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Paris Askate Skateboarding event invites Autistic children to try a new sport
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Paris Askate Skateboarding event invites Autistic children to try a new sport

We all know that sport and exercise is good for body, mind and soul, and having Autism or an ASD diagnosis should not stand in the way of a child, or adult having fun, branching out and doing something different. Last week we brought you the inspirational s...
TAGteach Learning for Children with Autism
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TAGteach Learning for Children with Autism

TAGteach is a form of clicker training that uses positive reinforcement to help break down new skills into several, manageable learning steps. TAG stands for Teaching with Acoustical Guidance. This program was originally used with gymnasts. If a gymnast h...
Children with ASD and shopping for the holidays
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Children with ASD and shopping for the holidays

As the holiday season approaches and families begin searching for gifts for loved ones, many families with children with autism wonder what they should purchase for their special needs children. Caring family and friends may also ask what they can offer your ...
Sign Language and Individuals with ASD
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Sign Language and Individuals with ASD

Adapted sign language can be a very valuable tool when teaching non-verbals learners on the autism spectrum to communicate functionally. For non-verbal children on the autism spectrum, the signs that are put in place are « adapted signs » meaning they are ba...
Children with autism and managing Halloween treats
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Children with autism and managing Halloween treats

It is Halloween in two days and many children go trick-or-treating with the aim to collect as much candy as possible. This poses several risks for children on the autism spectrum and leads parents to wonder how they can offer their children a fun and healthy...
Children with ASD and Dressing Up for Halloween
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Children with ASD and Dressing Up for Halloween

Parents of children with autism often want their children to take part in the Halloween tradition along with their neuro typical peers. According to one typically developing five year old I interviewed named Kate, « Halloween is the best holiday of the year ! ...
Helping Individuals with Autism Communicate Using Sign Language
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Helping Individuals with Autism Communicate Using Sign Language

This is the first in a series about using sign language to  help individuals with autism communicate functionally. A characteristic feature of an autism diagnosis is impaired functional communication. Children with autism often develop language later an...
ASkate Skateboarding Event for Children with Autism in Paris
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ASkate Skateboarding Event for Children with Autism in Paris

Music blared and families were everywhere with their children eagerly awaiting their turn to hop on a skateboard at the Askate skateboarding event at the Vans Showdown in Parc de la Vilette on August 31. After speaking  with founder Crys Worley, Autism News...
Back to School: Autism and the Benefits of Visual Schedules
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Back to School: Autism and the Benefits of Visual Schedules

School has now started and children are adjusting to their new classrooms and new classroom routines for the past few weeks. This is an exciting and challenging time for all children. It may be particularly challenging for children on the autism spectrum. The ...
Helping Children with Autism Learn to Eat with Tom Caffrey
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Helping Children with Autism Learn to Eat with Tom Caffrey

Tom Caffrey, M.Ed, BCBA, international trainer and speaker and founder and director of VBN Training, has created a series of video training modules to help parents and professionals overcome the daily behavioral challenges children with autism and their fa...