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5 Strategies to Help Your Child with Autism Adjust to Summer Vacation

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.

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Being Bullied: Signs You Can See and Ways You Can Help Your Child with Autism

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. 

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Winter Break Tips for My Child With Autism

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!

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How do I help my family understand my child’s autism diagnosis?

By Sara on December 19th, 2018

When helping your family to understand autism, it can be helpful to explain it to them in terms of your child’s specific behaviors.

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4 Travel Tips for Supporting a Child with Special Needs

By Sara on November 19th, 2018
North Shore Center Blog, Madison Center Blog

For a child with special needs, travel can feel overwhelming. Here's how to plan a successful trip for all. 

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