Recognizing mental health at an early age. As our awareness for mental health grows, so does our knowledge of how to detect the signs of mental disorders. Recognizing mental health at an early stage is important to better ensuring a good quality of life for those with mental illness. With one in five [...]
Ideas To Help Your Child with Autism Get Active Exercise and sports provide a number of benefits for children with autism such as better overall health, reduced levels of stress, improved sleep, improvements in coordination and motor skills and opportunities for social interactions. Encourage arm movements with fitness ropes, such as a jump [...]
The Language of Music Music is a great therapeutic tool for people with different abilities and ages, more so for children with autism. Medical experts have shown its calming effects and how its helped autistic kids integrate into society. A study done in 2004 by the Journal of Music Therapy showed that ASD [...]
Home and Classroom Sensory Activities for Autistic Children Children are naturally playful and love exploring their senses, learning new things about the world around them through sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound. Whether a child is shaking a rattle or putting objects in their mouth, this is known as sensory play. It is an [...]
Why Cruise Vacations Are Ideal For Kids With Autism For so many of us, vacations are essential. With the number of Americans embarking on family vacations set to top the charts this year at almost 100 million. Vacations offer a welcome break from the monotony of the day-to-day but when you have a [...]
Having the "autism talk" with my son. Recently, I had “The Talk” with Jaiden, and told him that he had Autism. I originally wanted to wait until he was a little older, but my gut told me that I needed to have the conversation with him before Autism Awareness Month of this year (which was [...]
Gardening offers many benefits to children with autism spectrum disorder.
Here are some great gift ideas for children with autism spectrum disorder.