Autism/Aspergers/ASD

March 6, 2018

Is Autism a Disease or a Disorder?

Many of us who support those who are autistic don’t think it is a ‘disease’ we can cure. Autism is a ‘disorder’ that is sometimes adversely affected by things that can be cured such as eating challenges . Hypersensitive hearing benefits from a  hearing aid that blocks most noise. Acceptable strategies to deal with sensory […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
July 27, 2016

WHY DOES THIS WORK FOR AUTISTIC KIDS?

Many children with autism struggle to be in control – The Eating Game, created for an autistic child puts them in control! The visual component is a real plus for many on the spectrum. The structure that stays the same (for years) easily becomes a daily routine that they like. There are no more surprises at […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
February 6, 2015

THIS CAN BE TOO OVERWHELMING!

by Jean Nicol So many children are picky eaters. Actually there are many adults who might be called picky eaters too! Analyzing the “why” would be very individual, with a lot of factors to be considered……………………… very frustrating and worrisome for a parent! When you include Autism Spectrum Disorder as a likely factor are you […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
February 12, 2014

WHY DOES MY CHILD DO THIS?

Does your child limit the foods they will eat over a given period of time? Have you figured out why they do this? ~ Is there a physical impairment/medical reason that prevents a varied diet? ~ Is it food allergies or sensitivities? ~ Is it sensory related? How? Have you ever considered the relationship of […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
November 18, 2013

Holidays & Autism ~ Challenges Made Easier!

Do you and your child already find mealtimes a challenge? Are they a picky eater who has even more difficulty with the extra hustle and bustle, special guests, different timing or location of family meals during the holiday season? Try this…………….. Create a visual display about the meal, using text if appropriate to label foods […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
November 16, 2013

Holiday Activities & Autism ~ Be Prepared!

Do visitors and the disruption of regular routines present problems for your child?Try this……………… 1)Write a social story about a specific event that you think may be difficult for your child; prepare them ahead of time; create a more predictable environment. •Be sure to write it in language your child understands. •If you take great […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
November 6, 2013

THE SUCCESS IS NO SURPRISE

The inspiration was a seven year old boy with autism who like about 75% of his peers with ASD had significant issues with eating. As needed we ruled out food allergies and intolerances. It seemed that even though by times he would gag and/or vomit, there was no physical impediment causing this. It was often […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
October 4, 2013

An Autism Challenge for All of Us

Autism presents many different challenges in the areas of communication, cognition, social skills, social interaction, repetitive behaviors, dietary/digestive disorders and sensory processing. These challenges differ in intensity/severity in each individual diagnosed with ASD and can affect many areas of development and daily living. At this time we do not know the causes and therefore have […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
September 23, 2013

Drum Roll Please!

Are you worried about a child who needs to improve their diet, so they are eating healthy meals every day? Do you struggle daily trying to find a solution so your child has one of the best advantages for being their personal best – good health! Would you like to have a program that will […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
September 21, 2013

ASD and Eating Challenges ~ It May Not Even Be About Food!

Here’s a common checklist for folks trying to figure out why eating is such a challenging issue for their child with ASD: oral motor developmental delays swallowing challenges allergies/food intolerances Sensory issues – smell. texture, taste, appearance (color, shape, plate placement) After ruling out the above concerns or effectively dealing with them and your child […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
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