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  • Music and Autism: A Beautiful Connection
    Composer and pianist Amadeus Mozart is perhaps the most well-known and prolific musician of his time, having composed more than 600 symphonies, operas, and concertos. At the age of four, his parents recognized he had an inexplicable and distinctive way of learning and remembering music, learning a piece within the space of half an hour. By the age of six, he had begun composing, and at eight, he was creating symphonies. Read more
  • Sensory Processing Disorder & Autism
    There is no quick fix for children who suffer from a sensory processing disorder. But much can be done to lower distress, improve tolerance to stimuli, and reduce disruptive behaviors that result from sensory processing disorders so common among those with autism. Read more
  • Problem Behaviors in Autism: Help for Struggling Kids
    Impairments in social interactions, speech, cognitive abilities, as well as deficits in executive functioning pertaining to emotional and impulse control, are common in children with autism and may predispose them to abnormal behaviors. Read more
  • Going to a playground with a child with autism
    For all children, play is significant and necessary. It permits them to develop crucials abilities like gross and fine motor skills, communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal), problem solving, thinking, and social graces. Read more
  • Why going out in public with an autistic child is a challenge
    Autism spectrum disorder carries with it several reported symptoms, like social anxiety, sensory overload, and fear. Kids with autism may feel disrupted, afraid or bothered by chewing noises, groups of people chatting, unknown smells, or even the sound coming from an air conditioner or space heater. Read more
  • Don’t be Aggressive, Don’t be Aggressive! Teaching Your Child with ASD to Not Hit Their Siblings
    One of the largest challenging behaviors that parents have to address when it comes to Autism Spectrum Disorder is that of aggressive behaviors. Aggressive behaviors can range from pinching to violent hitting. Read more
  • There’s Nothing Mild about “Mild” Autism
    When you or your family are first faced with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, it is often difficult to believe/understand all the things that come with such a diagnosis. Read more
  • “Why won’t you listen to me? And other communication problems.”
    Children with autism often have a difficult time communicating. Children with Autism may have difficulty developing language skills and understanding others; they may also have difficulty understanding or expressing non-verbal clues such as eye contact, body posture, facial expressions, hand gestures etc. Read more
  • “It’s the...Eye Contact Skill...It’s the Difficult Fight” (sung to the eye of the Tiger)
    Eye-contact is a large part of communication between individuals. A shared focus on one object is how our society has been able to grow and share ideas. Any young child you know has more than likely avoided eye-contact at one point in time. Read more

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