Workability and Autism What happens with a teenager with autism? Well, first they’re getting closer and closer to becoming adults. My son is only a year and a half away from eighteen. An adult. His first year in high school, as a freshman, we focused on the transition to high school. Getting comfortable. Adjusting to no longer having an aide and having a foreign … [Read more...] about Workability and Autism
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As New York’s fall Fashion Week closed down last week, parents nationwide wrapped up another September high-pressure fashion ritual: back to school shopping. Few parents would describe this particular custom as fun. But for those of us with plus-size kids, it can be especially excruciating. As parents, we want our kids to feel good about their bodies and appearance, no … [Read more...] about Body Image and Shopping With Your Teen
My son and I recently attended a group’s resource meeting. This localized group (it’s located in the “Foothills area of northern Los Angeles County) holds meetings once a month. These meetings have paid speakers who come to discuss a wide range of topics—from eating issues to genetics to floor time therapies. Being a member of this group, I have attended many meetings. This … [Read more...] about Young Adults with Autism Talk to Teenagers with Autism
While the holidays are a magical (albeit sometime stressful) time of year, they also tend to be an exercise in indulgence. Luckily there are fantastic apps for the Apple Watch that can help keep you in shape and others that can keep you grounded. 1. 7 Minute Workout - Seven minute workouts with coaching and visual cues right on your Apple Watch. 2. MyFitnessPal - Assists … [Read more...] about 10 Health and Fitness Apps for the Apple Watch
This is a guest post by Dr. Laura Nathanson, author of The Portable Pediatrician. Most of the parents I see know full well that breast milk is optimal for babies. But does that really outweigh other factors? What if the mother is returning to work at four, eight, twelve weeks? What if she has inverted nipples or has had breast surgery, and suspects or has been told nursing … [Read more...] about How Important Is It, Really, to Nurse?