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29 Things A School Can Do To Help A Child with Autism and Special Needs

Autism is a developmental disorder that impacts the brain's communication and social functioning. Autism spectrum disorder is typically diagnosed in early childhood and can be a lifelong challenge. Children with special needs face special challenges in school and may find it difficult to interact socially, speak and learn new things. For these children it is important for the school to have a plan or protocol in place so that they enjoy the same educational opportunities that other students do.Here are some things that the school can do to help them.  1. A quiet place to take a break and providing a quiet sensory room Kids with autism and other sensory disorders need care during school too, and there are some...

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21 Things That Make Autism Awesome

For people living with Autism spectrum disorder, or those who are living with an Autistic loved one, there are many things that are awesome about them. For people on the autism spectrum, things like jumping, clapping, and (what may seem like) staring at someone could all be seen as a part of their awesome. For parents and family members of those on the autism spectrum, there may also be moments in which they feel they are surrounded by these points of awesome. These points of awesome are not just limited to those on the autism spectrum, but are shared by those who are supporting them.  Of course this is a Spectrum and not all individuals with Autism exhibit all or...

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12 Things People with Autism dislike

Autism is not a single disorder, but an umbrella term that includes a wide variety of disorders. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by severe and pervasive impairment in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and imaginative play. The specific symptoms of ASD can vary tremendously from one person to the next.  However, many people with autism do share a few common things that they dislike. 1. Being touched  People with autism often dislike being touched because it's extremely uncomfortable and confusing to them. Of course there are some who are more receptive to touch and who might like it. Instead of putting your hand on their shoulder or arm, try high-fiving them or drawing a circle around them....

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10 Ways Dogs Can Help Children With Autism And Special Needs

  Dogs can be a great help to Children with and autism and special needs in their daily life. These dogs can become constant companions to these children and help them improve social interactions and relationships. Dogs also help increase children's interest in activities and expand their communication skills. You may need to choose between service dogs, companion dogs or therapy dogs.    Service dogs help with the everyday tasks their owner is unable to do for themselves. Like pick up dropped items, turn-off or turn-on lights and perform other tasks to assist their partner. Therapy dogs are live animals, trained to be affectionate and comfortable with people. They make people feel better by providing emotional comfort and affection. Their...

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8 Questions About Special Needs Trust Answered

  1. What is a Special Needs Trust? When your child is diagnosed with special needs like autism, speech and language disorders, and epilepsy, this can be a real challenge for families, since they often have complex symptoms and can exhibit varying degrees of functional impairment. In order to provide the best care possible for their child, many families use a special needs trust. This is a trust that allows a person with special needs to access all their assets at any time, and decide how they want to spend the money, or disburse it to someone else. A Special Needs Trust can be very important because it gives a person with special needs the ability to make decisions about...

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