Cooking For The Autistic Child

Cooking For The Autistic Child

Teaching Your Autistic Child To Ride a Bike

Teaching Your Autistic Child To Ride a Bike

Many autistic children have a problem with spatial reference and balancing themselves. This is one of the reasons it is so difficult for an autistic kid to learn how to ride a bike. However, if you take the right steps in the right order, your child can learn to be ..Continue Reading

How To Celebrate New Year With Your Autistic Child

How To Celebrate New Year With Your Autistic Child

As a parent of an autistic child, you know how difficult it can be to go out for a party. Leaving your child in someone else’s care is difficult and maybe even dangerous. The nanny or babysitter needs to be well versed in taking care of an autistic child. In ..Continue Reading

Easing Your Child Into The Overwhelming Holiday Season

Easing Your Child Into The Overwhelming Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a great time to introduce new feelings to your child, but be careful as it can be overwhelming for your child to take in all the new sights, sounds and people. There are many ways to help your child cope with the excitement of the ..Continue Reading

Autism and Sensory Functions

Autism and Sensory Functions

Everybody thought that Carla loved to misbehave. She wouldn’t want to put on her clothes and would be irritable and cranky all day. She wouldn’t shake hands with people and would cry if the other children touched her. Carla has autism and is extremely sensitive to touch. What was initially ..Continue Reading

Does Your Daughter Have Rett Syndrome?

Does Your Daughter Have Rett Syndrome?

Rett Syndrome is a disorder in the grey matter of the brain that impairs children’s head growth, ability to speak and their motor skills. It is almost exclusively seen in girls. There is currently a debate on whether Rett Syndrome is part of the autism spectrum or not, but we ..Continue Reading

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

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’? ..Continue Reading

Great Toys For Autistic Children

Great Toys For Autistic Children

Autistic children do not enjoy the same toys that kids without autism do. This is because autistic children have a different sensory processing system, which means that they touch, see, hear and feel toys very differently. Here are some toys you can use for children who are autistic or who ..Continue Reading

Parent Support System: Talk To Other Parents With Autistic Children

Parent Support System: Talk To Other Parents With Autistic Children

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects the social, emotional and cognitive development of children that continues until his/ her adulthood. It is characterized by deficiency in communication skills, social behavior, motor skills and mental functioning abilities. The term ‘spectrum’ is used because it affects different children differently. ..Continue Reading

3 Signs To Look For To Find Out If Your Child May Be Autistic

3 Signs To Look For To Find Out If Your Child May Be Autistic

Nobody wishes for an autistic child, but that shouldn’t stop you from looking for signs of autism in your baby. Research shows that early intervention, even as young as six months, can strongly improve your child’s autism and allow them to live a healthy, social life. The autism spectrum is ..Continue Reading