Parenting

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Wondering How to Find the Right Sport for Your Child?

Participating in sports can teach many lessons to children. Both team and individual sports offer their own unique benefits. In team sports, children learn to be a part of a team. In individual sports,...

Prepping the Public

There comes a time when you just want one easy day. Whether it be a trip to the grocery store or just running through the bank, everything doesn’t have to be a big ordeal....
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Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Building Community Integration Skills in Kids with Autism, Part...

You know you want your child to be a part of his community. If you read my last article, you know that being a part of the community is something you have to teach. You...
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Happy Mother’s Day To All Mothers Reaching That "Unreachable" Star

Special-Ism honors special needs mothers around the world with a standing ovation.  We all dream what seems to be an impossible dream.  We all fight what seems to be an unbeatable foe.  We bear...
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Tips for Making a Family Cruise Hassle-Free

Many of you forego family vacations for numerous reasons, in whole or in part, connected to your journey with autism, sensory processing disorder, or some other special need. Autism on the Seas would like...

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 that creates homes for  people with and without intellectual disabilities.Caroline...
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Your Cautious Child at Summer Camp

The cautious child - the one who is sensitive, maybe shy with a serious temperament, can be one of the toughest to manage during these raucous camp days.  Parents want their child to have...

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...

Helping a Child with Autism Honor Mom on Mother’s Day

May brings extra stress to a child with autism because Mother’s Day can actually be a challenge.  One year, I forgot to write a card or make something special for my mom and I...

Discipline and Kids with Special Needs

Current thinking suggests that spanking and shouting are not acceptable forms of discipline but show me a parent who has done neither and I'll show you one who has either given birth to a...