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The KGH team is dedicated to staying in front of autism research and literature. We are committed to supporting families by sharing current, useful and reliable information that may help in making important and informed decisions regarding your child. At KGH, we believe empowering parents with information will help them feel more comfortable, prepared and ready for any challenges that may come their way.

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6 Quick Mindfulness Techniques for Parents & Caregivers

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.

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Creating Structure & Learning Opportunities for Your Child While Schools Are Closed

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.

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

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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