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Individuals with ASD to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Rigidity, sensory sensitivities, coordination difficulties, and sleep dysfunction often go together with an autism diagnosis. They present their own challenges, but these symptoms can also put a child at risk for being overweight or obese and for diabetes or heart disease later as an adult. Although eating a balanced diet, getting enough exercise, and good…

Researchers call for the term ‘high functioning autism’

Summary: Researchers argue the term “high functioning autism” be abandoned by the scientific community as it is misleading and may create harmful expectations of abilities for children on the autism spectrum. “High functioning autism” is not a diagnostic term. The term is based on IQ assessments rather than functional assessments. While children with ASD may…

Getting Your Child with Aspergers or ADHD Involved in Social Events

Adolescence is a critical time for social development. Not all teens develop social skills at the same pace. Those with Asperger’s Syndrome or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may have deficits that need to be addressed in order to enjoy the normal experiences of adolescence. One-way parents can help their teens develop important social skills…

Happy 4th of July

“This independence day brings forth new hope to make our tomorrows most beautiful and cherished. Wishing everyone a thrilled 4th of July.”  

Kids with Special Needs Can Celebrate Independence This 4th of July

July 4th tends to be a quiet holiday in our house. Because of my son Liam, a non-verbal 7-year-old with autism, has many sensory issues, we avoid crowds, loud noises, parades, and festivals. He hasn’t seen fireworks since he was a baby because of his strict bedtime routine, and his compulsion to taste most everything…

How ABLE Accounts Support Special-Needs Children and Their Families

How ABLE Accounts Support Special-Needs Children and Their Families Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Featured Topics, Intellectual Disability, Money, Muscular Dystrophy admin BY Dawn Doebler, MBA, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, Senior Wealth Advisor ABLE accounts are an important planning tool alongside more-traditional techniques such as special-needs trusts. One financial challenge that many families with…