1. Creating A Safe & Supportive Home Environment

    Children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often positively or negatively affected by their environment. For parents and family members, it is important to begin creating a safe and supportive environment for a child immediately after diagnosis. Individual who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder often have difficulties making sense of their environment, especially if chang…Read More

  2. Symtoms of Autism

    I have been working many years with children with autism and I have noticed that there are so many judge's. Humans as a group are known for judging one another. One of the biggest opportunities for judgements are when people see an unruly child in public. They think, in an old fashion term, “beat that kid” or “why are you letting them get away with being a brat?” or “I would never let my…Read More

  3. Understanding The Basics of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is not a specific diagnosis. It is the general term for a group of disorders that hinder the brain development of a child. These disorders make it difficult for a child to learn, deal with social situations, communicate, and practice normal behavioral patterns. Prior to 2013, all disorders ranging from Asperger’s Syndrome to Autism were classified individually. Wi…Read More

  4. Coping With An Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

    Families are receiving a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on a daily basis across the country. As the instance of ASD becomes more prevalent, parents are looking for resources that can help them cope with the new challenges their child’s diagnosis may bring. As it stands, the prevalence of autism is as high as 1:68 children, and the Center For Disease Control (CDC) believes that those…Read More

  5. Has Your Child Ever Wandered Away From Your Home?

    Some kids with developmental disabilities sometimes have a tendency to run away from home, intentional or not. What can you do to keep this from happening to you? I compiled a few helpful hints, and tips to keep your child a little more safe while at home: Don’t be afraid to call emergency services immediately (911) if you find that your child ran away from your home. Hopefully somebody in your …Read More