Freebie Friday: July 4th Social Story

Freebie Friday: July 4th Social Story

Summer is jam-packed with fun and exciting things to do, including the biggest birthday celebration ever, the Fourth of July! But while many of us look forward to the fairs and fireworks that happen all over the country, children on the autism spectrum can have...
Promoting Independence

Promoting Independence

It’s easy for us parents of autistic children to just do everything for them.  Let’s face it, teaching children independence whether or not they’re on the spectrum is time consuming. But it’s so important to take the time to do it.  I used to do everything for Mazy...
Food For Thought.

Food For Thought.

Food refusal is a common concern with young children.  Many children with autism or other developmental disorders tend to eat an extremely narrow range of foods.  What is it about autism that often makes children resistant to eating a normal and varied diet?  We know...
Freebie Friday:  Words vs tantrum.

Freebie Friday: Words vs tantrum.

Is your kiddo having a hard time transitioning?  Anxious?  Needs help with functional communication? Functional communication training is based on the idea that problem behaviors may be a form of communication.  It aims to teach people with autism to use other forms...