An outing to the movies may be something many in the autism community struggle with, but not this year! AMC Theaters is hosting it’s annual Sensory Friendly Films Program beginning on May 30th. Check it out!
Going to the dentist can be an overwhelming experience for special needs children, especially those with sensory issues. When a child displays symptoms of a sensory processing disorder, bright lights, loud noises, tastes and smells can cause feelings of anxiety at the dentist. I have been practicing family dentistry for 17 years and have discovered… Read More »
To close out Autism Awareness Month, we are excited to welcome our first ever guest blogger, Victoria Rusay. Victoria is a Levittown, PA-based mom of two. Her older child, Eliza (age 4) was diagnosed with non-verbal autism 2 1/2 years ago. Here, Victoria shares how Eliza’s diagnosis has put into perspective what really matters. … Read More »
Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can be stress-inducing, but come with the territory in school-based therapy. There are a number of articles and checklists for parents on IEP meeting preparation – but not much information on how therapists and special education teachers can appropriately interact with parents who object to information, treatment proposals or methodologies. In his widely-read… Read More »