Transitions

Learn How to Cope with Change

As an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I like structure and predictability. I enjoy knowing what is going to happen, first, next, and last. Not only do I like knowing what is...

How to Make the Transition to Middle School with an IEP a Little Easier

For the past few months I have been waking up in cold sweats at night over the realization that my baby boy will be graduating from elementary  and entering middle school. Just when we...

Address Difficult Behaviors When It’s Sensory AND Behavior

Have you experienced any of these challenges? Similar challenges? Let's take a look at common challenging behaviors and discover how to address difficult behaviors with sensory input. A seven year-old insists on wearing the same...

Holiday Gatherings: Sensory Kids Can Thrive

Years ago, having visitors in our home during the holiday season was a huge source of stress for my daughter.  It did not matter who it was either.   Holiday gatherings during holiday season...

My Personal View and Tips on Transitions

Transitions can be tough for everyone, but they can be especially challenging for people with special needs. Whether the transition is from one activity to another or a break in normal routine, both can...

5 Ways to Help Your Child Transition Back to School

Since my daughter has been very tiny, her routine is sacred to her and even the slightest change can set her into an instant meltdown. Many of our kids rely on 'the same old...

Easing Transitions Through Activity Disengagement

Transitions are known to be difficult for any child with isms.  Having sat in IEP meetings as an Occupational Therapist (OT), and having sat in my own child’s IEP meetings, it doesn’t take long...
Transitions - School Bus

5 Tips for Better Transitions

Transitions are rough for many of us. As a parent, I even struggle when transitioning from the peace and quiet of my home office to the hustle and bustle that instantly ensues when my...
adult transitions

6 Tips to Prepare Now for Transition to Adulthood

Many times when we ring in a new year, we make resolutions. We start new diets, exercise regularly, read more, etc. and “resolve” to due better in these areas of our life. Although statistics...

New School Year: Ready or Not, Here We Come!

Summer has been full of fun, relaxation, and swimming. But now all this is about to change as summer is coming to an end. Back-to-school ads started back in July, a sign that the...