April is traditionally dedicated to the subject of autism. In the past, the phrase “Autism Awareness Month” was used in connection with this month, but Tom Flis, behavioral services manager at Sheppard Pratt, says that a current movement is aimed at focusing on autism acceptance. Learn more about the significance …Read More »
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Benefits of Early Diagnosis for Children on the Autism Spectrum How can early diagnosis of ASD and access to care help kids on the spectrum achieve their potential?
During Maya’s* first birthday celebration, her mother knew something was different. “We were singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ and she had such a blank stare. In that moment, I knew something was off,” recalls Elizabeth Chaillou, who perhaps had special insight into typical childhood milestones given that Maya is the youngest …Read More »
How to Create a Sensory-friendly Haircut Experience
Going to get a haircut for the first time can be a scary experience for kids, but the fear tends to subside with more visits. The same cannot be said, however, for neurodivergent kids, who have unique sensitivities that make any visit to the salon or barber a challenge. Being …Read More »