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Trick or Treat Tips for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Hi friends!  We’re well into fall now and one of my absolute favorite holidays is quickly approaching—Halloween!  I just love dressing up, seeing all my neighbors and friends, and getting treats!!  The only downside is Trick or Treat on Halloween … Continue reading

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All About Picky Eaters

Hi there friends!  This week I want to talk to you about picky eaters.  You know something is just delicious but my friends simply don’t want to try it because it smells weird, it’s sticky, or…yellow??  It happens!  So what … Continue reading

How to Make a Weighted Shoulder Wrap

Weighted shoulder wraps or “huggers” are a favorite for children with autism. There are two main reasons for this. One reason is because the weighted sensation gives children with autism a sense of comfort and relaxation. The weight on their … Continue reading

How to Plan a Great 4th of July with your Autistic Child

On July 4th, America celebrates our independence with barbecues, festivals and, my favorite, FIREWORKS!  Unfortunately, the 4th of July crowds and loud noises can be very overwhelming and cause a great deal of anxiety for children with autism. With the … Continue reading

Preparing Your Autistic Child for Summer Break

School is out and summer break is finally here, WE ARE FREE! Every kid looks forward to summer- hanging out with friends, attending summer camps and having some fun in the sun. Unfortunately, changing everyday routines, going to new places … Continue reading

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Hugs and Love for Autism Awareness Month!

In March 2012 we had our daughter evaluated for possible sensory issues. She was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. One of the suggestions from her therapist was a weighted blanket to help keep her calm and asleep at night. After … Continue reading

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Share the Weight! for Autism Awareness Month!

Hello! My name is Marci Prose and I started a little organization called Sharing The Weight in June of last year. I was featured in one of your blogs last year, so I will spare you all the details. But basically I … Continue reading

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CLAP YOUR HANDS for Autism Awareness Month!

My name is Sue Desautels, and I am the founder of CLAP YOUR HANDS.  This began with my beautiful granddaughter, who was born in 2007 with several special needs.  We were continually looking for ways to improve her mobility and motor skills.  Before … Continue reading

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Go Blue for National Autism Awareness Month!

It is National Autism Month! April 2 was National Autism Day! It is a really big time around here for us because we know how much you all love our pellets in your weighted blankets, vests, and other crafts that … Continue reading

5 Reasons To Make a Weighted Dog Vest

There have been quite a few stories in the news lately about how pets can help children with autism, which is one of the reasons I love pets so much!  Pets love you right back, but you have to take … Continue reading