Category Archives: Psych

Pets Reduce Stress In Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Editor’s Note:  We knew this but its great to see the evidence! [Source: Disability Scoop] Animals may offer more than comfort for kids with autism, according to new research finding that pets can bring about physiological changes in those with the … Continue reading

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Parents’ Corner: Dear Teachers of The Little Ones with Special Needs

[Source:  From the Bowels of Motherhood via Autism Speaks] by Mandy Farmer I don’t know your background.  I don’t know why you chose this profession.  I don’t know where your inner strength comes from or what keeps you going.  I … Continue reading

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Autism Activity of the Week: 6 Classic Outdoor Activities for Children With Autism

[Source: Friendship Circle] Spring has sprung, Memorial Day is almost here. If you have to pick a time of year to get outside, this is it! The weather is pleasant and even when not, you can take advantage of what … Continue reading

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The Power of Clowning Around

[Source:  Medical News Today] Medical clowns can reduce anxiety and length of hospital stay for children undergoing urologic surgery, according to a new study featured at the 110th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Medical research has … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: This Is The Hardest Part About Traveling with Autism

[Source: Autism Speaks] Carrie Cariello, author and mother of five recently wrote a blog about her boy Jack who’s on the autism spectrum. You can find the original post via her website here. You can learn more about our Autism … Continue reading

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