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10 Best Books About Autism

There are thousands of published books about living with autism. These books include writings for children with autism as well as books for adults on handling an autism diagnosis. Below, we discuss the importance of these books and provide details

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Applied Pressure Techniques

Everyone loves the feeling of a good hug, but for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the pressure in a hug accomplishes an entirely different purpose. This article will explain the science behind applied pressure techniques in autism and how

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What Falls Under the ASD Diagnosis?

Asperger syndrome was treated as a standalone diagnosis for decades. But since children with Asperger’s are today considered to be on the high end of the autism spectrum disorder, it’s essential to understand the differences and similarities between the two

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Autism Food Challenges

You may have heard of disordered eating in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but do you understand what it is? It’s important to be informed about the different categories – such as food rumination – that can exist within this condition.

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Social Stories for Autism

Social Stories Help Children With Autism Cope With Social Situations A social story is a learning tool to help children with autism feel more comfortable in different social situations. These stories describe scenes from a child’s viewpoint and include pictures

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Pretend Play and Autism

Pretend play, also known as imaginative play, is an essential part of child development. It helps children develop their language and social skills, as well as their creativity and problem-solving abilities. However, for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), pretend

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Sensory Integration Therapy

Information from the environment bombards our senses daily, which can be challenging for children with autism (ASD). The good news is sensory integration (SI) therapy helps us understand and incorporate this information into our behavior.  This article will explore how

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Elopement and Autism

Elopement, or “running away” is a common behavioral issue in children with autism and one that can be both dangerous and frustrating for kids and their caregivers alike. However, the first step to stopping this behavior is understanding it and

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