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Braces for a Child with Autism

How can my child with autism get braces? My son's dentist had been telling us for three years that my son might need braces. He suggested we take him to see an orthodontist. We finally went last fall. We asked around our autism community about orthodontists that work well with special needs kids. We got…

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Autism Parenting: Has Your Child Outgrown An Aide? (Part 2)

In my last blog, I discussed when to consider weaning off your autistic childs aide. I also mentioned how to begin the process.How do you begin the process?I believe the parents must meet with the entire the IEP team and discuss beginning the process of weaning off the school aide. Make sure to have a thorough plan in place by the end of the IEP meeting. This includes concrete strategies that can …