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Home Behavioral Improvement for Children with Autism

Research has shown that behavioral therapy enables children with autism to develop key life skills. If therapy starts early enough, they can learn to enjoy personal comforts while also participating in activities that can help them grown. As a companion to your licensed behavioral therapy regimen, here are some things to do for home behavioral…

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Fighting Childhood Obesity: Exercises for Children with ADHD and Autism

It’s not an exaggeration to state that childhood obesity is an epidemic in our country. However, those with special needs, including ADHD and autism, are at particular risk of becoming obese. When sedentary activities, such as watching hours of TV or playing video games, become habits, poor health is inevitable. To help temper this problem,…

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How to Improve Listening Skills in Children with ADHD and Autism

ADHD and Autism have many similarities, including fidgeting, impulsiveness, social ineptitude and hyperfocus on only subjects that interest them. The latter symptom can impact a child’s ability to focus on and listen to directions. Here’s how to improve listening skills in children with ADHD and Autism: Make the Message Interactive Sometimes words aren’t enough to…

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Sensory Workouts for People with Autism and ADHD

Exercise is a wonderful outlet for those with Autism and ADHD. Not only does general exercise help with hyperactivity, but sensory-specific exercises can also reduce sensory sensitivity. Here are some sensory workouts for people with Autism and ADHD: Sensory Workout #1: Swinging Swinging isn’t just fun for kids! It’s actually a pretty decent ab workout…

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5 Ways Exercise Helps People with ADHD and Autism

You know that regular exercise has profound effects on your physical health, but it also has lasting positive repercussions in brain health. Exercise can be especially beneficial to those with special needs. Here are 5 ways exercise helps people with ADHD and Autism, specifically: 1. Exercise Increases Dopamine You’ve probably heard that exercise releases endorphins,…

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Autism-Friendly Workout Clothes

Your child with Autism experiences this world in a much more grounded, tactile way. Take the tag of your shirt tickling the back of your neck, for example. Those without sensory issues don’t even register that this is happening after a while. However, it’s a daily struggle for those with Autism. With sensory-friendly general clothes…

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Healthy Sensory Foods for Children With Autism

It’s no secret that children with Autism are picky eaters. It’s tough to get your young loved one to eat something healthy, especially if they’ve already developed a routine or fixation on a certain food, like chips or candy. Not only does taste drive the appetites of kids with Autism though. It’s also texture and…

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Dating And Special Needs – When is it the Right Time?

Dating And Special Needs – When is it the Right Time? Dating is often a hot subject. With the rise of social media and mobile apps, there are infinite opportunities to meet your romantic match. However, when it comes to teens and adults with special needs, there may be fewer opportunities to make a love…

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Service Dogs for Special Needs

Service Dogs for Special Needs We get a lot of people asking about where they can find a service dog for special needs.  We’ve compiled a list of resources from our clients who have experience with service dogs for special needs. Each of them offers different Websites & Resources 1.) Canine Companions www.baylordogs.org Canine Companions…

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Body Care Products for Special Needs

Body Care Products for Special Needs Body care products for special needs individuals can sometimes be an overlooked area on their journey to greater health. However, it might also be one area that could be contributing to a toxic load of the body. There are nearly 80,000 chemicals used in household and beauty care products…

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