For many, the arrival of Halloween evokes memories of choosing fun costumes, enjoying cooler weather, and eating lots and lots of candy. It can be a very exciting time for both children and adults but for children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), it can be a bit tricky to make sure their Halloween turns into a treat. Scratchy costumes, spooky
Families with children on the autism spectrum and with sensory disorders often have a harder time finding fun, safe activities to do with their little ones. It is often overwhelming for them to consider attending events or planning ideas for entertainment when they aren’t sure how their child will react or what they will encounter. The Austin, Texas community is
When you envision your child’s future, what do you think about? Maybe you look forward to them being old enough to play at the park with other children. Perhaps you’re excited about attending their soccer games in the spring. It could be that you’re savoring their last few months at home before they head off to college in the fall.
Many people have memories of Independence Days spent watching fiery sparks speed through the sky as the crowd “oohs” and “ahhs”. Sitting under the stars watching the colorful show while enjoying delicious food with friends and family is a preferred way to spend one of the nation’s largest holidays. However, for families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), these
For parents raising children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), planning fun, family outings isn’t easy. It is scary not knowing how your child may react at certain events and attractions. Be reassured, you have options! More and more family attractions have begun to realize the importance of sensory-safe environments for children on the autism spectrum. The Houston area, for
You’re in the car, driving to work. You turn the radio up and a familiar song starts to play… “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Had a very shiny nose, And if you ever saw it, You would even say it glows.” As a chorus of chipper choir singers belt out a happy reindeer tune, you can’t help but feel a little