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
The effectiveness of a gluten-free diet (GFD) on the symptoms of Autism has been widely debated on and speculated upon for years. This eating plan essentially avoids foods that contain gluten (found in many breads, cereals, cookies and seasoned snack foods). This eating plan is extremely difficult to execute as our usual diets often include … Continue reading Study shows that a gluten-free diet may not improve ASD symptoms
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
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
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!