Tagged Special Education

March Smarty

March Smarty

Kids love playdough, but for our kids with gluten sensitivity, the branded kind can be a nightmare. Here Suzanne teaches us how to make our own homemade gluten free playdough that every kid can enjoy!

The Importance of Play

In this episode of The A-Word, we can see that in Jack Riley’s ABA therapy session with Jessica, that play is used as the medium with which to teach Jack.

What Is Most Important To You

In this segment of “Empowering Autism Parents”, autism mom Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson elaborates on a technique she uses to forget about the holiday to-do list and remember all the blessings in her life.

50% OFF Helpful Holiday Break Videos!

We’re just a few days from the holiday break! As the kids finish up those holiday art projects and assemblies at school, now is your chance to prepare for all the unstructured time heading your way.

The A-Word, Part 57: Update On Preschool At Clinic

In this episode we see that Jack Riley has been in preschool for the last three days with Jessica as his shadow. And during clinic they discuss how school is going and work on some new skills. Jessica updates the team on how Jack Riley’s behaviors are in class, and how his teacher is handling him.

Parent Support Group

Parent Support Group

For parents with children on the autism spectrum, we would like to invite you to join a support group in order to share your experiences, trials and triumphs with parents in a similar situation. This group will be designed to inform, as well as to allow an open forum and safe place for discussion, sharing stories, asking questions, seeking and sharing advice, and so on.

September Smarty 2013

We’ve been back in school for one week and I’m already dreading the morning crunch. My daughter has no problem waking up at 6am on weekends, but Monday morning rolls around and I am shaking her awake at 7:30. Things go downhill from there; she drags her feet with every morning activity, creating a ton of stress for everyone involved.

Back to School

“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.

8th Annual Back to School & More Autism/Asperger’s Conference

That also means that the Back to School & More Autism/Asperger’s conference is happening! This Saturday, August 10th and 11th the Pasadena Convention Center is playing host to the Back to School event! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from some of the leaders of the autism community and best prepare yourself and your child for the upcoming school year!

Siblings & Jealousy

My 4-year-old’s BFF, June, (who happens to be the daughter of my BFF) has a younger sister with autism. She recently started an ABA program with CARD and the family has therapists popping in and out of their house on a daily basis.