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Be Flexible & Reduce the Anxiety of Getting Gifts

Source: autismdigest.comWe assume that everyone enjoys receiving a gift, especially kids. Yet many parents report that getting a gift causes fear and anxiety...

A Door to Seeing a Brother’s Disability as an Opportunity

This guest post was written by Caroline McGraw. She is the Program Director for L’Arche Washington, DC Arlington homes, a non-profit, faith-based organization...

A Hunting We Will Go! Scavenger Hunts for Learning

Who doesn’t remember a good scavenger hunt as a child? It was fun to be at a party, divide into teams and go out...

The Three Neuro Reflexes and How They Affect Hearing

I often talk about the acoustic reflex and how that muscle’s reflex is so very important to have tested to determine if it functions...

Using Poetry Therapy for Inner Healing: Six Steps to Issue Resolution

When people tell their own stories through poems, songs and journals, it provides vital material for the therapeutic process: It deepens their connection to...

Portrait of a Bully

Dictionary.com defines bully: –noun a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. –verb (used with object) to act the bully...

Should I Tell My Child He Has Autism?

The decision to tell your child that he has autism is a personal one. Knowing when and how to tell your children will present...

Lost Nutrition? Fiber

Gluten-free grains have plenty of fiber. There are many ways to continue to attain fiber in your diet. Of course fruits and vegetables are...

Last is First in Backward Chaining

Typically when teaching a child a skill we start at the beginning, move through the sequence of steps, and conclude with the final step....

Smart Food Choices for Increased Calcium Intake

Some parents use a special diet free of casein while other parents simply cannot get their kiddos to eat more than 3 foods.  We...