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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

The Toxic Trick in Halloween Candy and Why You Must Dump the Junk

“Dr. Lisa, I know that Halloween usually means handing out and collecting conventional candy, but the more I am reading about the ingredients in them, the more I question if . . . → Read More: The Toxic Trick in Halloween Candy and Why You Must Dump the Junk

What Autism Is – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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When you do a search for “autism” or “what is autism”, you get websites that will provide you with a sweet, scientific definition. It will tell you that it is a “complex developmental disability”, or a “brain-based disorder.” These definitions are a nice stepping stone for understanding what autism is, but they . . . → Read More: What Autism Is – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Overnight Summer Camp and Kidecals Review

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My daughter has finished her one week overnight summer camp in GA, and is now in SC with my parents. They are having a great time at Devil’s Fork State Park. I used my daughter’s camping trip to do a complete review of labels from kidecals.com. They had sent me a request . . . → Read More: Overnight Summer Camp and Kidecals Review

My Son’s Little Quarks That I Love

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I noticed something yesterday that got me thinking about all the little quarks my son has. Specifically, the quarks that I love. I was getting together his whites to put into the laundry machine, and I noticed how he separates them. I knew, and appreciated, the fact that he separates his colors . . . → Read More: My Son’s Little Quarks That I Love

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