Sending a special needs child to school is hard enough, but when you can’t control the unexpected, it’s even more stressful. One of the most difficult experiences for a child on the autism spectrum to handle is a lockdown drill, yet they are becoming far more prevalent in American schools. For parents and educators, the
A mother is her child’s biggest advocate. What parent isn’t a staunch supporter of their child? Disability or not, every parent fights for their child’s well-being and safety. However, these words carry more weight when that parents has a child with autism. There are unique challenges to parents of special needs children, and it can
Parenting is an impressive balancing act. Between school, extracurriculars, sports, and whatever else kids are busy doing, it can be hard for parents to handle it. Add on the extra stress of a child with special needs, and parents are often left wondering how they are still left standing at the end of each day.
Risk development is important to any child, regardless of the other challenges that they may struggle with. Of course, for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it can be a little harder to take that necessary step back. Worrying is normal, but children with autism crave the satisfaction of independence just like any
Kathy Gilray is the mother of a 15-year-old girl with Asperger’s Syndrome from Texas. On Aug 17th, 2015, around 4:10 in the afternoon, her daughter was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. “I am convinced her AngelSense device saved her life,” Kathy says. Kathy had tried other monitoring devices for her daughter to help keep her safe
Swimming is a favorite summer activity, but if you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), there are extra dangers that need your attention. Children with autism are more likely to wander, and in those cases, they are often drawn to water. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children with autism, and
According to the latest data available, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children has increased 15%, from 1 in 68 to 1 in 59, according to a new report from the Center for Disease Control released April 2018. Among boys, the prevalence of ASD is 1 in 37 Among girls the prevalence of
It is easy to see why many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are captivated by water. The number of stimuli associated with water hits all the senses! The feel of water, the sounds of waves and splashes, the visuals of light reflecting off the surface, and even the smell can all be so enticing.