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Post-High School Options for Adults with Autism in Arizona

Post-High School Options for Adults with Autism in Arizona

As a parent of a child with autism or other exceptionalities, you’re probably asking yourself: what happens after high school graduation? Before we get into that, did you know... There are 50,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that turn 18 each year in the United States. Because there are still a lot of questions left unanswered about the causes of the condition, research has been primarily focused on the earlier years of children’s development versus adulthood.  However, a recent study tracked young adults with autism over their first six years after high school. Here’s what the results found for youth with ASD...

Autism Blogs: Our Top Picks

Autism Blogs: Our Top Picks

We've narrowed down our list of favorite blogs to our top selections. The following list of blogs are written by people who either have autism or other exceptionalities share their personal journeys, or parents share their stories of navigating the daily ups and downs of being a parent of an autistic or exceptional child. We hope you'll find them as inspirational, informative, and entertaining as we do!

Post-High School Options for Adults with Autism in Arizona

Post-High School Options for Adults with Autism in Arizona

As a parent of a child with autism or other exceptionalities, you’re probably asking yourself: what happens after high school graduation? Before we get into that, did you know... There are 50,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that turn 18 each year in the United States. Because there are still a lot of questions left unanswered about the causes of the condition, research has been primarily focused on the earlier years of children’s development versus adulthood.  However, a recent study tracked young adults with autism over their first six years after high school. Here’s what the results found for youth with ASD...

How Physical Activity Benefits Students with Autism or Other Exceptionalities

How Physical Activity Benefits Students with Autism or Other Exceptionalities

It is generally widely accepted that there is a positive correlation between physical activity and academic performance. However, it has become more evident that it's more important than ever for children with learning disabilities to exercise! Research has shown that children with learning disabilities have less developed gross motor skills, therefore they must work harder than children without learning disabilities to accomplish similar results.

Great Resources for Parents of Children with Autism & Other Exceptionalities

Great Resources for Parents of Children with Autism & Other Exceptionalities

Recently we received an email from a parent who is part of an organization called Caring4OurKids, made for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a few comorbid diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. She was kind enough to provide us with a list of resources which parents in this organization have found very helpful. We thought we’d share with you too!

Considerations before selecting a school for your autistic or special needs child

Considerations before selecting a school for your autistic or special needs child

Your child spends most of their time in school, surrounded by individuals who directly influence their well-being – teachers and fellow students alike. That is why it’s incredibly important to choose the right school for your child. You know that it is essential that your child with autism or other special needs receives a comprehensive education,  hones their social skills, and are given the opportunity to thrive, but how do you find the right school that can bring all of these aspects together?