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...
If you’re a parent of a student with autism or other exceptionalities, you may be familiar with the term ESA (Education Savings Account.) This is government-authorized savings account which essentially works as a debit card which parents can use to pay for their student’s education. A portion of Arizona taxpayer dollars are allocated to ESA’s, helping parents of students with disabilities cover services approved by the state government, including private school tuition, fees and more.
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.
A man spent two years creating a video explaining autism in his spare time. The creator had one goal: understanding and tolerance of autism. This beautiful video shows children things from another child's perspective, and is a great way to explain autism to children that may not understand fully why autistic children are different.
We are all aware that hydration is important, especially here in Arizona. With temperatures heating up, it is even more prevalent that we stay hydrated to prevent injury.
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!
Parents, school is RIGHT around the corner! Here is a helpful guide to this school year. We recommend that you bookmark this page so you can easily access it at a later time.
It’s already mid-summer, and time to start thinking about the back to school transition. The routine changes are stressful enough as it is, so in order to make the transition as smooth as possible, we’ve put together a few tips.
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?