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Is it a A Spongy Rock from Outer Space?

When is an orange an orange? When is an orange a piece of fruit? How do I know it is not a piece of meat or a rock from a strange spongy planet? An orange has its own unique characteristics, … Continue reading

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My Child is Out of Control at Home and School, Are there Replacement Behaviors? A Glance at Impulsive Behavior

Impulsivity, what does it look like for a child with autism? Quickly grabbing items from others, opening and closing cupboard doors, getting desired things, items, and objects from others and storage areas without asking, running out the door to move … Continue reading

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Why does my child act and say things as if others have no feelings?

Many people with autism exhibit what is called Theory of Mind behaviors.  This means that they lack the ability to naturally realize that other people have thoughts and feelings that are different from theirs. They lack the ability to take … Continue reading

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Are You A Parent Who Struggles to be in Public Places With Your Child?

  Do you own a suitcase filled with the “Shoulds”when it comes to being in public with your child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder? The shoulds are a large external family of social dictates that tend to rule internal social expectations. The … Continue reading

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What Resources Are Available for Minority Children With Autism

What resources are available for minority children with autism? Services vary from State to State. Federal guidelines state that all children are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education. When the child reaches the age to enter school this … Continue reading

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What Causes Autism? A Brief Response.

What Causes Autism? A Brief Response. There are very few responses to this question that can be backed by scientific evidence and there is a great deal of speculation discussed within scientific and social communities. Autism doe not discriminate and … Continue reading

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Is What You Want, What You Get at MacDonald’s Today?

I worked with a student for many years. His favorite verbal expression when he became uspset or distressed was to sing this jingle to me, “what you want is what you get at MacDonald’s today” This was expressed at a … Continue reading

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How do I Help Motivate my Child to Complete Tasks Without Meltdowns?

Disovering and setting motivational options is one idea to consider. What motivates you? What motivates most people who hold a full time job? Ahhhh… The end of the day when they can play? the paycheck at the end of a … Continue reading

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Conserve Your Energy and Decrease Your Child’s Anxiety and Meltdowns

Does your child have a meltdown or seem riddled with anxiety when it is time to move on to the next activity? or when you change the sequence of events when running errands in the community? or when you decide … Continue reading

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Prevent an Embarrassing Public Meltdown and Help Your Child With Autism Feel Safe

  We care about our children. At times we may feel helpless to understand the path of serious self injurious behavior (SIB) or screaming and yelling that draws unnecessary attention to our child and ourselves in public and often we … Continue reading

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