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The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up For Your Autistic Child Hardcover
– April 6, 2010by Martin Esq., Areva (Author), Koegel Ph.D., Lynn Kern (Foreword)
Nationally recognized expert on autism advocacy Areva Martin shares her hard-won knowledge as a p…[Read more]
The Best Sports for Kids with Autism
It’s recommended that young kids get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. A great way to help your child hit this goal is to get them involved in a sport. But for parents of children with autism, this can pose a challenge. On this Health Minute, Dr. Julia Connelly, director at University of Utah Autism S…[Read more]
Disabled Sports USA supports sports sampling and encourages athletes to participate in a multiple sports until at least 12 years of age. Trying multiple sports gives more options to find the sports you enjoy and be an athlete for life. To learn more about the benefits of sports sampling, visit The Aspen Institute Project…[Read more]
19 Amazing Things to Do with Kids on the Spectrum
LeTania Kirkland Smith
One of the things we love most about LA is that it is home to families of all shapes, sizes and varieties—which includes those with special needs and on the autism spectrum. There is also a growing community of support and activities available for families. Fr…[Read more]
Best Sports for Children with Autism
By Zholl Tablante | 2/8/17 11:22 PM | Health & Nutrition | 2 Comments
5 Tips for Helping Your Child Succeed in Sports
It is no secret that sports are a big part of most people’s lives. More than 100 million people in the United States alone tune in to watch the Super Bowl every year. However, being a sports f…[Read more]
The Best Sports for Kids With Autism
By Lisa Jo Rudy
Updated May 21, 2019
Some sports can be challenging for kids with autism. That doesn’t mean autistic kids should stay away from physical activity, but it is important to help your child to choose sports that they are likely to enjoy and excel at. Autism creates specific challenges when it…[Read more]
Even if your child hasn’t officially been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, he may still benefit from certain treatments. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) makes those treatments possible for children under age 3 who may be at risk for developmental problems.
The type of treatment your child receives for autism s…[Read more]
Your child’s doctor will look for signs of developmental delays at regular checkups. If your child shows any symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, you’ll likely be referred to a specialist who treats children with autism spectrum disorder, such as a child psychiatrist or psychologist, pediatric neurologist, or developmental pediatrician,…[Read more]
Types of Treatments
There are many different types of treatments available. For example, auditory training, discrete trial training, vitamin therapy, anti-yeast therapy, facilitated communication, music therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and sensory integration.
The different types of treatments can generally be broken down into…[Read more]
sunny started the topic Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Health: What’s In a Name? in the forum Sensory/Related 3 years, 4 months ago
Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Health: What’s In a Name?Other Complementary Health Approaches
We’ve all seen the words “complementary,” “alternative,” and “integrative,” but what do they really mean?
This fact sheet looks into these terms to help you understand them better and gives you a brief picture of the mission and role of…[Read more]
Every child or adult with autism has unique strengths and challenges, so there is no one size fits all approach to autism treatment and intervention. Each autism intervention or treatment plan should be tailored to address the person’s specific needs.
Intervention can involve behavioral treatments, medicines or both. Many people with…[Read more]
Behavior and Communication
ApproachesAccording to reports by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Research Council, behavior and communication approaches that help children with ASD are those that provide structure, direction, and organization for the child in addition to family participation.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a general term used for a group of brain development disorders that leads to a partial or complete loss of a person’s ability to communicate, socialize or relate to other people. ASD is commonly referred to as simply ‘autism’.
Why is it a ‘Spectrum Disorder’?
It is called…[Read more]
While early educational intervention is key to improving the lives of people with ASD, some parents and professionals believe other treatment approaches play an important role in improving communication skills and reducing behavioral symptoms associated with autism. These complementary therapies might include music, art or…[Read more]
sunny started the topic Autism Navigator® About Autism in ToddlersAbout the Course in the forum Parent Training 3 years, 4 months ago
Autism Navigator® About Autism in ToddlersAbout the Course
About Autism in Toddlers is our first web-based course free to the public for families, professionals, and anyone interested in learning about autism spectrum disorder
(ASD). This self-paced course has video clips of over a dozen toddlers with ASD at 18 to 24 months of age.
Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Every person with autism is different. All will have problems with communication and social skills but not in the same way. Autism is a spectrum disorder because it can cause mild problems, severe problems, or something in between.
People with autism may focus on one topic, like trains or a…[Read more]
Autism Speech Therapy Strategies
Is Speech Therapy only for Autism?
Speech and language impairment is one of the defining characteristics of Autism
It’s a question that often bothers speech therapists and parents alike. It’s not just that Speech Therapy applies only to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; it is equally effective for typica…[Read more]