Unleashing Adventure: How Outdoor Play Ignites Joy for Children on the Spectrum

  In today’s fast-paced digital age, children often find themselves immersed in screens, disconnected from the wonders of the natural world. However, for children on the autism spectrum, the benefits of outdoor playtime are particularly profound. Beyond the joy and freedom it brings, outdoor play fosters cognitive awareness, enhances coordination, promotes social integration, strengthens physical
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Sleep issues for children on the autism spectrum

Sleep issues are a common concern for children on the autism spectrum and can significantly impact their overall well-being and development. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects social communication and behaviour and is often accompanied by sensory sensitivities, anxiety, and other conditions that can interfere with sleep. Sleep problems can include
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What is Stimming?

Stimming, short for self-stimulatory behaviour, refers to repetitive or rhythmic movements or sounds a child engages in to stimulate their senses. These behaviours include hand-flapping, rocking, spinning, repeating words or phrases, and making repetitive noises. Stimming is often associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental conditions, but it can also be observed in
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Managing children at school with ADHD

Children with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) may face additional challenges on their first day of school. However, there are several strategies that parents and teachers can use to help these children have a successful start to the school year. First, it is important to communicate with the child’s teacher and school staff about the child’s diagnosis
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