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Dec
29
Tips To A Sensory-Friendly New Year's Eve
By Mike Camunas

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Ring in the new year with fun and less worry.

Many people celebrate ringing in the new year differently at midnight on New Year's Eve. Most shoot off or look at fireworks, while many others have parties to watch the ball drop then party into the morning hours. But not everyone can do that, especially those with autism or sensory processing disorder.


Aug
13
Back to School Tips For Children With Autism
By Julius Odtojan

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08
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May
01
How to Handle Feeding Difficulties
By Beverly Resurreccion

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Mar
22
Tips for Bringing a Child with Autism to a Restaurant
By Beverly Resurreccion

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Mar
14
How to Prepare a Child with Autism to Leave the House
By Julius Odtojan

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Jan
04
Jul
20
Parents of Children with Special Needs Fear Police Misunderstandings
By Julius Odtojan

Phil Buck, WTSP

VIDEO INTERVIEW

TAMPA, Fla (WTSP) – Video released this week of a North Miami Police officer’s shooting a behavioral therapist while working with someone with autism sent a wave of fear throughout the special needs community.

Families across the country have had what are often difficult discussions with their kids about how to act around police in recent weeks after law enforcement shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota, but for people with autism and other special needs those conversations can be even more difficult.

“We, the parents of children with special needs, we’re afraid,” said Yadira Calderon, whose daughter has autism and is writing a book on helping society be more educated and accep...


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