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In an era where a plethora of information, entertainment, and social interactions can be discovered at your fingertips, it’s common for teenagers to be glued to their phones, laptops, televisions, and tablets. It can be particularly appealing for teens with ASD to crave screen time because it can provide them a sense of comfort and […]

Learning disabilities is a term that covers a wide array of learning problems. A learning disability is not a reflection of a child’s intelligence or ability, but rather a difference in the way that they process and receive information. Common Learning Disorders in Preteens According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 7.1 million students […]

Parenting in general can be difficult, but parents of teens with autism deal with a unique set of challenges. When dealing with the struggles of behavioral issues with your teen, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Teens with autism may refuse or ignore requests, behave in socially inappropriate ways, like taking […]

We all want our teens to grow up and be healthy, happy, and successful in life. But success doesn’t necessarily mean making lots of money or being at the top of your field. Success means different things to different people, and for teens with autism, living an independent life can be the biggest success of […]

As parents, we want to see our children succeed and be happy. We understand that there will be challenges in life, but teens who struggle with making friends and understanding social cues may experience even more challenges around connecting with peers.  Why Teens with Autism Struggle with Social Skills Social skills are the rules, customs, […]

Change can be difficult for most people, but it is particularly challenging for people on the autism spectrum. Teens with autism typically appreciate the repetitive nature of a routine. Knowing what comes next can provide a sense of security and creates a sense of order. And while routine can be very beneficial for autistic teens, […]

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a very common diagnosis in teenagers, but there are a lot of stereotypes around ADHD. Children and teens with ADHD are often depicted as disruptive and unable to follow even simple distractions. Their stories are often tied into cautionary tales about Ritalin (a common drug prescribed for ADHD) and its potential […]

Parents of teens on the autism spectrum know how hard it is for their child to handle change. But the reality is change is not something we can protect them from. And while teens on the spectrum can thrive with schedules and routine, when it is time for change, there are tools you can use […]

Back to school time is usually filled with shopping lists, new clothes, and meeting new teachers and classmates. For many kids this can be an exciting time. But for others, especially teens on the Autism spectrum, back to school can be filled with anxiety and trepidation.  For teens on the Autism spectrum, change and new […]

ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. While it is common for teenagers to be distracted, teens struggling with ADHD do not grow out of this behavior, and symptoms can grow in severity over time. Treatment for teens […]