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Managing Depression on Lockdown In this episode, I open up about how I'm managing my depression while I'm on total lockdown with my 3 Autistic kids. Those of us who live with mental health issues may find ourselves struggling more because of all that's going on around us. I hope that my experience can help someone else.
Is 5G a Deadly Trigger for the Coronavirus? By James Grundvig - March 26, 2020. The novel coronavirus has spread unevenly around the world, clustered in several hot pockets, while leaving other areas with scant outbreaks.
The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Exists Wanna know an open SECRET? NIH has an official center for ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health exists.
Why I'm grateful for today My Life Raising 5 Kids with Autism.
Coronavirus: Keeping a Routine Schedule at Home Creating a routine schedule to follow while children and families are home can help ease stress. Why Schedules are Important. Schedules are important because they maintain a child's understanding of routine, which provides comfort.
Free Resources for Families of Children With Autism and Other Special Needs During the Coronavirus Here is a list of fun, free resources and subscriptions to engage your child and support their learning during this time! Also, Stages Learning Materials is now offering free autism resources for download, print and immediate use!
Vans Celebrates People on the Autism Spectrum with New Sensory Friendly Footwear The new Autism Awareness Collection from Vans is supposed to be ultra-comfortable with "sensory-inclusive elements, including a calming color palette and design features that focus on the senses." Along with shoes, the collection also features short - and long-sleeved tees for kids.
Communication Rights Toolkit Launched Like many of you, I have been home on quarantine. I am fortunate to have good weather and lots of opportunity to walk outside. I realize these isolating circumstances have been tough for many who haven't lived a lifetime not talking. Lots of people are connecting via the internet.
News Anchor Autumn Ziemba talks about her Son's Diagnoses of Pediatric Cancer and Autism Ron Sandison interviews Fox 8 News Cleveland Anchor Autumn Ziemba. What were some early signs your son Simon was on the autism spectrum? Simon experienced a regression after the age of two. He lost almost all of his words, stopped counting, singing, playing, and making eye contact.
Self-Management and Positive Self-Talk Winner: Education / Academic category; 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Finalist: Education / Academic category; 2011 International Book Awards. Finalist: Educational Needs Academic Book of the year; 2011 National Association for Special Educational Needs Book Awards.
I'm absolutely failing at this right now I'm seriously running low on shits to give and I'm not above bribary in order to maintain my sanity at this point. Therapy went pretty well today also. I'm still getting used to accessing therapy remotely but I'm so grateful that I have the opportunity to continue getting help during lockdown.
Parenting Tips: How To Ease The Transition Of Moving With Kids If you're concerned about your kids' welfare, here's how you can ease the transition of moving with them.1. Sit With Your Kids And Discuss The Move: No matter what the situation is, it's essential to prepare your kids for the move by talking about it.
While World Panics over COVID 19, CDC's Official Autism Rate Rises 10% from 2006 to 2008 Birth Years While the world panics over COVID 19, the CDC's official autism rate keeps rising, up 10% from 2006 to 2008 birth yearsView a 12 Powerpoint Presentation here: 1 in 54 born in 2008 by Mark Blaxill. Each slide also follows at the end of this post. By Mark Blaxill.
Service Dogs Comfort Autistic Kids Struggling To Cope As Coronavirus Upends Daily Routines "We'd have been social distancing for 13 years now without a faithful furry friend to keep Alex safe," Sandi Millman told lohud. That changed, though, when the family finally got a service dog, whose steadying presence helped the boy feel connected and calm.
Study Finds That Many Children With Autism Have Oral Health Issues Children with autism tend to have more oral health problems for a number of reasons, a study out of South Africa has found. Oral health problems can arise because of poor cleaning habits, food choices, and medications. Even some behavioral issues can exacerbate the problem.
How I'm continuing therapy during #COVID19 lockdown My phone is mounted on the mic arm I use my podcast and simply I put in a pair of wireless earbuds, currently using the Galaxy Buds + by Samsung, cause they came free with my phone. I just sit at my recording table and have a video chat with my therapist for about an hour.
The Social Distancing, Quarantining Mega-Marathon Called AUTISM33 By Kim Rossi Next month is Autism Awareness month. Quarantine? I've been Autismtined from regular ed and most of regular "life" for more than 23 years, how about you? CDC in the USA and WHO globally have utterly failed citizens from California to Calcutta.
Anne Dachel Interviews Marcia Hinds on Autism Recovery By Anne Dachel I recently got to know a tremendous activist in the autism community, Marcia Hinds. She's the author of the book, I Know You're in There: Winning Our War Against Autism, published in January, 2020.
Benefits and Strategies for Teaching Art to Children with Autism: Help for Art Challenged Adults Why Art? Providing opportunities for children with autism to communicate through art can also be a great way to better understand them. Many children with autism can use art to communicate the thoughts and feelings they may have difficulty expressing.
It's a Bad News/Good News thing One of the challenges with starting a new routine at the moment is that no one is sleeping well, except for Gavin. I'm struggling to fall asleep and so are Elliott and Emmett. Everyone is dealing with a great deal right now and it's sorta turned their lives upside down.
Itzhak Documentary shows the Humor and Compassion of Famed Violinist Itzhak Perlman Last night I had the opportunity to watch Alison Chernick's 2018 documentary Itzhak, which chronicles the life of 16-time Grammy Award-winning Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman.
Why is "Karen" Seeing Autism Rates Drop? Disease experts say the parents least likely to vaccinate their kids live in some of the most affluent neighborhoods in the country. They're well-educated, and have exceptional access to healthcare.
The Line Between Preparedness and Paranoia Very few things are simple with it comes to Special Needs parenting and I share the thought process that goes into making potentially life-altering decisions for my kids. I also talk about a few other things that are on my mind and I curse a bit. I also want to apologize to my mother for the language in this episode.
Cabin Fever? 5 Effective Activities for Students with Autism During Social Isolation or Quarantine Children with autism and their parents must learn new routines, structures, and expectations that may differ from the way they spent their time in schools.
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