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How To Help Regulate Emotions During A Pandemic

Supporting children, young adults, and adults with an autism spectrum disorder or ASD can be challenging for families and caregivers. This is especially true when events cause major upheavals to an individual’s schedule. Over the past number of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions. Few have been left untouched or unaffected… Continue reading How To Help Regulate Emotions During A Pandemic

Keeping Kids Connected To Loved Ones Online

Millions of children and young people have had their lives changed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, both private and public schools have had to change their attendance policy at nearly every level, moving much of their teaching online to a virtual learning environment. Some students have been able to adapt, while others have struggled.… Continue reading Keeping Kids Connected To Loved Ones Online

Challenges Of Holidays For Children With Autism

As the holidays get closer, many families are faced with finding ways to prepare themselves. When a family member or members has an autism spectrum disorder (or ASD), the holiday season can be difficult. Becoming aware of the holiday challenges for children with autism is the first step in learning how to accommodate your family… Continue reading Challenges Of Holidays For Children With Autism

5 Autism Parenting Tips

Autism spectrum disorder or ASD covers a wide range of behaviors. ASD can cause issues with communication, anxiety, social interaction, and repetitive behaviors. This can make parenting children diagnosed with autism a challenge. Ascend Autism understands that every child with ASD has unique needs requiring support geared specifically to them. However, some broad autism parenting… Continue reading 5 Autism Parenting Tips

5 Sensory Activities for Children With Autism

Children with autism have unique ways of interacting with the world around them. Part of the challenge of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is helping children manage how the world impacts them. Finding and designing activities for children with autism helps them do this. Learning through play is very effective to teach new skills to children… Continue reading 5 Sensory Activities for Children With Autism

Support for Autism Caregivers

With 1 in every 54 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there are countless parents and caregivers that find themselves facing new challenges at almost every hour of the day. This can lead to exhaustion and excessive stress. Thus, there needs to be support for autism caregivers, as well as those diagnosed with ASD.… Continue reading Support for Autism Caregivers

5 Tips to Be Prepared for Thanksgiving

Believe it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner! Many look forward to this time of the year by taking time to express thankfulness while enjoying a meal with loved ones that come from near and far. It makes sense that many families have waited with anticipation all year for this, but… Continue reading 5 Tips to Be Prepared for Thanksgiving