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Can children with autism be taught to read?

Yes, even if speaking is an issue, your child can still learn to read! Let me go over the basic steps in learning to read. Pre-Reading Skills You have pre-reading skills and that’s awareness of print words. Most children with autism have this in great strength. This is when your child knows what brand of […]


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Comparing Your Child to Other Kids?

Ever go to a party and see other children, then get mad that your child seems like they’re so behind? It doesn’t stop there, right? Then you start thinking about the next decade or two, projecting more difficulty into the future. And then depression sets in – anger, despair, exhaustion, frustration right? Let me share […]



The reason I Jump: Book by an amazing 13 yr old autistic

If you are a parent who wants to know what your child with autism might be thinking or if you’re someone with autism and you want your parents to know that you’re smart and you’re doing your best and kind of all those thoughts in your head that you haven’t been able to express, then […]


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MRIs for Autistic Kids Without Sedation – New Research

There is a great research article on how to teach a child to lay still for an MRI. Such great research. So many parents don't do MRIs because of not wanting to sedate their children. Totally understandable. Now there's another option backed by published research. This is an important option to know about.



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CBD, THC & Autism

Many parents are using CBD oil to help their children with autism, to sleep, to address seizures, and also inflammation. Some parents are giving CBD and THC together, but that’s where there tends to be some concerns. In the scientific literature, it has been noted that THC consumption especially at a young age can lead […]


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Oxytocin Exposure Leads to Increased Risk of Autism – New Research

Did you have oxytocin during your birth? Oxytocin exposure during labor has been associated with an increased risk of autism and cognitive impairment. There’s not a direct causation link, but there is an association. Scientists are trying to determine if receiving external oxytocin may act as an early indicator of abnormal development in infants and […]


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Link Between Autism and Immune System

The immune system and autism. Is there a connection? Scientists have found an association of several molecules in serum and cerebral spinal fluid with autism that are associated with immune-related signaling pathways. Why is cerebrospinal fluid important? Well, cerebrospinal fluid is a liquid found in the brain and the spine, which is the central nervous […]



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All About Stimming

What Does Stimming Mean? What does it mean when an autistic child is stimming? Stimming is a great way to connect with your child. Sometimes it can be frustrating or even embarrassing. Stimming is behavior. Think of it as communication. Stimming is a shortened way of saying Self-Stimulatory Behavior. Many times what it means is […]


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Underestimated – An Autism Miracle – BookClub

“Presuming confidence of all non-speakers, which basically means assume every non-speaker with autism is every bit as normal and smart as any other kid and to treat them accordingly.” Underestimated by J. B. Hanley and Jameson Hanley Let’s get into this book. This book is about a father and his son who has autism. And […]


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Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism – Dr. Lyons Book Club

This month’s book club is: Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism -Arthur Fleischmann, Carly Fleischmann Welcome to our Book Club!  Thank you for voting on this month’s book.  If you’d like to vote for next month’s book, please join my email list here.  “Carly’s voice makes it very clear that a non-verbal person with autism has […]