There’s still a lot we still don’t understand about autism and how it impacts a child’s brain. And while advances in science have given us better insight into the brain networks disrupted by the disorder, many questions still remain. This is perhaps why mainstream media continues to perpetuate stereotypes and misconceptions about the link between autism and genius.
Empowering the Special Needs Community
Some parents’ first instinct is to reach out to local law enforcement for a tracking solution to safeguard and/or recover their children in the event that they wander. The device I’ve heard parents speaking of in some cases is Project Lifesaver.
For many special needs parents, taking time out to breathe, reconnect and pamper themselves is a little known luxury. It’s easy and perhaps tempting to get caught up in the chaos of daily life where everything else is urgent except you. But you and your needs matter more than you may realize.
A trip to Disney World is a magical part of childhood, and something all kids should get to experience. Here are some tips for special needs parents thinking about taking their kids to the amusement park.
Here’s What You Can Do Now to Ensure Your Child With Down’s Syndrome Grows up to Be a Happy, Well-Adjusted Adult
Raising a child with Down’s Syndrome will change your life in remarkable ways. While overwhelming at times, for many parents it’s a rewarding and truly eye-opening experience filled with some of the most meaningful life lessons one can hope to learn. But it’s not always easy.
While autism may make life more difficult, it hasn’t stopped many from defying the odds, challenging misconceptions and living life boldly. These are the people we need to celebrate as they’re a powerful reminder of what’s possible. They teach us that no matter how tough things may be, we should never give up. Because if they can, others with autism can too!
I recall only too clearly my shock at hearing the news of yet another wandering tragedy. This time a 5-year old boy with autism who wandered from his family’s New Year’s Eve party only to be found two days later in the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania. Once again, we are reminded that more needs to be done to keep children with special needs safe.
With 2015 behind us, it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect and feel grateful for those moments that make it all worthwhile. AngelSense had an incredible year filled with many priceless moments. We remain committed to making the world a safer place for kids with special needs, and look forward to an even better 2016.
Finding toys to engage a child with autism can be challenging, but with a little patience and understanding you’ll soon see how rewarding this can be. The key is to be sensitive to your child’s unique sensory needs, and to choose toys accordingly.
The AngelSense community has put together 5 films to inspire, inform and remind you that though times may be tough, you’re not alone. Our hope is that these films will give you more insight into autism and what it means for your child. With enough empathy and understanding, one can only hope that more kids with autism will find their place in society.