Are Autism and ADHD Linked?

Special Strong is the leading innovator in the industry for adaptive and inclusive fitness. Start a rewarding career by owning an adaptive gym franchise with no prior experience required.  Watch our story here: https://youtu.be/NSwGIPSu7NQ  If you’ve ever stopped to think about it, then you’ve probably noticed quite a few similarities between ADHD and Autism. We’ve actually…

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What Is the Autism Spectrum?

Terminology has changed for certain special needs categories. For example, we don’t say someone is “autistic” anymore. Instead, we say they have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or some might even say, “They’re on the spectrum.” But what is the autism spectrum? Who is on it, and what is at either end? The term spectrum here…

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What Does Autism Feel Like?

  If you have autism, it can be difficult to help those who are “neurotypical” (NT) understand what you’re going through. On the one hand, you shouldn’t have to explain yourself; society should accept you exactly as you are, without you having to change your behavior. However, society is run by NT people, so it…

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Where to Volunteer for Special Needs

  Organizations, companies, teams, and other groups that work with individuals with special needs often need outside help to achieve their goals. With that in mind, there is no shortage of places to volunteer for special needs. We’ll start this blog by identifying specific organizations and businesses where to volunteer for special needs in Dallas,…

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What Can People With Special Needs Do

  People with special needs are often viewed by what they “can’t” do. However, it’s important to note, just because an activity is more difficult for someone than others, that doesn’t mean people with special needs can’t do something. We’ve outlined a few activities and mentioned famous people with special needs who have done them…

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How to Explain Special Needs to a Child

  Talking to children about special needs may seem tricky, but children understand more than we give them credit for. They’re very observant, taking in everything around them, regardless of their cognitive ability. Your child — whether they themselves have special needs or not — may come to you with questions about disabilities, and it’s…

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7 Fad Diets and How They Can Impact Autism

With the new year in full swing, you’ve got your eye on a few of those fad diets that have been circulating. They’ve worked for a few you know. Could they be helpful for you if you have autism? There are certain vitamins and nutrients that are especially beneficial for people with autism, meaning that…

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How to Get Your Special Needs Child to Do More Cardio

  Cardio is more than running, but somehow the two have become interchangeable in our minds. If your special needs child hates running, then you might have a tough time keeping them in shape or getting them to lose any weight they’ve gained. Cardio is important to heart health and a key component in weight…

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Marien Elizabeth Photography – Marien Armstrong

Special Strong is giving local businesses a platform to share how their services can make a difference for people with special needs. This service provider is Marien Elizabeth Photography. About Marien Elizabeth Photography Marien Elizabeth Photography is a portrait photography business for families with special needs in the San Antonio, Texas area. I have a…

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Notre Dame School of Dallas: No Limits, Just Possibilities – Alex Eckler

Special Strong is giving local businesses a platform to share how their services can make a difference for people with special needs. This service provider is Notre Dame School of Dallas. About Notre Dame School of Dallas Notre Dame School, recognizing that each person is created in the image of God, educates students with developmental…

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Habla Speech Therapy and Certified Autism Center – Pamela Torres

Special Strong is giving local businesses a platform to share how their services can make a difference for people with special needs. This service provider is Habla Speech Therapy & Certified Autism Center, a speech and hearing impairment center. About Habla Speech Therapy & Certified Autism Center We specialize in treating children with speech and…

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Selecting a Fitness Trainer Who Understands Your Disability

Interacting with people who don’t understand your disability can be frustrating, to say the least. In the realm of physical fitness, however, it can feel almost hopeless. You want to grow in your journey through greater health, and you want someone to help guide you. But oftentimes, personal trainers aren’t able to see your strengths…

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The Parkinson’s Global Project – Regeneration Training That Works

The Parkinson’s Global Project – Regeneration Training That Works Parkinson’s disease affects millions of people in the United States with between 50,000 and 60,000 new cases diagnosed every year. It tends to affect men more often than women. Early symptoms are mild, including loss of smell, constipation, small handwriting, and vivid dreams. However, as the…

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Becoming an ACSM Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer

Becoming an ACSM Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer Are you interested in working with the disabled in your fitness center or as a private physical fitness trainer? What you may or may not be aware of, is that there is a major need for those willing to become an ACSM Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer. American College…

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Who is Daniel Stein – Special Strong Fitness Trainer?

Who is Daniel Stein – Special Strong Fitness Trainer? Daniel Stein is a highly respected member of his community and church. He provides autism fitness training for many of those in and around the Dallas, TX area. But this is only the beginning. There is much more to Daniel Stein than these simple statements. But…

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The Tiny Talker by Ryan and Brittani Rollen

Special Strong is now giving local businesses a platform to share how their services can make a difference for people with special needs. This device’s name is The Tiny Talker, started by Ryan and Brittani Rollen, the proud parents of Lucas. Tell Us What You Do We are the parents of a special needs son…

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Autism Fitness Certification for Special Needs

Whether you work with autistic people as a service provider, an employer, or a parent, Special Strong can help. We help you learn how best to cope with issues such as meltdowns, disruptions, inactivity, and challenging behaviors while becoming Certified Strong. Today we look at Autism Fitness, another autism certification for the special needs people…

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How to Live a Healthier Life with Autism

An Autism diagnosis is not a death sentence. Plenty of people on the Autism spectrum can live fulfilling, happy, successful lives. We’ll cover how to live a healthier life with Autism, but first, it’s likely that you have a few questions. Don’t worry; we’ll answer those too. What Is Autism? Autism means that a person…

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How Sleep Helps Your Special Needs Child

How Sleep Helps Your Special Needs Child Learn and Grow If your child suffers from jaw dysfunction, it can interfere with their sleep quality. Sleep is essential to proper growth and development. Kids need good quality sleep to consolidate memories, support healthy emotions, and recharge their bodies. Although jaw dysfunction can be problematic for sleep…

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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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