Perfect as both a calming sensory experience and for tactile therapy play, kinetic sand has made its way into the hearts of kids, parents and teachers alike. But, you won't have to worry about your youngster getting bored with these activities with kinetic sand, from everyday play like digging for treasure to sensory play ideas like squeezing for hand strength.Read Full Story
A California couple is in custody after authorities discovered they allegedly kept their 11-year-old son with autism in a large dog cage. Dealing with a child with autism is extraordinarily difficult, but is imprisonment an option?Read Full Story
Sound therapy isn't new but there is a renewed appreciation for this alternative treatment as of late. The theory is that vibrations stimulate the body to heal itself and it's been used to treat a variety of ailments in children from autism to stress.Read Full Story
In the wake of tragedy, it's natural to try to seek answers. Whether you approach tragedy spiritually or intellectually, the question remains. Why? Why did this happen? Do the autism community a favor and drop Asperger's syndrome from this dialogue.Read Full Story
Just as having the latest products for kids can make parenting a little easier, these cutting-edge tools for children with autism can make life easier for kids diagnosed with ASD. From books that help prepare kids for what comes next to noise reduction earmuffs in the hottest styles, discover nine must-have gadgets for kids with autism.Read Full Story
Add pizzazz to your child's sensory box with the colors and shapes of Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Great sensory integration for kids with autism or kids who just love the tactile fun, learn how to make a patriotic sensory tub.Read Full Story
The stories are heinous in different ways and the common denominator is heartbreaking — a mother of a teenage boy with autism kills her son and then herself. In a separate incident, videos show paraprofessionals at an elementary school lifting nonverbal students out of chairs, choking them and throwing them to the floor as a form of discipline. Both cases victimize children with special needs.Read Full Story
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