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Consistency Increases Compliance

Consistency Increases Compliance

“Take a seat” “Sit Down” “Find you chair” “Please be seated” All of these phrases mean the same thing, and for those of us who are flexible and whose minds are easily able to globalize concepts, it doesn’t really matter which of these is said to us, we understand. But...

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Creating a Routine Around Homework Can Help to Bring Calm

Creating a Routine Around Homework Can Help to Bring Calm

I heard something so touching from my 20-year old son with ASD as he described his girlfriend yesterday. A family friend had asked him what he liked so much about her, and he said that he loved her because he could always ask her when he felt confused about a...

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Talking to your child about autism

Talking to your child about autism

In most grammar school classrooms today, you are likely to see at least one child on the autism spectrum. The Center for Disease Control in the U.S. has changed the stats form 1:69 to 1:59 children diagnosed with autism. That is nearly 2% of the school age population!...

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Supporting Your Child in a New School Year

Supporting Your Child in a New School Year

If you just Google “Autism Schools near me” you will find that there are many excellent autism-specific programs in smaller schools, and public schools are being forced to kick it up a notch in terms of the services they are providing our children with autism to...

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The Therapeutic Power of Routine to Get Homework Done

The Therapeutic Power of Routine to Get Homework Done

As you start back to school, establishing a healthy routine from the very beginning is very powerful. This is something you should plan as a parent, and explain to your child in advance (5- 7 days) of school starting to give them an opportunity to adjust their...

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