20 Manners to Teach Children with Special Needs

In recent weeks, especially those leading up to the holidays, the post 25 Manners Every Kid Should Know by age 9 from 2011's Parents.com has flooded every social media outlet possible. It struck … [Read more...]

Autism & Social Skills to Target

One of the core characteristics of Autism is a lack of social skills. Although this is a true deficit, social skills can be learned by those on the spectrum if properly taught. Below is the … [Read more...]

Social Skills: How to Teach a Child to be Angry (and sin not)

This is the 3rd installment of the Social Skills series. If you have not read the previous two, I would encourage you to do so HERE and HERE. As humans we all experience moments of anger. … [Read more...]

Social Skills: Teaching In Everyday Moments

This is part 2 of Social Skills to target in ASD children: How to use everyday moments to teach social skills to ASD children. Find part 1 HERE. As part of the basic social skills required, it is … [Read more...]

Social Skills: Targeted in ASD Children

When raising a child on the Autism Spectrum or teaching this child in the classroom, we are often at a loss as to where to start first. We often get so overwhelmed we want to throw our hands up in the … [Read more...]

Stimming 101: Part 3 What to DO….

Welcome back to part 3 of Stimming 101: What to do... If you have not read Stimming 101 or Stimming 101: Our Experience, the two previous posts on stimming, I would recommend doing so. It will make … [Read more...]

Stimming 101

According to Wikipedia, the new encyclopedia of our day, the definition of stimming is: "Stimming is a repetitive body movement that self-stimulates one or more senses in a regulated manner. In the … [Read more...]

What TO Say [Part 1 of interacting with persons with special needs]

In my profession as an autism and behavior consultant and as the mother of a child with special needs, I am often in social situations where I find myself uncomfortable at others actions towards those … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Child to be Socially Savy

If you have recently been in public for any length of time I am sure you have seen behaviors in children, and adults alike, that are less than appropriate. I am a self diagnosed "people watcher". I … [Read more...]