Autism

Providing parents with the resources they need to understand and nurture their child with autism. With the proper information and support, every child can succeed.

Worried autistic boy sitting with crossed legs on mint chair during conversation with psychiatrist.

Autism, Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With Autism

Disciplining a child with autism involves using consistent, gentle discipline techniques and understanding your child’s specific needs and behaviors.

Boy trying to solve math equations in front of blackboard.

Autism, Development

What Is Fluid Reasoning and Why Is It Important?

If a child struggles to learn new ways to do things, it may be a problem with fluid reasoning. Learn about fluid reasoning, its importance, and ways to improve it.

Autistic boy having a meltdown and throwing a toy.

Autism, Behavior, Visual Impairment

Managing Difficult Behaviors in Children Who Are Blind and Autistic

Parents of children who are blind and autistic often face unique challenges when it comes to managing behavioral issues. Many traditional behavioral management techniques rely on visual supports, which can...

Boy turning on light.

Autism

Understanding Visual Stimming in Children with Autism

Children with autism may employ visual stimming to self-soothe. Find out more about visual stimming and ways to manage this often challenging behavior.

Child psychotherapist working with little girl and her mother in office.

Autism, Special Needs

Global Developmental Delay vs Autism: What’s the Difference?

Children with global developmental delay reach developmental milestones later, while those with autism spectrum disorder often exhibit behavior and social challenges.

Mother teaching child to use it as toilet.

Autism, Potty Training

Autism and Potty Training: A Parent’s Guide

Potty training an autistic child comes with certain challenges. We break down toilet training for kids with autism to guide parents.

Autistic boy playing with colorful dice being watched by a psychotherapist sitting in the background.

Autism

Managing Repetitive Behavior in Children With Autism

Managing repetitive behavior in children with autism is possible, and it's an essential step in avoiding self-harm and improving social skills.

Girl at speech therapist office.

Autism, Special Needs

The Four Major Types of Developmental Delays Explained

The four major types of developmental delay are cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional.

Little boy confused and doubtful shrugging shoulders.

Autism, Special Needs

Tics vs Stimming vs Compulsions: What’s the Difference?

Learn all about tics vs stimming and compulsions and the differences between each. We give you the facts on how to deal with these disorders.

Girl on the lesson of the development of fine motor skills in kindergarten.

Autism, Special Needs

Understanding Global Developmental Delay in Children

Global developmental delay (GDD) is diagnosed in children under 5 with significant delays in two or more domains. Learn the signs and best ways to help.

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Autism, Development, Special Needs

Understanding Cognitive Developmental Delay in Children

Cognitive developmental delays occur when a child’s thinking and reasoning are significantly below the expected average. Learn the signs and best ways to help.

Child cover ears with hands and closed eyes.

Autism, Behavior

How to Deal With Sensory Overload in Children

You can help your child manage their symptoms and even prevent future meltdowns by learning how to deal with sensory overload.

Young girl with down syndrome playing with toy blocks alone and wearing noise cancelling earphone.

Autism, Product Reviews

13 Best Noise Canceling Headphones for Autism of 2022

Here are our 13 best noise canceling headphones for autism to help your child cope with loud noises, sound sensitivity, and sensory overload.

Sensory experiences for autistic boy.

Autism, Toys

The 10 Best Sensory Toys for Autism of 2022

There are many sensory toys for children with special needs that will help develop their sensory systems as well as being fun. Here are a few of the best!

Little boy with down syndrome cuddles up to his mother and looks a bit sad.

Autism, Special Needs

How to Help Special Needs Kids Cope with Social Anxiety

Searching for coping tools for social anxiety in children? You can use several effective strategies to help your special needs child cope with anxiety. Let us help!

Upset toddler having a meltdown.

Autism, Behavior

Sensory Meltdown Survival Guide for Parents

There are many remedies to handle your child’s sensory meltdown. They vary based on the environment and the type of sensitivities your child experiences. 

covid vaccine

Autism, Health & Nutrition

Getting My Special Needs Son the COVID Vaccine: One Mom’s Mission

While others debate the pros and cons of the COVID-19 vaccine, some desperate special needs families hopelessly search for resources to get their kids vaccinated.

Ivan crying

Autism, Behavior

6 Strategies for Addressing Self-Injurious Behaviors

Self injurious behaviors are, unfortunately, not unusual for kids with special needs. These behaviors could be anything from biting, hitting or even banging their head on the walls or furniture....

A little girl wearing glasses.

Autism, Behavior, Visual Impairment

Is My Blind Child Autistic? One Parent’s Experience

Mary discusses trying to determine if her daughter's behaviors were related to her visual impairment or a symptom of autism.

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Autism, Behavior

Raising A Sensory Smart Child

For children who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights.

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Autism, Behavior, Sleep

SafeSpaces: Safe Rooms and Safe Beds for Kids with Special Needs

SafeSpaces custom makes living and sleeping spaces for children with special needs, such as autism or other issues. These spaces can be beds or entire rooms that are safe and...

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Autism, Schools for the Blind

Anova Education and Behavior Services

Anova is a Northern California non-profit K-12 school and treatment center specializing in children with autism and related social, emotional, and behavioral needs.

Ivan in his bed

Autism, Behavior, Sleep

3 Tips for Choosing Pajamas for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders

Is night time a nightmare? Here are 3 tips for choosing the best pajamas for kids with autism or sensory processing disorders (SPD).