Following a diagnosis of autism, most families are recommended to start some kind of intervention for their child. Here’s a quick summary of the essentials. Dietary Intervention Just a few years ago, much of the medical establishment would have quickly told you that dietary intervention has no effect on children with Autism. Oh, how times […]
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pain into purpose
Accepting your child’s diagnosis can be quite a significant hurdle to jump. But more parents are taking Yogi Berra’s famous advice: “when you come to the fork in the road… take it.” As parents of ASD kids, our stresses and concerns are undoubtedly as different and unique as the many, many degrees of the spectrum. But […]
mind full… or mindful?
When your child has just been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder… or even if you’re further along the journey and someone suggests you take time out for yourself… many of us are screaming on the inside “oh yeah! WHERE do I fit that in?” With children on the spectrum, even the thought of Meditation […]
caring for the carer
Whether it’s due to obsessive habits, oppositional behaviours, delayed speech, hyperactivity, non-responsiveness, selective eating, sleep problems, digestive issues, seizures… or trying to reconcile the ambiguity of what lies ahead – it’s safe to say that most ASD parents know what it is to be on high alert. According to a government review (Roberts & Prior […]