To get an idea of the life of Elizabeth Calk, think of all the challenges of raising an autistic child, and then, multiply them by three! Elizabeth has three autistic children, who feature in her vlog wittily titled Our AUsome life. The first thing we noticed about this channel is the honesty with which Elizabeth … Continue reading ‘Ausome’ to the power of three!
International Women’s Day might have been on the 8th of March, but the ismartmoms team wants to dedicate the whole of this month to moms of kids on the autism spectrum! Over the next few days, we’ll feature some amazing mom vloggers with kids on the spectrum who inspire us. Over recent years, there has … Continue reading WWW, aka WorldWide Women
Holi is right around the corner and along with it comes an abundance of colors, lights and endless festivities. This can prove to be disruptive for kids on the autism spectrum. It is very likely that these festivities might trigger a bout of sensory overload. As we know, some children are triggered by noises, while … Continue reading How to protect your child from sensory overload this Holi
The use of animals for therapeutic purposes is a fairly recent phenomenon. Animal-assisted activities are emerging as a promising treatment approach, especially for children on the autism spectrum. Animal-assisted therapy can be as simple as bringing home a family pet or even include more structured and well planned activities. Animal interactions are said to bring … Continue reading Animal-Assisted Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The start of a new year is often highlighted by promises and resolutions we set in hopes of accomplishing a goal or breaking a habit. Setting yourself a resolution is a great way to help you reflect on what’s important to you, clear your mind, and focus your energy on things important to you. Here … Continue reading 5 New Year’s resolutions for moms with ASD kids