Small acts of kindness can go a long way in the autism community. The smallest act can brighten up the day for an individual with autism and his or her family.
The Dreaded Meltdown The meltdown. A common characteristic feared and dreaded by parents and caregivers to those with an ASD. The meltdown happens when someone becomes completely overwhelmed by their current situation and temporarily loses behavioural control. This loss of control can be expressed verbally (eg shouting, screaming, crying), physically (eg kicking, lashing [...]
It is very important that you realize that there is a lot you can do to help your child so he or she can thrive and gain the necessary skills required to live a full life with family, friends and in the community.
An Open Letter .. Dear Farm Owner, You likely don’t remember us, you probably see hundreds of families come in and out of your apple orchard throughout the day. But I remember you. You were a lovely woman, you had short brown hair and you were wearing a maroon jacket. We recently visited your farm with our [...]
Haircuts can sometimes be difficult for children with autism and many parents of children with an ASD are all too familiar with the challenges of taking their child to get a haircut. These challenges can range from sensory issues or anxiety about what will happen during the haircut. I think the latter applies to [...]