Category: Activities

20 Best Toys for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

One of the most frequent questions I get from parents and family members of my clients is “What toys should I buy?” And in some instances, I enter a home and see very few toys because parents have not had success with introducing toys and play to their child with autism. Providing toys and opportunity to play is important because children learn very valuable and fundamental skills through play. These skills often go unlearned by kids with autism because play does not always come naturally to them.

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6 Keys to Successful Family Gatherings with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

A family gathering can often be a stressful event for both kids on the autism spectrum and their parents. Birthday parties, family barbecues, and holiday gatherings are all stressful events for families with a child on the Autism Spectrum. Things such as changes in schedule, possible breaches in restrictive diets, unpredictable environments, and misunderstanding family members are just some of the reasons that may lead you to consider skipping the next family event.

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