Autism

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...

BACA Bolt for Autism 5K

Bring your friends & family and join us for the 5th Annual BACA Bolt for Autism 5K. This professionally timed event, hosted by the Behavior...

On the Same Page

Occupational therapists. Physical therapists. Speech therapists. Teachers and resource staff. For parents of children with special needs, it can be a full-time job keeping up...

Helping Friends and Family Understand Autism 

 “He doesn’t look autistic to me.” “Don’t worry, she’ll grow out of it.” “Why won’t he just eat what everyone else is having?” “She’s...

Becoming an Adoptive Family

 Every day, families are growing through adoption. Nearly 120,000 children* are adopted each year, and in any number of ways – through private agencies,...

Managing Halloween for Children with Autism

Dressing up. Going door to door. Counting candy. There is no other holiday quite like Halloween. But for some, the spontaneity of the night...

Helping Children With Autism Make Friends

Learning how to make friends is often one of the trickiest parts of childhood, and it can be especially difficult for those with autism...

Autism and Wandering

We don’t often consider autism to be a fatal condition, yet studies have shown the mortality rate among those on the spectrum is nearly...

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation to Offer Sensory-Friendly Activities this Summer

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) will offer a variety of sensory-friendly programs this summer. These programs are modified for individuals who have sensory...

Talking with Your Child About an Autism Diagnosis

A conversation with your child about a developmental disability is a complex and sensitive subject, requiring significant consideration and planning. It’s no surprise that...

Time for a Trim?

From loud hair dryers, to the clicking of clippers, strong chemical smells and the challenge of sitting still, a trip to the hair salon...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Managing Halloween for Children with Autism

Dressing up. Going door to door. Counting candy. There is no other holiday quite like Halloween. But for some, the spontaneity of the night...

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...

Paving the Way for a Successful School Experience

Every parent wants their child to succeed in school. The definition of success may differ from parent to parent, but most would agree that...

Autism and Diet

  Gluten. Dairy. Soy. Sugar. It seems like everyone is cutting something from their diets these days. But for a growing number of families of...

Establishing Positive Teacher Relationships

As kids head back to school, parents have their own learning curve to navigate when it comes to forging a solid relationship with their...

Establishing Positive Teacher Relationships

As kids head back to school, parents have their own learning curve to navigate when it comes to forging a solid relationship with their...

BACA Bolt for Autism

Bring your friends & family and join us for the 3rd Annual BACA Bolt for Autism 5K. This professionally timed event, hosted by The...

Toilet Training Children with Autism

Let’s face it: toilet training is one of the trickiest parts of early parenting. This is especially true for families of children on the autism spectrum,...

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