Autism Spectrum

Local Spotlight: No Label at The Table Food Company

Shelly Henley needed a plan. Her son, Jacob, was approaching his 18th birthday and he wouldn’t be going to college, nor did he have any job prospects. Jacob, who was diagnosed with autism at 4 years old, had services in...

Sensory-Friendly Summer Fun

Summer has arrived in all its splendor. School is out, ice cream trucks have hit the road, pools have opened and the great outdoors is begging your child to come and play. Summer also brings a change of schedule...

Air Travel and Autism

If you have a child on the autism spectrum, you understand the importance of routine and structure in your child’s world. You also understand that some new experiences are inevitable. The question is: How do you prepare your child...

5 Tips for Connecting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Nearly 1 in 59 children have an autism spectrum disorder, meaning there is a good chance that you and your family will meet a child with autism at school or on the playground. While some of the major misconceptions...

Managing Your Expectations

Every parent of a child who has autism wants their child to be the best that they can be; to achieve maximum outcome. But what does that mean? As a parent of a newly diagnosed child, should you expect...

Best playgrounds for kids with autism who are runners

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Indy's Special Child magazine, a limited edition publication dedicated to the families of children with special needs. In it you'll find helpful information and resources for your family, including the article...

Helping Kids on the Spectrum Adjust to a New Routine

Summer vacation, with its long days and seemingly endless unfilled hours, is the highlight of the year for many children. But for those kids who crave predictability, like many on the autism spectrum, it can be difficult to leave...

6 Ways I Wasn’t Prepared For A Special Needs Child

I am often called upon to meet with parents who have a newly diagnosed 2e child. 2e, or "Twice Exceptional" is a broad term for children who are academically Gifted, and also possess a secondary diagnosis: Learning Disorders (now...

Autism Early Intervention

Growing awareness about autism is fueling a push for earlier intervention aimed at shoring up deficits in a child’s brain development giving them a better chance to catch up. Children often aren’t officially diagnosed with autism until around age...

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