Extended Family and Special Needs: 7 Tips to Strengthen Relationships

As parents of kids with special needs, we sometimes operate in survival mode and neglect the relationships that are beyond the immediate household. I’d like to share several ideas that strengthened my extended family network of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Be honest about the challenges to help your family … Read More

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Your Holiday Survival Guide

It’s holiday time! Yahoo! No school! Yahoo! Uh…Oh…You mean I’m stuck at home with my kids? My kids who have frequent meltdowns? My kids who thrive on structure? Don’t sweat it. Here’s a few tips for you and your special needs kids to keep you rolling smoothly through the holidays. … Read More

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Exercise and Physical Activity for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Exercise is an important component to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for all children.  In the United States, over 16% of children between the ages of 2 and 19 years of age are considered overweight or obese.1 For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this percentage is even higher with 19% of … Read More

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