autism

  1. Toys and Play

    Cool sensory activities with kinetic sand

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    Perfect as both a calming sensory experience and for tactile therapy play, kinetic sand has made its way into the hearts of kids,...
  2. Tips & Advice

    Parents arrested for keeping their son in a dog kennel

    A California couple is in custody after authorities discovered they allegedly kept their 11-year-old son with autism in a large dog...
  3. Tips & Advice

    Boy with autism slapped by school bus aide

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    A Florida mom is demanding answers after viewing a video of a school bus aide repeatedly striking her son Jeffrey, a 10-year-old...
  4. K-12

    Could sound therapy be right for my child?

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    Sound therapy isn't new but there is a renewed appreciation for this alternative treatment as of late. The theory is that vibrations...
  5. Tips & Advice

    Why it doesn't matter if Elliot Rodger had autism or not

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    In the wake of tragedy, it's natural to try to seek answers. Whether you approach tragedy spiritually or intellectually, the...
  6. Tips & Advice

    9 Must-have gadgets for kids with autism

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    Just as having the latest products for kids can make parenting a little easier, these cutting-edge tools for children with autism...
  7. Tips & Advice

    Patriotic sensory tub for therapeutic play

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    Add pizzazz to your child's sensory box with the colors and shapes of Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Great sensory integration...
  8. Tips & Advice

    How we're failing children with special needs

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    The stories are heinous in different ways and the common denominator is heartbreaking — a mother of a teenage boy with autism kills...
  9. Pregnancy

    Antidepressants linked to increased risk of autism

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    For mothers struggling with depression during pregnancy, pharmacological treatment may just give them hope. But at what price?
  10. Tips & Advice

    Chili's cancels autism fundraiser after controversy

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    Apparently, Chili's new tagline is, "When we can't stand the heat, we get out of the kitchen."
  11. Tips & Advice

    Has Facebook changed parenting?

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    As Facebook celebrates 10 years of likes and pokes, parents reflect on the pros and cons of parenting in the age of tagging,...
  12. Tips & Advice

    New DSM-5 guidelines for autism diagnosis

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    New autism diagnosis criteria — based on the latest psychiatric handbook - DSM-5 — may leave fewer children qualifying...
  13. Children's Health

    Surprise! Your child isn’t autistic after all

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    The guidelines to diagnose autism have changed — is your child still included?
  14. Tips & Advice

    Mommy tweets: Rachel Zoe’s baby Kai, Jessica Simpson's diet, Jenny McCarthy

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    What was on the minds and Twitter feeds of our favorite celebrity moms this week? Rachel Zoe shared the first pictures of her baby...
  15. Celebrity Gossip

    Jenny McCarthy slams autism-denial story

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    Jenny McCarthy is furious over a story that states she thinks her son is no longer autistic — and now she's threatening to sue!
  16. Tips & Advice

    Autism is "Marbelous"

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    Sixty. The number 60 doesn’t represent my IQ (though it’s not dramatically far off). Sixty however does represent the...
  17. Tips & Advice

    Give thanks for autism

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    The holiday season is a time for reflection and a time to express gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives.
  18. Tips & Advice

    I'm jealous of your kid's disability

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    I’m not proud to confess this, but sometimes I think honesty is the only way for mothers to really connect. Here’s my truth: I’ve...
  19. Tips & Advice

    Autism and special needs by the numbers

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    Last week, armchair numerologists and/or arithmophiles (if that’s even a word) worked themselves into a Dan Brown DaVinci Code...
  20. Tips & Advice

    Surviving (and enjoying!) holidays with a child with special needs

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    Holidays can be stressful enough with family members you love to pieces but sometimes want to strangle. If you have a child with...