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Category Archives: Safety


Tantrums vs. Meltdowns

Posted on October 31, 2016
Screaming, crying, kicking, even rolling on the floor...These are all behaviors observed during a tantrum or meltdown. As any parent is aware, tantrums are a common occurrence for young children. Kids with Autism, however, often deal with meltdowns as well. To many people, a tantrum and meltdown appear to be the same thing. In fact, the words are often used interchangeably, but for children with Autism and other sensory issues, ...Read More

Tips to help kids with ASD avoid bullying

Posted on July 28, 2016
Bullying occurs at an alarming rate and, sadly, kids with Autism and Asperger’s are much more vulnerable targets to bullies. If left unchecked, there can be serious consequences for children that are chronically bullied. These risks include: Withdrawing from school participation, lowered test scores and deteriorating GPA Skipping class or dropping out of school Suffering physical health issues Retaliating through violent actions Depression and anxiety that may continue through adulthood ...Read More

Advice to prevent Autism wandering

Posted on July 15, 2016
Most parents of children with Autism know first-hand that wandering is a common and potentially dangerous issue. For some parents, the fear of wandering has stopped them from enjoying outdoor activities, contributed to social isolation and caused a lack of sleep over concern of a possible break out in the middle of the night. While researchers have not identified a definitive cause, parents have found a correlation between incidents of ...Read More