From information gathered from interviews and surveys, many parents expressed that hygiene issues are one of their biggest concerns. Children with autism sometimes experience a breakdown in understanding the importance of cleanliness. They do not automatically understand that if they don’t shower, germs may make...

The holidays can be an overwhelming and emotional time for anyone, let alone families and educators of children on the autism spectrum.  My grandmother used to say something that has stuck with me through the years.  Whenever I came to visit her, she would tell me,...

When your child gets home from school, and you ask her, “What did you do today?”, what is her usual response? Here are some common responses that parents often report: • Complete silence • “Huh?” • “Dunno.” • “I played.” • “I had lunch.” • “I can’t remember.” Do any of those examples...