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How to Find the Perfect Halloween Costume for Kids With Disabilities

For parents of kids with disabilities, autism spectrum disorder or sensory issues, Halloween can come with not only the usual obstacles of loud noises, special effects and unusual lighting, but also with the very real challenge of finding a costume that is functional, comfortable and fun. But there are more options…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Everything I Learned While Getting Kicked out of America’s Biggest Anti-Vaccine Conference

It seemed virtually inevitable that I would be thrown out of AutismOne, a yearly conference that has been accused of being a hive of anti-vaccine sentiments, bad science, scaremongering and worthless products. The conference has, after all, ejected several science bloggers who have previously attended, as well as a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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I’m Sha Sha Chu, Pinterest Engineer, and This Is How I Parent

Sha Sha Chu is the Android platform tech lead at Pinterest, the site that lets us keep all our favorite inspirational quotes, Instant Pot recipes and potential paint colors for the guest bathroom in one tidy place. Her first years of motherhood haven’t been easy, but she’s managing to make it all work. Here’s how […]

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What to Do When Your Kid Is Sensitive to Seams and Tags in Clothing 

Little kids are notoriously difficult to dress. Any parent who’s experienced a closet standoff with a naked child six minutes before they’re supposed to be at the bus stop can confirm. It could be that the kid is extremely picky or acting out of defiance, but what if it’s more than that? What if the […]

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How to Get Through Airport Security More Easily If Your Kids Have Special Needs  

Flying almost always comes with some anxiety, but for parents traveling with kids with special needs such as autism, the mere thought of navigating the sensory hurricane that is a busy airport can be terrifying. The crowds, the lines, the announcements piping through the loud speakers, the orders to remove your shoes,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Introduce a Child With Autism to Minecraft 

It’s hard to say exactly why children with autism are some of the greatest devotees of Minecraft, the computer game in which you build endless worlds out of Lego-like blocks. Stuart Duncan, a father of two, believes it’s because it’s a perfect union of two opposites. On one hand, Minecraft offers structure—everything…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Why I Almost Punched my Autistic Son’s Teacher in the Face

The Banter Long Read: We knew that 4th grade would be difficult for Jordan. We’ve known for years that while Kindergarten through 3rd would be a challenge for our autistic child, 4th grade is where the transition to a more traditional academic setting occurred and that it would be incredibly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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5 Tools That Help Overstimulated Kids Calm Down and Focus  

While not everyone was thrilled about the fidget spinner explosion of 2017, one thing it did bring is more awareness about tactile aides for kids with ADHD, autism and other disorders, or those who may simply be feeling overstimulated and anxious. There are all kinds of items that occupational therapists keep in their…Read more… Continue […]

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8 Ways You Have Been Psychologically Severed Through Harmful Conditioning

It has been pointed out repeatedly on ROK how much millennials lack the ability to create or sustain relationships. Women glued to their phones and men addicted to video games, people exploiting each other for attention or validation or money, thin relationships that quickly wear out: the West today has a “together alone” vibe. Even […]

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What to Do If Your Child’s Behavior Is Ruining Your Relationship With Your Partner

“You know those ABC after-school specials where the parents get divorced, and they tell the kids it’s not your fault,” asks Catherine, a mom of three in Florida. “They lied. If we get divorced, it is totally their fault.” Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Republican Medicaid Cuts Will Leave 4 Million Special Needs Children Without Coverage

You have to hand it to the Republicans: Even when they’re trying to be less cruel, they still end up looking like monsters.At some point during the secret sessions spent writing the Senate’s healthcare bill, someone noticed that the deep cuts to Medicaid would leave about 5 to 6 million children …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Watch The Incredible Cartoon “Amazing Things Happen” if You Want to Understand Autism

Autism is confusing, hard to explain, and a bit scary, especially if you’re a kid seeing it for the first time. The solution? Watch Alex Amelines’ Amazing Things Happen. It’s four minutes and fifteen seconds of pure brilliance that explains the basics of autism in a simple and intuitive way, paying …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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