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How to Use Sensory Tools to Calm and Focus Autistic Children

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Sensory tools can help focus and calm any child but more specifically a child with autism. Some of the sensory tools I have found success within my classroom are: Pea Pod Swings Body Sock Weighted/Compression Vests Pea Pod   One of the easiest tools to introduce to a child without …

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The Best Sensory Products for Autistic Children

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Sensory products are useful for calming and focusing autistic children. They provide stimuli, vestibular and proprioceptive input when needed and are comforting.  Here is our list of Best Sensory Products for Autistic Children—the ones that I use with my children and personally love. These are my must-have’s.    Pea Pod …

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Autism Potty Training

Autism Potty Training

Enjoy The Ultimate Guide to Autism Potty Training! Infographic brought to you by Autism Parenting Magazine. Autism Parenting Magazine gives you access to: · Expert advice from our team of respected autism professionals. · Solutions for dealing with sensory issues. · Advice for handling common transitions. · Therapies to help …

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Autism and Camping

Have you ever wondered if autism and camping go together? Last spring, my husband I took our boys on an RV camping trip, and they loved it! Honestly, we had not expected their response–the trip was one of the calmest, most peaceful family vacations we’ve ever had. I’m so glad …

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Feeding Clinics for Autistic Children: Did you know some autistic children cannot eat solid food?

Some children with autism cannot eat solid foods because of sensory issues in the mouth and throat, or because of GI issues.  While uncommon, this scenario exists.  The affected children can only eat pureed foods. For these children, a feeding clinic can be the best option. At the 2016 “Feeding Disorders …

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Step-by-Step Guide: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR AUTISTIC CHILD ONLY EATS CERTAIN FOODS?

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The following post was written by Nicole Bureau, a wonderful pre-school Special Education Teacher, and friend of mine.  Help me welcome Nicole to my website as a new contributing author.  I hope you will all keep a look out for more posts as she shares her expertise and advice about …

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Gifts ideas for an Autistic Kids

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I hope you enjoy the following info-graphic Gifts for an Autistic Child by Autism Parenting Magazine! Coming up: A guide to the Best Sensory Products for Autistic Kids: What we have in our house   Autism Parenting Magazine gives you access to: · Expert advice from our team of respected …

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A gut connection: Can probiotics help autism?

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I have a gazillion gut issues from IBS to my recently diagnosed Celiac disease.  This has made me acutely aware of how important probiotics can be.  Since starting a daily regime of prebiotics and probiotics–yes, we need both–my gut issues have lessened.  Although I have no issues taking capsule forms …

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Traveling with Autism: Not Letting Autism Hold Us Back

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Overlooking the bay in Old San Juan For a long time, we let Autism stop us from traveling the world as I dreamed of doing. There were always too many things to think about, and everything felt too hard. But, you know what? I’m done. We will go–travel–live life differently, …

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