Ways to Recognize Signs of Autism in a Child

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Autism is a spectrum disability, meaning that there are many different ways your child may manifest, or show, signs of autism across a wide spectrum of behaviours. The child with autism experiences disordered brain development that is typically demonstrated through difficulties or differences in intellectual ability, social interaction, nonverbal and …

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5 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Autism

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This post is by Lauren Casper a mother of two who blogs at www.laurencasper.com. Lauren’s son Mareto is on the autism spectrum. Lauren wrote this post in honor of Light It Up Blue and World Autism Awareness Day. How are you going to Light It Up Blue? Learn more about the …

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Helping patients with autism navigate the stressful ER

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When you head to the emergency room, you almost expect stress — the long waits, the hubbub of other patients and the endless, seemingly discombobulated stream of doctors and nurses. But for patients with autism, a neurological disorder that affects communication and can make people sensitive to stimulation, that stress …

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10 Tips to Calm Down a Child with autism in Meltdown

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Possibly the most difficult and exhausting aspect of being a mother of an autistic child is dealing with meltdowns. Sometimes every day. Definitely at the wrong moments. Chances are, these meltdowns have kept you at home during family holidays, away from the merriment. Walking in a mall, even when not …

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