What is an Autism School and How Can it Help My Child?
Research has indicated that students with autism can make progress on educational and social goals within inclusion classrooms. While both public and autism-focused schools can provide assistance for your child, there are a few important things to consider prior to making the decision of where to enroll your child. According to the National Research Council […]
Being a teenager brings along waves of emotions, puberty, and social desires. School is not only used for education, but is often a playground for peers to experience friendships, break-ups, and the developmental changes of growing up. The need to fit in is on each teen’s mind. During their formative years, adolescents are learning which […]
Friendships are for Everyone: Helping Teens On The Spectrum Build Social Skills
For any teenager, developing social skills is an important part of overall development. Adolescence is a time for fostering independence and creating new friendships. For teens on the autism spectrum, the development of communication skills is especially important. Typically, teens on the spectrum are not loners by choice. As children grow towards adolescents, there is […]
Many parents of teens are used to the sound of slammed doors or raised voices. Teen boys especially tend to fall back on anger when they are feeling emotionally confused or overwhelmed. Experiencing and expressing a full range of emotions is healthy, and experiencing anger is completely normal. It’s when that anger begins to dominate […]
Why Social Skills Group Activities Matter for Kids
In order to function successfully and independently in society, children must learn important social skills such as teamwork, cooperation, following directions, and self-control. In order to develop these essential skills, kids must be given ample opportunity to engage in social interaction and activities. Why social activities are important and how they help kids grow Engaging […]