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22 Feb, 2017

Sensitive senses: coping with Autism’s altered perception

Sensitive senses: coping with Autism’s altered perception Most people can relate to the idea of a sensory preference, even if the terms are unfamiliar. Think of a nagging little thing that grabs your attention, or a simple activity. The tag on a shirt that annoys your skin, or the texture of a food you dislike. The creepy and annoying sound...

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15 Feb, 2017

Maintaining Your Backyard Play Equipment

Turning your backyard into a safe and exciting playground for your little ones is a great way to give your kids plenty of outdoor play opportunities without having to go out to a public facility with them every day. Successfully building a safe play environment, however, isn’t enough. You’ll need to keep a close eye on all of your play...

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13 Feb, 2017

How to Practice Sensory Play with Your Child

Sensory play is a great way to help an autistic child develop self-soothing skills, but it’s also a healthy, educational, and fun exploratory experience for any child. Exploring new and interesting textures, sounds, sights, and experiences is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon for everyone! Let’s explore a few fun ways to get started...  Head to the Playground Many...

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26 Jan, 2017

Let kids play outside - it’s good for them!

As technology advances, and the world has more conveniences, people are becoming less active. We have all the entertainment of the world at a computer, TV, or mobile device to keep us from needing to seek out things. People can play games at home, and if you want more than just you playing online lets you keep being still. This...

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20 Jan, 2017

Keeping Your Child Safe at the Public Playground

Public playgrounds are a great place for children to blow off some steam while developing their social skills. However, unlike your backyard, public spaces aren’t necessarily as safe a you’d like them to be, and that level of safety can change from day to day. While it might be tempting to keep your kids in the controlled environment of your...

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