Dec 8, 2021

How to Plan for a Happy Holiday Break with a Child with Autism

Many of us equate holiday vacations with a much-needed hiatus from daily stressors. But a child with autism can have a very different perspective. “One of the core deficits of autism is restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped…

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Oct 26, 2021

How to Help Your Child Embrace Halloween

Now that Dr. Anthony Fauci has said it’s safe to trick-or-treat again, we can turn our attention to last-minute Halloween preparations. Costume? Check. Candy? Check. If you’re the parent of a child with autism, there are a…

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Jul 28, 2021

Detecting and Treating Mental Health Conditions in People with Autism

Those who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at a greater risk than most of developing a mental health disorder, which is referred to as a comorbid or co-occurring disorder. Prevalence rates vary widely, but some research…

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May 31, 2021

With Volunteering, Everyone Involved is Better Off

In running a local car show for two decades, Ed Ingle developed a specific set of skills that are worth their weight in gold to Potential Inc., a nonprofit in Newtown that works with people of all ages who have autism and other…

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