Isaac loves his iPad. It is with him from the moment he wakes until the second he goes to sleep. He has a few games he likes and he really enjoys looking through the photos but his all time love is YouTube. He is pretty typical of many 8 year old boys in that sense. […]
via How My Severely Autistic Son Used YouTube To Speak To Me — faithmummy
Do you need help explaining autism to siblings? Parents of children with autism often have difficulty explaining autism to their other children. You are not alone. This post is written in collaboration with The Innovation Press. All opinions are my own. Explaining autism to siblings can be tricky. I suggest you break down the…
via Explaining autism to siblings (+ free printable conversation prompts) — Special Learning House
Children and adults with developmental disabilities have a higher risk of choking compared to the general population. Risk Factors Include: Some medical conditions that increase a person’s risk of choking are: Cerebral Palsy Seizure disorders Neurological and muscular disorders Down Syndrome Brain Injury Muscular Dystrophy Inability to swallow certain food textures and liquids Medication side […]
via Choking Prevention for People with Developmental Disabilities — Special Needs Resource Blog
For New Jersey caregivers, this leaflet is a very good resource:
Back to school can be stressful for most children. For children with a learning disability, ADHD, dyslexia, or autism, these worries are often more severe. Our latest blog piece offers parents tips to make this transition ritual much less stressful.
Last Friday, we posted a link to our latest blog piece for parents of anxious children (often those with a learning disability, ADHD, or autism).
We add another free resource, from Autism Parenting magazine. It was published last year, but it is still available:
Here is another helpful link for parents of a child with autism. This free resource has been around since last year, but it is still available for free. It contains much helpful material. Of course, we have advocacy services for parents in New Jersey.