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A Tribute to Mothers of Children with Autism

A mother’s day tribute to mother’s of children with autism . . . → Read More: A Tribute to Mothers of Children with Autism

How to Decrease Chewing in Children with Autism:

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Some children with autism like to chew on clothes, paper or anything that they can get their hands on easily. Does your child do that? Here’s more about why children with autism chew excessively and what you can do about it. . . . → Read More: How to Decrease Chewing in Children with Autism:

Online Autism Testing Tool

A link to an Online Autism Assessment tool. . . . → Read More: Online Autism Testing Tool

A Place of Quiet

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Ideas on creating a place of quiet in busy classrooms, and small homes. Children with Autism need a little space where they are safe and undisturbed, so that they can cope with the sensory challenges they face all the time. . . . → Read More: A Place of Quiet

Sensory- Friendly Movies for Kids with Autism

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I recently came across sensory- friendly movies and thought that it was a brilliant idea. A few theatres in the US offer special sensory- friendly screenings of popular movies. They leave the lights on, turn the volume down and allow the audience to sing, dance, clap or move around. Families are also allowed to bring . . . → Read More: Sensory- Friendly Movies for Kids with Autism

Making Social Story Books About your Child

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Social story books aim at teaching and reinforcing social behaviors in children with autism. There are many social story books available, but you can make your own ones based on your child.

Social Story Books are of different kinds. They can be written from different points of views and can be used for teaching a . . . → Read More: Making Social Story Books About your Child

The SODA Strategy

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Children with Autism and Asperger’s have difficulties with social skills. Training in social skills can help them deal with social situations, and live independently. A number of techniques are used to teach social skills, but here’s one that I found recently.

It’s called The SODA Strategy.

S – STOP

O- Observe

D- Deliberate

A – . . . → Read More: The SODA Strategy

Making Choices…

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Letting people with Autism make choices, helps them to learn better. Read more about this study on leisure and autism. . . . → Read More: Making Choices…

Early Intervention can Decrease Autistic Features: Recent Autism Research

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Recent Autism Research has proven that early intervention can reduce autistic features and improve IQ. But can early intervention reach every child with autism? . . . → Read More: Early Intervention can Decrease Autistic Features: Recent Autism Research

The Oops Board

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The Oops board is a technique to help children prepare for changes in their daily routine. . . . → Read More: The Oops Board