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Our Journey With The Boy Scouts of America

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I am proud to being doing a sponsored post with the Boy Scouts of America. They wanted me to share our family’s story about being involved with the Boy Scouts. This is only supposed to be one post, but I am going to split it up into two. Why? Because I can . . . → Read More: Our Journey With The Boy Scouts of America

Easier Dentist Trips for Children With Autism

(Press Release)LOS ANGELES—Going to the dentist might have just gotten a little less scary for the estimated 1 in 68 U.S. children with autism spectrum disorder as well as children with dental anxiety, thanks to new research from USC.

 

In an article published on May 1 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental . . . → Read More: Easier Dentist Trips for Children With Autism

Octopus Enrichment Program Begins at SEA LIFE Aquarium

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(Press Release)CONCORD, N.C. (April 30, 2014) – Today, SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium (SEA LIFE) launched a new creature educational program, Octopus Enrichment. The program is designed to mentally stimulate SEA LIFE’s resident Giant Pacific octopus, Ruby. With proper engagement, Giant Pacific octopuses can develop the mental capacity of a five-year-old.

 

During . . . → Read More: Octopus Enrichment Program Begins at SEA LIFE Aquarium

Importance of Early Intervention For Children With Autism

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Ten Tips for Playdates With Kids of All Abilities

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Playdates are beneficial for ALL children to practice critical social skills on which future relationships will be built. The benefits of playdates include: increasing confidence; improving social decision making; and practicing skills in an adult supervised yet natural setting. Playing together allows kids to be a part of the action vs. being quiet observers. . . . → Read More: Ten Tips for Playdates With Kids of All Abilities

A Mother’s Memoir of Autism

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Love is Not Enough

A Mother’s Memoir of Autism, Madness, and Hope

When Jenny Lexhed and her husband have their first child, Lucas, they are living the dream. They’re happily married, they’ve just bought a house, the company they built together from the ground up is starting to blossom. But with the arrival of . . . → Read More: A Mother’s Memoir of Autism

Having Trouble Sleeping and Venting

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I’m up late tonight. I can’t get my mind to shut down, so I decided to try putting all my thoughts into a blog post. I’ve had a few nights over the last few weeks, of having trouble sleeping. My main worry, however, isn’t those few nights. My main concern is that I’ve been . . . → Read More: Having Trouble Sleeping and Venting

Change schools – not students – for more inclusive education

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(Press Release) A study of Australian mothers’ attempts to access more appropriate schooling for their autistic children offers a new perspective on inclusive education policies and practices.

 

Writing in the International Journal of Inclusive Education, Rozanna Lilley of Macquarie University draws on the experiences of eight New South Wales families whose children needed . . . → Read More: Change schools – not students – for more inclusive education

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