8 Fine Motor Activities for Children with Autism
Did you know that around 87 percent of people with an autism diagnosis struggle with motor skills? These can range from fine to gross motor skills and impact many areas of life. For children with autism, early intervention is extremely effective. Working with your child in therapy and at home with fine motor activities is […]
The Benefits of Sensory Toys for Children With Autism
Did you know that for children with an autism diagnosis, early intervention can improve social skills, learning, communication, and underlying brain development? As a parent of a child with autism, it’s easy to feel like you don’t know where to start. There are many treatment options for children with autism, but what do you do […]
At What Age Should Your Child Get an Evaluation for Autism
In the past, less than 1 out of every 200 children received a formal diagnosis of autism. That led many people to think that autism was rarer than it turned out to be. These days, we know that autism affects closer to 1 out of every 68 children in the United States! This latest data throws into […]
Coping with Autism Diagnosis: The Positive Side of Autism
Did you know that more than 3.5 million people in America live with a form of autism? Coping with autism can present challenges, but your son or daughter can still live a remarkable and fulfilling life. There is a positive side of autism to consider. What do iconic figures such as Albert Einstein and Elon Musk […]
6 Key Tips for Parenting a Child With Autism
Autism. It can be a difficult condition to live with, and more kids in the United States may have it than you think. In the United States, about 1 in every 44 children has autism spectrum disorder. If you are a parent of one of these children, this news could petrify you. You may not […]
Autism vs ADHD: My Child Is Showing Signs of Both
You’re worried about your child. They exhibit difficulty sitting still, are extra sensitive to sounds, and may struggle to focus. These symptoms may be severe enough that they struggle with everyday activities. The question: is it ADHD or autism? While ADHD and autism do share some symptoms, these are two very different conditions. A proper […]
What Is the Difference Between OCD and Autism?
Are you unsure whether your child may have OCD or Autism? There are similarities between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Autism. This oftentimes leads to the two disorders being confused. And there’s evidence to suggest a high level of comorbidity between these two conditions. This makes an accurate diagnosis even more challenging. As a parent looking to do […]
What Are the Different Types of Autism?
Some labels are helpful. For example, the nutrition labels on food products or the labels you put on your children’s clothing before sending them off to summer camp. Where do you fall when it comes to labeling your child’s autism diagnosis? At one time, it was standard to differentiate different types of autism using labels. You might […]