The Benefits of yoga therapy for kids with autism Although Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 68 children, the spectrum itself is pretty broad. ASD can vary in terms of the effects on communication skills, social skills, anxiety, and repetitive behaviors. This makes every child with autism unique and none of us [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
18 year old Lauren was diagnosed with autism, severe anxiety and depression at age 16. She created a brand of clothing and accessories, promoting diversity and individuality, which has helped her heal.
The holiday season is a joyful time of year for most people. However, this can be a very challenging and hectic time for us as parents.
Dear Miss N, By now school is in full swing. You’ve learned your student’s names and faces, you’re getting to know each of their likes and dislikes, and you’re still acquainting yourself with every child’s strengths and weaknesses, it takes time. Having said all of that, I’m fully aware that each of your students [...]
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 [...]