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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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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More than most other demographics of young people, special needs children as susceptible to weight gain. A number of factors play into this, and many of them are the same for able-bodied and able-minded children, like high-calorie/low-nutrition diets, sedentary lifestyles, and to a certain degree, genetics. However, the way that special needs children encounter these…

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As you age, your body changes. You can move the way you once could, with so much ease, you didn’t even have to think about it. These days, you have to plan an exit route for getting off the floor, should you find yourself on it. Likewise, your body absorbs nutrients differently, so not only…

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The need for nutrient-dense foods in your special needs child’s diet No matter how long most personal trainers for special needs have been taking care of their clients, someone always asks the “question!” What question are we talking about? It’s this one, “What should I eat/feed my loved one?” With so many different diets being…

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You know that vegetables are good for your child with special needs, but it’s tough to get them to try new foods. (Some of you reading this may be thinking: “That’s an understatement!”) We get it! That’s why we’ve compiled this list of simple tricks. Here’s how to get your child with special needs to…

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  Constipation is a consistent issue for special needs children. The stress of travel or a routine change can cause bowel irregularity, but so can poor diet, dehydration and infrequent exercise, which are all common for those with differing abilities. Here are 25 foods that cure constipation: 1. Apples Are Great Foods That Cure Constipation…

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What I am about to tell you is quite embarrassing. I don’t want you to look down on other professionals for knowing it.  The truth is that the health and fitness industry has very poor regulations and very low standards.  By doing a quick Google search, you can find many companies who offer online certification…

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There are several different medications out on the market that is meant to quell the symptoms of ADD and ADHD. But these medications are both expensive and may have severe side effects on children. You may eventually decide that medication is your best option. However, you may be equally surprised to discover there are vitamins…

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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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