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  • gadgets for adhd and autism
    ADHD
    5 Back-to-School Gadgets to Help Kids with ADHD and Autism
    It might seem hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to a close and, before you know it, your kids will start the new school year. If you have a child with autism or ADHD, going back-to-school usually means dealing with a lot of anxiety, d...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Signs and Symptoms of Autism
    Spotlight: Creativity! Study Finds ADHD Kids Are More Creative
    Spotlight: Creativity! Study Finds ADHD Kids Are More Creative It's a belief many parents of kids with ADHD have long held — kids with ADHD are more creative than their non-ADHD counterparts. New research shows that what was perhaps once consi...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Autism
    6 Autism Awareness Activities for Kids
    6 Autism Awareness Activities for Kids April 2, 2016, is World Autism Awareness Day, and April is Autism Awareness Month. Find cool activities for your kids, family, and school to observe the occasion and boost support for people living with au...
  • School and Learning
    Autism Treatments
    5 Creative Ways to Finance Autism Therapies
    5 Creative Ways to Finance Autism Therapiesby Areva Martin, Esq.Nonprofit and health foundations. There are some organizations, like the United HealthCare Children's Foundation, that provides grants for autism services to middle- and low-income ...
    Areva Martin, Esq.
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    Coping With Autism
    Helping Your Child with Autism Help Himself
    Helping Your Child with Autism Help Himselfby Areva Martin, Esq.Many of the seven principles of advocacy you are using to hone your abilities as a parent-advocate for your child with autism can be adapted to your child. Your child with mild, mo...
    Areva Martin, Esq.
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Behavioral Guidance for Your Child with Autism
    Behavioral Guidance for Your Child with Autismby Areva Martin, Esq.Children with autism typically have trouble telling the difference between what should be done in private and what can be done in public. This confusion is caused by a cognitive ...
  • School and Learning
    Signs and Symptoms of Autism
    Behavioral Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Behavioral Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders A word of caution: this list is not meant to be a diagnostic checklist, but is intended to give you some ideas of the types of behaviors someone with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may ...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Talking with Your Child About Autism
    Talking with Your Child About Autismby Areva Martin, Esq.Inevitably, your child with mild to moderate to high-functioning autism will ask questions about his disorder. He will want to know why he is different from other children at school, in th...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    The Call to Advocacy for Your Child with Autism
    The Call to Advocacy for Your Child with Autism Accepting that your child has autism takes courage and a strong dose of faith — the ability to believe that the four-year-old who is completely nonverbal today will one day learn to communicate. ...
    Areva Martin, Esq.
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Facing Your Child's Autism Diagnosis
    Facing Your Child's Autism Diagnosis Getting an accurate autism diagnosis is a turning point. In practical terms, it means that you can stop wondering what's wrong and start learning everything you need to know about your child's condition. Inst...
    Areva Martin, Esq.
  • Autism Awareness
    School and Learning
    Autism Awareness Month: Debunking the Top Myths About Autism
    Autism Awareness Month not only benefits children and adults struggling with autism, but also encourages people to have a more compassionate and educated understanding about autism spectrum disorders. Throughout April, do your part in debunking s...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Coping With Autism
    7 Ways to Be an Everyday Advocate for Your Child with Autism
    Standing up for your child with autism isn't easy, but every parent can learn the skills to become a powerful advocate and help improve the system for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). One mother of a child with autism, and a legal exp...
    Erin Dower
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    Tools for LD Children
    6 Strategies to Help Your Child with LD Succeed
    If you have a child with a learning disability, you know how hard it can be to get him excited about schoolwork. Check out these tips and strategies from our readers that will help your child accomplish his goals, and encourage him to go that ex...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Diagnosing Lds
    Top 10 Tips for Parents Who Have a Child with LD
    As a parent, learning disabilities can be tough to deal with some times. Find strategies to help cope with your child's disability, and tips to help your child manage in and out of the classroom. ...
    the Council for Exceptional Children
  • Children
    Autism
    15 Great Children's Books About Autism
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Elisa Cinelli
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    Signs and Symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome
    The 6 Characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome
    Has your child been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome? Read up on the characteristics of this disorder, so you can find strategies to cope with your child's behaviors. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Best Toys
    Top 10 Developmental Toys for Children with Special Needs
    When your child has special needs, you want to do everything you can to help him learn and grow. The good news is, learning time can be play time, too. Whether your child is physically or learning disabled, or you would just like to work on his d...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School and Learning
    Causes of Autism
    The Mystery of Autism: 4 Potential Causes that May Surprise You
    The Mystery of Autism: 4 Potential Causes that May Surprise You Could you inadvertently be putting your child at risk of developing autism? According to an October 2009 study in the journal Pediatrics, 1 out of every 91 kids between the ages of 3...
    Lindsay Hutton