By Ashton on
May 22nd, 2020
In this day and age, most of us are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. It is a time when trying to do something that feels good is difficult to do because of all of the unexpected responsibilities and the worries that have arisen. You may have heard the term "mindfulness" getting tossed around and wondered what it is or, if you know what it is, think that no one has time to meditate right now. It is true that finding time to practice formal mindfulness meditation is something that takes time and effort that most of us cannot do. However, there are informal mindfulness exercises that you can use throughout your day as a way to try to reduce your stress, stay present, and focus on the things you want to focus on. Here are a few of those exercises and techniques that can be used anytime and anywhere.
By Elizabeth on
March 23rd, 2020
These are difficult times that our country and communities are facing. Schools are closed and many families are faced with uncertainty. It is well known that children thrive on structure and that can be hard when faced with quarantine and social isolations. The following are some ideas to help structure your days to help provide both structure and fight boredom throughout the day.
By Blake on
May 20th, 2019
For many children summer vacation is a time of increasing excitement as they look forward to months of fun and relaxation.This amount of excitement and anticipation isn’t shared by all though; for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and their families, summer vacation can be a stressful and anxious time (Saludo, 2016). The good news is that those summer months can be made easier to enjoy for children with ASD and their loved ones. In order to understand how to make summer vacation the best experience possible, here we look at causes of summertime stress and what strategies are available to help prevent and alleviate it.
By Blake on
March 10th, 2019
Finding out that your child is being bullied can feel like a heavy weight on your heart. The good news is that your child does not need to through these experiences alone, and that with the combination of your and the rest of your child's support network, they can have the love and care they need in order to stay strong despite the bullying they may face.
December 28th, 2018
For most children, this time of year means a joyous break from the everyday mundane and a happy welcome to the coming holidays, but for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, winter break may introduce additional challenges which can cause unwanted stress and anxiety for both your child and family. Here you'll find a collection of helpful tips to get through this winter break as stress and worry free as possible!