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...
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...
Freebie Friday – Let’s wash those hands!

Freebie Friday – Let’s wash those hands!

Some of the easiest task can be the most challenging for our kiddos.  Hand washing with soap consistently at critical moments during the day prevents the spread of diseases.  With the flu going around, we put extra emphasis on washing our hands properly.  We created a...

Freebie Friday – How about some chores?

​ Don’t underestimate your child — independence can start early at home! As kids get older, the more independent they become every day, so let’s encourage this in lots of ways. One​ way to encourage asking them to do more simple chores around the house​ is...