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5 Steps to Take When Your Child With Autism Becomes Aggressive

Aggression in children with autism, often more prevalent than with neurotypical children, can be a distressing challenge for families. Fear of potential behaviors, and the resulting embarrassment and stress, can significantly limit family outings. As these children grow, their physical strength increases, making it more difficult and sometimes impossible for parents to manage the aggressive …

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4 Tips To Help Family Accommodate Your Neurodivergent Child Over the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and family gatherings. Yet, if you have a child with autism, these occasions can also bring unique challenges. There is an abundance of sensory stimulation, a near-constant shift in routine, and people you haven’t seen in a year.  As parents, we tend to shoulder most of …

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What is Stimming?

Parents of children with autism often state that some of the first atypical behaviors they noticed in their children were repetitive movements such as hand flapping, body rocking, or pacing. These self-stimulation behaviors, or “stimming,” are one of the key parts of an autism diagnosis.   But what many people do not realize is how diverse …

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