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How Close-Ended Activities Improve Attention in Children with Autism

“Jason? Please sit down. Jason...? I need you to…Jason, please sit down." Photo Credit: friesen4 How Close-Ended Activities Can Improve Attention in Children with Autism According to Autism Speaks, a well-known American autism advocacy...

Lightening Round Interview 5: Autism and Sensory Needs

Lightening Round Interview 5: Autism and Sensory Needs Welcome to another installment of Lightening Round Interviews. For these interviews, I speak with experts in various professions related to speech language pathology and early childhood...

Autism: A Mother’s Quest to Spread Empathy and Acceptance

Autism: A Mother's Quest to Spread Empathy and Acceptance From Left: Sharon, Tara, Dana, and Marvin. In the earlier post, I introduced you to the fantastic book series, Starabella. Now, it’s my pleasure to “present” Sharon Fialco,...

Autism and Acceptance: The Starabella Book Series

Autism and Acceptance: The Starabella Book Series Unique. Engaging. Heart-Warming. Relevant. Needed. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think about the exceptional book series, Starabella.  In honor of Autism awareness...

Increasing Attention in Children with Autism

Tips for Increasing Attention in Children with Autism I was listening to a friend's story when all of a sudden I heard Will Smith's song, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It", playing in the background. Immediately I began to reminisce about high school and...