The 17 Best Toys for Kids with Autism

For every child, toys have a universal purpose––play. While it may seem like some toys are more valuable than others, it really depends on your approach; learning toys may offer more opportunity to expand the horizons of your child’s academic ability, but toys...

Exploring The Best Children’s Books About Autism

Around 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Since autism is so common, there’s a good chance that you or your child knows someone on the spectrum.  Your child might have questions about what exactly ASD is and how it can impact...

How to Recognize Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers

Recognizing early signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD)  can lead to early diagnosis, intervention, and long-term positive results. In some kids, signs of autism are recognizable as early as infancy. Other kids may not show noticeable early warning...
5 Sensory Activities for Children with Autism

5 Sensory Activities for Children with Autism

Children on the autism spectrum sometimes have difficulty interpreting and responding to their sensory experiences. This can result in an over-response to some sensations and an under-response to others. Sounds, textures, sights, tastes, and smells can have a powerful...

Harrison’s Story

Harrison is a 20-year-old college student who lives in the Eastern United States with his parents. He has a sister and brother who are older and living on their own. Harrison’s mother, Louise, describes him as very intelligent, funny, friendly, and engaging. Harrison...

Brooke’s Story

Brooke is a clinician in the Northwest United States who provides individual counseling to children and adults. Brooke’s practice has clinicians who usually have sessions with their clients once a week, and behavioral health specialists who are available to see...

Emmett’s Story

Emmett, an 11-year-old, lives in the midwestern U.S. with his dad Rob and his older brothers Elliott and Gavin. Emmett is a great problem-solver with a brilliant mind. His dad describes him as “so articulate you wouldn’t know he’s 11. He sounds twice his age.” Emmett...

Mightier as a Treatment Option for Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects between 1% and 2% of the U.S. population.1 ASD symptoms and behaviors vary, though symptom sets typically include communication impairments, social interaction challenges, and restricted and...