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Autism Questions and Answers

Our experienced team answers some common questions.

Although every child with an Autism disorder is unique, many of the challenges families face involve similar issues. The advice shared here attempts to address some of the more common questions and concerns.

If you have questions regarding a problem you or your child has faced, and you don’t find an answer here, please feel free to ask. There’s a good chance our experience can help you.

My Child Has Just Been Diagnosed with Autism. Now What?

Having a child diagnosed on the autismspectrum can be a difficult and confusing time for a family.  We’re here to make things easier. Continue reading

CDC guidelines for the recommended prevention measures

We encourage all to review and follow the CDC guidelines for the recommended prevention measures and to visit their webpage for more information.  Continue reading

Fun Tips For Halloween Time

Halloween is an exciting time for many children! It is a funtime for families and friends to spend time together, dress-up in costumes, androam the neighborhood for treats. Many families affected by autism are unsureif they should even take their child to a local trick-or-treating event. Somefamilies affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder may feel some anxiety aboutHalloween, but with a little preparation all families can participate inthe festivities. Continue reading

Help! Child Not Following Directions. What Can I Do?

My child is not following directions. I try to be patient, but sometimes it’s really hard. Please help me understand how I can help her without letting my frustration show. Continue reading

Changing Behavior in Public Settings?

My five-year old has a tendency to act out at the grocery store. How can I make him understand that his temper tantrums and misbehavior disrupt the other customers? Is he too young to comprehend how his behavior affects others? Continue reading

Holidays and autism – How do I keep my child engaged?

How can I keep my son occupied over the school holidays? What sort of activities will engage him without leaving him bored or frustrated? Continue reading

What are appropriate gifts for autistic children?

My 11-year old nephew has been diagnosed with ASD. I want to give him a gift he will enjoy. Any advice on appropriate gifts for autistic children? Continue reading

Autism and Family Gatherings – How to Manage?

We spend a lot of time over the holidays socializing with family and friends. How can I make sure my son behaves appropriately? Most of our friends and relatives are not accustomed to interacting with children on the spectrum. I’d really like for him to fit in comfortably. Continue reading

How is it best to transition from summer break back to school with an autistic child?

My eight-year old with ASD will be returning to school soon. How can I prepare him for the transition to a more structured schedule after a relaxed summer? Continue reading

Autism and Potty Training: How to Succeed?

My daughter has been struggling with toilet training, even though other children her age have already made this transition. Should I keep her in diapers or insist that she learn to go to the bathroom the same way other children her age do? Continue reading

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