How All Autistics Are Different, And How They Are The Same

How All Autistics Are Different, And How They Are The Same

By Brittany Neal One of my favorite quotes about autism:  If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism.  Autism is not a one-size-fits-all condition.  It is an umbrella term for a wide range of characteristics held by various neuro-diverse people.

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Creating A Sensory-Friendly Thanksgiving

Creating A Sensory-Friendly Thanksgiving

By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP The holiday season brings a sensory-stimulating buzz of joy and excitement for many. It also brings along many stress-inducing interruptions to daily routines, an array of unwritten social rules and expectations, and increased social interactions. Preparing mindfully for each event, setting boundaries,

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Inclusive Playgrounds: How Play Helps All Children Learn

Inclusive Playgrounds: How Play Helps All Children Learn

(BPT) – What do children learn through play? Play helps children grow and learn – how they move, how their muscles work, their tactile senses, vision and hearing, all develop as they play. And physical learning contributes to cognitive development, as children hone their motor skills and

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Food Allergy Epidemic: An Escalating Problem

Food Allergy Epidemic: An Escalating Problem

(StatePoint) Thirty-two million Americans are now living with food allergies, according to new data published by The Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open and Pediatrics. This equates to roughly one in 10 adults and one in 13 children (or about two in every classroom). What’s

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