It’s the season of giving and sometimes it’s hard to find that perfect gift for your child’s teacher. To help, this month we’ve thought of the perfect craft project for that great teacher in your child’s life! The best part is that the craft simple enough that every child can make it and the craft is sharp enough that it will look great in any teacher’s classroom.
Yes, Costco now has 5 aisles of Christmas décor, but it is still pumpkin season for at least a month! Do you have a pumpkin at home yet?
“Back to School” is a lot of “new” for a child who finds comfort in daily routines and relies on the fulfillment of specific expectations. “Back to School” can also mean a lot of stress for the parents of that child.
…and now I’m going to add one more thing to your To Do List.
Take advantage of these last few weeks of summer vacation with the August Smarty! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcxhrZmmP74&list=PLzpc1lUvttW9PRJlOE86lvjE7SAqIMM3N This month our art goes outside and becomes a social activity – Ice and Water Bottle Bowling!
Do your children have favorite television shows or movies? My youngest loves, “The Hot Dog Dance” from Mickey Mouse Club House.
It’s important that our kids are able to use their imagination, and what better way than playing with sock puppets! Here Suzanne teaches us how to make sock puppets with interchangeable faces to not only practice using imagination, but to help learn and identify emotions and expressions.
If crafting isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there isn’t much work involved. The end result is a wonderful inexpensive alternative to commercial magnetic calendars. To download the template, visit the Autism Live facebook page. Once you have the template, print, cut and paste! Want to make it even faster? You can print directly to a printable magnet sheet, like these from Avery. Mount your calendar on the fridge or put it on a metal cookie pan for a mobile calendar.
Have you seen the new Smarty videos on Autism Live? Skills® is sponsoring this new monthly series, so I got a sneak peek. I absolutely love them!
Have you made your disaster kit yet? I’ll admit, mine is still a work in progress, but I’m determined to have it done before Christmas!
CARD Chicago is so excited to be hosting an open house for new clients this November! For the first time in nearly 5 years, the Chicago office no longer has a waitlist. Our office has been growing, and we’ve finally reached a capacity of qualified clinicians to help more families affected by autism!