A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Happy Holiday Hints for Your Child with Special Needs

By Cara Koscinski

Holidays bring joy and family traditions that warm the hearts of many. For those of us who have children with special needs, the holidays take on an entirely new dimension. Like everyone, we have shopping, cooking, decorating, and preparation. However, there are additional ways in which we must ready our children for the holiday season. Children who have autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, and self-regulation difficulties need some assistance to navigate the holidays. Here are some tried and true strategies that I ... READ MORE.

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