Autism symptoms can change in severity during early childhood

The question of whether or not autism symptoms change with age has been a persistent and common one. While it is believed that the severity of the symptoms remains stable throughout a person’s life, recently there has been increasing evidence available that suggests that some individuals encounter a substantial change in their symptoms. A recent … Continue reading Autism symptoms can change in severity during early childhood

DEALING WITH THE ISSUE OF PICKY EATING IN KIDS

Picky eating is a widespread issue faced by children and their parents quite commonly. This issue, however, is quite complex in children on the ASD spectrum and other sensory issues. Research suggests that children with autism are five times more likely to face mealtime challenges. These challenges may be related to food selectivity, meal-related tantrums, … Continue reading DEALING WITH THE ISSUE OF PICKY EATING IN KIDS

TIPS TO IMPROVE SLEEPING HABITS FOR YOUR ASD CHILD

A study published in 2019 suggests that nearly 80% preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, have disrupted sleep. These numbers suggest that sleep problems are twice as common among children with autism as they are among typical children or those with other developmental conditions. These findings point towards one of the most pressing concerns faced by … Continue reading TIPS TO IMPROVE SLEEPING HABITS FOR YOUR ASD CHILD

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT COVID-19

There is a good chance that these surreal and uncertain times might be scary and confusing for your child. It is extremely important to address this confusion and communicate with your kid effectively about the ongoing pandemic. Autism Parenting Magazine has published an amazing article on just that! The article titled, “How Do I Talk … Continue reading HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT COVID-19

A lockdown shouldn’t lock out learning

The last few weeks have reduced our routines, plans and rituals to dust. Our kids, who rely so heavily on regularity for their peace of mind, are getting increasingly unsettled by all the strange happenings around them. Although we have just begun our 21-day nationwide lockdown, we are by no means alone. Amazing publications, organisations … Continue reading A lockdown shouldn’t lock out learning

Rocking The Spectrum

Our favorite thing about Rocking The Spectrum is the honest, but extremely informative content. Hugo and Jasmine have a non-verbal autistic son, Christian, who features in their vlogs. They have recently started a podcast on spreading awareness and acceptance about autism. Jasmine is also a Registered Behavior Technician. Her spirit and positivity manage to shine … Continue reading Rocking The Spectrum