A weighted lap pad may have a calming effect on those who are high energy, sensory-seeking individuals. It may also help improve attention and potentially decrease less desirable behaviors.
The journey to identifying the characteristics of a child with autism is no longer mystical. Advancements in medicine have redefined and renamed Asperger's syndrome to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Parenthood is a beautiful yet bumpy journey. It is filled with both dismay and reward. Some of us have bumpier rides that require alternate routes. This is the story of my journey with my son.
From the moment my son was born, I knew he was different. Quickly, I realized something was very wrong. The pediatrician ignored my every concern and treated me as if I had no idea how to care for a baby.
Potty training any child can be quite a challenge. Potty training a child with autism may seem impossible—but it can be done.
How to arrange an autistic child's room for playtime. Find a creative outlet to stimulate your child's interests and focus. Help your child process their talents in visual forms through art.
It's hard to make the choice to put your child on daily medicines. In this article, I discuss the medications my autistic child has been prescribed—in particular, Intuniv, Concerta, Vyvanse, Risperidone, and Clonidine.