Autism

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...

Making a Splash on the Spectrum

If you have a young child, you understand the importance of water safety and learning to swim. The moment a child can get out of the water on their own is the moment a parent can begin to take...

Including All in the Fun

We all have different abilities. Too often, focus is placed on what we can’t do. At Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) we believe in shifting the focus to what we can do. By focusing on and celebrating abilities,...

Handling Public Meltdowns

“Imagine being in line at Target with two people in front of you and three people behind you. You’re stuck in that weird spot where you can’t really move forward or backward, and your child’s last nerve just snapped....

Burn Off That Energy!

Indiana weather is always changing, but all parents can predict at least part of the cold weather forecast – cooped up kids with a chance of meltdowns. Burning off enough energy in the winter months can be a challenge for...

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Participates in Largest Autism Study Ever

"I wanted to help other families," says Amy McKeown-Boyne. "That's why we signed up for SPARK." SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge) is a national autism research initiative to investigate the genetic component to autism. The goal of...

Supporting Families of Children with Autism During the Holidays

Let’s face it: Holidays can be hard for parents. While the idea of relaxing and reconnecting with family sounds great, the reality of upending a child’s daily routine, spending time traveling and facing uncertain bedtimes can often seem like...

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