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The Spectrum: Transition into Adulthood

As a parent, you want the best for your child.  As a parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you may have concerns about how your child will make the transition into adulthood.  While many children with ASD can lead generally normal lives, it’s not...

The Spectrum: Understanding Routines

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are likely to show signs of favoring rituals and routines.  Routines tend to be an extremely important part of a child’s ASD world, as having a routine can help them feel more consistent and in order.  While relying too...

The Spectrum: Homework Strategies

Homework is a task that can sometimes be stressful for parents and their children to get through.  For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), homework can often be more difficult than enjoyable.  If you have a child with ASD you are likely sitting down with...

The Spectrum: Helping Your Child Develop Relationships

Making new friends and creating new relationships can prove to be difficult for any child.  Children often need to transition to learning how to get to know others in order to work on building new relationships.  For this reason, as parents, it’s likely that you’re...

The Spectrum: Top Toys and Gifts for Children with Autism

Toys and interactive play are incredibly beneficial for a child or adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Playing with certain toys and engaging with others are great ways to help foster your child’s cognitive, as well as social and emotional development....

The Spectrum: Holiday Guide

The holidays are quickly approaching as 2018 is coming to a close.  Families are preparing for travel, budgeting for gift buying, and organizing holiday gatherings to celebrate this exciting time of year.  However, as exciting as they may be, the holidays can come...

The Spectrum: Benefits of Music Therapy

There are multiple forms of therapy that have been developed to treat individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Various techniques are used to target and improve the emotional, social, and cognitive skills that ASD often affects. Music therapy, for example, is...

The Spectrum: Preparing Your Child for School

The first day of school is a huge milestone for both you and your child.  Each year brings new teachers, settings, students, and activities. For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the first day of school may be slightly overwhelming or even a little...

The Spectrum: Therapies for Treating Autism

Children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often faced with various challenges that affect their ability to communicate and interact with others.  While many individuals with ASD generally share common symptoms, the severity levels of these symptoms...

The Spectrum: Autism Spectrum Disorder & Common Signs

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental neurological disorder that affects a person’s communication and behavior skills.  A child or adult with ASD may show signs of difficulty socializing or using verbal or nonverbal communications.  The...