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2 Great tools for Autism Awareness Month

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April is Autism Awareness Month, and actor and advocate Holly Robinson Peete is helping to highlight this special month with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s global children’s literacy program Storyline Online®. Known for her roles in television classics including 21 Jump Street, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper and For Your Love, Robinson Peete is also a bestselling author and proud spokesperson for autism…

Carlie Parkinson

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Occupational Therapy: Helping children learn to play

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If you thought occupational therapy was just rehabilitation programs and exercises for adults in recovery from workplace or sports injuries, then think again. Occupational therapy (or OT for short) is a catch-all term for treatment strategies to help people of all ages overcome challenges, (physical or mental) to live as independently as possible. But did…

Nic Enright-Morin

Occupational Therapist and child

Top 10 Things to Think About When Dealing with a

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Eye contact: Some people with autism struggle with making eye contact. This does not mean the person is not listening or attentive. Use your senses: people with autism often communicate in nonverbal ways. Some use pictures, exchange boards, or other ways. So observe and listen. Take time: Give the person a moment to process. Keep…

Carlie Parkinson

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