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Tips To Develop a Positive Identity & Self-Esteem in Your Child with ASD

A diagnosis of autism can be a difficult juncture to get through for both the child as well as the parents. Naturally, this period is filled with uncertainty and confusion. As the child grows up, the way that this diagnosis is addressed largely impacts his self-identity and self-esteem. This is, however, only a little (albeit … Continue reading Tips To Develop a Positive Identity & Self-Esteem in Your Child with ASD

Video Modeling: What Is It & How Can You Use It At Home?

Adapting to certain social situations and learning social skills are areas that a lot of children on the autism spectrum often struggle with. While there are a lot of techniques and strategies that help children learn social skills, not all these strategies are feasible or easy to implement at home. Luckily, video modeling is a … Continue reading Video Modeling: What Is It & How Can You Use It At Home?

Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in ASD Children: Valuable Lessons from Parents

Children with Autism experience the world differently than neurotypical kids. Children on the spectrum may use challenging behavior as means of expressing themselves. This behavior may also be a coping strategy for the child. A study published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research found that children with autism and severe speech impairments used challenging … Continue reading Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in ASD Children: Valuable Lessons from Parents

Ayurveda: A Holistic Approach to Managing ASD Symptoms

You may already know that Ayurveda looks beyond the physical body and focuses on the intellectual, psychological, emotional and social aspects of health. Even when it comes to tackling the persistent challenges of autism, the approach of Ayurvedic practitioners remains holistic. Ayurveda considers ASD as a genetic disorder that involves a lot of dosha imbalance. … Continue reading Ayurveda: A Holistic Approach to Managing ASD Symptoms

Coming Home to Autism

Tara Leniston is an award-winning vlogger and has co-authored a book that sheds light on what an autism diagnosis means for an everyday family and advice on ways to support an autistic child’s development. She is a mom to three adorable children, the oldest of whom is diagnosed with autism. The goal of her channel … Continue reading Coming Home to Autism