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10 Tips To Help Kids With Autism Cope With Divorce

I don’t think anybody gets into a marriage with the intentions of eventually getting divorced. I believe that every couple who gets married truly thinks ‘until death do us part’. But, what happens afterwards that ultimately leads to the breakdown of the marriage is everyone’s own personal story. The true casualties are the children involved.…

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Seven Parent-Approved Games Your Teens Should Be Playing

The first question most parents ask when it comes to teens and video games is whether the game is appropriate. Video games are often stereotyped as violent, but more and more of them are challenging that old association. Many games feature complex, nuanced storytelling. They educate players about important topics like free will, gender politics and self-expression, and teach skills like improved visual processing, problem solving and fortitude. A growing amount of research shows that …

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How an Earnings Chart Can Help Children With Special Needs

Do any of you use some sort of “earnings chart” for your child on the autism spectrum? Back when our child received DTT services 14 hours a week in our home, his DTT supervisor encouraged us to begin to use a behavioral earnings chart. During this time, our child was having too many tantrums and/or issues with compliance. Often, he would have these problems in relation to not getting a preferred item.