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autism holidays

Autism and Holidays Celebrations That Work Autism and holidays can be tricky.  During a holiday gathering, sensory overload is almost a guarantee for kids on the autism spectrum. Holidays are interesting, in that we want to get together, but a little bit of a holiday tends to go a long, long way.   True story, we […]

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Autism and Holidays: Celebrations That Work

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autism and voting

Autism and Voting Rock The Vote #autismvotes Autism and Voting This year has been a roller coaster.  In a country as divided as the United States, we have one point of common ground for sure.  2020 has been over the top. We have a presidential election this year to add to the mix and everyone has […]

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Autism and Voting The 1 Shocking Fact That Will Make You Smile

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Autism Halloween

Autism Halloween Favorites For Kids Find all of our picks here Shop Now Autism Halloween Costumes Holidays should be fun, memory-making times with family.  We have to be mindful to take barriers out of the way for kids with autism so that the focus stays on fun. Costume ideas made for comfort, ease, simplicity, and […]

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Autism Halloween 100% Kid Approved Fun

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bully prevention

Why Is Everyone Talking About Bully Prevention Month? Bully Prevention Month October is Bully Prevention Month.    I can’t let this month pass by without highlighting the importance of this topic. Autism parents know first hand the pain of bullies.  Mean comments Verbal Abuse Cyberbullying Exclusion Threats Somewhere along the way, your child may have […]

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Why Is Everyone Talking About Bully Prevention Month?

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self care

How Self Care Can Ease Your Pain As a blogger, I get to find topics that are fun, interesting and trending to talk to about with you, my amazing audience. Today is Saturday, a day filled with possibilities, rest, fun. As a nurse, I work 12 days and then take 2 days off. I choose […]

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How Self Care Can Ease Your Pain

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Autism Fall Activities

10 Autism Fall Activities Here are 10 autism fall activities for you to try this season! The calendar pages have turned and we are in September! I have already had my first few pumpkin cold brews and we are talking about the Cedar Point Halloween Weekends around here.   One thing I’ve noticed for sure, […]

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10 Autism Fall Activities

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new autism diagnosis

Today Your Child Was DiagnosedWith Autism A New Autism Diagnosis Mom’s have a 6th sense.  You know the one I mean, it almost feels psychic?  Maybe you have other kids and you just can’t put your finger on how this child is different. Or you just have a feeling in your gut that your child […]

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New Autism Diagnosis

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iep

IEP 5 Resources That Provide Help Now School is about to start and you need answers about your child’s IEP now. It’s a confusing mess out there right now, so let’s talk about where you can find help fast. Individuals with Disabilities Act which guides the national IEP services, does not lay out how services […]

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School IEP 5 Resources That Provide Help Now

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back to school

Back To School: Special Needs Education Choices States are starting to lay out their plans for school openings after closing down in March. Emotions are running high for both teachers and parents because there are so many safety issues around going back to school. We are going to lay some of the options for returning […]

Back To School: Special Needs Education Choices

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coronavirus and school

Coronavirus and Schools Coronavirus and schools Just when I thought I finally learned my lesson well, There was more to this than meets the eye And for all the things you taught me, only time will tell, If I’ll be able to survive, oh yeah 38 Special I was hoping 2020 wouldn’t come to this. […]

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Coronavirus and Schools

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Myrtle Beach Autism Friendly

Myrtle Beach Autism-Friendly Vacation This week we continue our autism vacation series with a loved and cherished vacation spot, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Check out our link to view our first week in the series Autism on The Seas Myrtle Beach is the first autism-friendly travel destination. Autism mom, Becky Large, moved to Surfside Beach […]

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Myrtle Beach Autism-Friendly Vacation

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autism on the seas

Autism Friendly Vacation Series Just what is an Autism Travel Friendly Vacation and is it for you and your family? Each week throughout the summer we will be featuring one of many amazing autism-friendly vacation spots! Vacation and resort spots have realized the need to provide a fun, yet lower key experience for kids with […]

Autism Travel: Autism On The Seas

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brave

How Big Is Your Brave? Brave Raise your hand if your child has ever been super scared to try something new. You know what I’m talking about, moms. Your child begged you for those dance or soccer lessons. Yet, when you tried to get that very same kid out the door for the first lesson, […]

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How Big is Your Brave?: A Book Review

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autism haircut

Autism Haircuts 5 Ultra Easy Steps Autism Haircut Tips Let’s face it. Haircuts cause stress.  Pre-plan One week before the haircut is scheduled, put the pre-chosen date and time on your child’s weekly calendar.  Pick a reminder time each day for a quick 1-3 minute conversation about the upcoming haircut. Visual planners are amazing because […]

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Autism Haircuts 5 Ultra Easy Steps

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iep

IEP Hello! I would like to invite you to wear either you Smarty OR Fancy pants to this post. Both are appropriate I think. When your child is diagnosed with autism, the lingo starts. You have to start to learn a whole new language, and it looks a lot like alphabet soup. ASD, FAPE, IEP, […]

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IEP Talk With 0% Guilt

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Canada autism

Autism Canada Resources Hey there Canada! We are bringing you all of the autism spectrum disorder resources we can find. Drop us a line and let us know what other places to include! Autismcanada.org info@autismcanada.org 1-800-983-1795 Autism Community Training www.autisminfo.gov.ca/ 1-844-878-4700 Autism Canada Test for all ages Autism Speaks Canada 1-888-362-622 Autism Speaks Canada Connect […]

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Autism Canada Resources

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autism resources

SPD, How Deep Is Your Love I LOVE the 70’s, Saturday Night Fever, and John Travolta. There is a good chance this post will take you back in time. Peace out cat and kittens. Free autism resources for parents and teachers. This time in history was the backdrop of my childhood. The Saturday Night Fever […]

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Groovy Autism Resources

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Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Month Hey guys, just FYI, I am not a physician or mental health counselor. I totally believe in talking problems out, though. I highly recommend Talk Space. I’m sitting here typing away eating some Jelly Bellies. Mmmmm. Yum. The one I’m eating right now is pink, I’m guessing it’s pink lemonade. I’ve also […]

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Autism Awareness. Girl, This Should Never Happen To You:

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autism respite

Autism Respite: Moms, Do A 360º For Me Autism spectrum moms. Strut on down the catwalk and let’s check your swagger: Mom bun and/or messy hair that you may or may not have cut and colored yourself. ✔ T-Shirt with a cool message and a few coffee stains ✔ Eye bags…enough said. ✔ A To-Do […]

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Autism Respite: Jump on the Catwalk

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