• Helping Your Child Learn Recreational Activities

    Recreational activities are important for every child. They support self-confidence, offer an outlet for emotions, and encourage feelings of enjoyment and satisfaction. But children with autism often struggle with recreational activities, in part because of the social component. An autism therapy specialist can help your child learn how to interact with his or her peers […]

  • The Importance of IEPs for Students with Autism

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that every student is entitled to receive a free, appropriate public education (FAPE). The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is a document that specifies a child’s deficits, goals, and needed services to ensure that the child has access to a FAPE. Every student with autism should have an […]

  • Is There a Link Between GI Disorders and Autism?

    The body of research regarding autism is constantly expanding, yet not all of the research is conclusive. For example, a possible causal relationship between gastrointestinal disorders and autism is not supported by the evidence. However, researchers have noted that children with autism are more likely to experience chronic gastrointestinal disturbances such as constipation or diarrhea. […]

  • The Impact of Autism on Language Development

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect children in different ways and to varying degrees of severity. This is why autism specialists develop personalized therapy plans based on the individual child’s deficits and goals. An autism therapy plan may help a child develop his or her expressive, receptive, or pragmatic language skills, among other areas of development. […]

  • Managing Family Relationships When One Child Has Autism

    A diagnosis of autism doesn’t only affect the child and his or her parents; it’s a life-altering event that changes the dynamics of the whole family. It can take quite a while for all of the family members to adjust to the new reality, but there are plenty of autism therapy techniques and family support […]