Each year there are a growing number of children with Autism diagnosed in this country. In fact, recent findings have stated that 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. That is an increase from just a couple years ago of 1 and 88 children.
There are many reasons why children are being diagnosed more and more with Autism. People are definitely much more aware of Autism then they were just a few years ago.
April is also Autism Awareness month. I wanted to gather some resources and ideas for parents of children with Autism to help spread awareness this month. Below you will find resources that I have written here on the blog, along with many others from other blogging friends.
What is Autism?
Last year for Autism Awareness Month, I did a 4 part series on What is Autism. You can find all the posts and what I covered in that series here:
What is Autism? – A Mom's Perspective : This is a guest post by a fellow blogger friend who also happens to be the mother of a daughter on the Autism Spectrum.
Life with Asperger's – A Series from His Mercy Is New
Autism Is… Series – Jennifer A Janes
From Parents for Parents of Children with Autism
My Autism Puzzle Piece – Many Hats Mommy
Day of Remembrance For Children Who Lost Their Lives After Wandering – Journey Outside My Box
When Your Son is Out of Control – The MOB Society (written by Latoya Edwards)
Coping with Aspergers – The Peaceful Mom
5 Things to Know About the Mother of a Child with Autism – Journey Outside My Box
Autism Is Not All About the Negative – Jennifer A. Janes
My Son is My Superhero – LaToya Edwards
20 Quotes to Encourage Special Needs Moms & Dads – Quotes Gratitude
Homeschooling Our Child with Autism – Meet Penny
Aspergers, Homeschool and the Battle of Wills – Raising Soldiers for Christ
Resources for Parents of Children with Autism
Yoga for Children with Special Needs – LaToya Edwards
Children's Books About Autism – Growing Book By Book
Essential Oils for Autism – Meet Penny
Books for Children with Autism – Meet Penny
Making the Choice to Medicate Your Child – The Chaos And The Clutter
Sensory Issues and Autism
Is it Behavior? Or Is It Sensory? – Golden Reflections Blog
Aspergers Sensory Issues – The Peaceful Mom
What is Sensory Processing Disorder? – Lemon Lime Adventures
100 Sensory Activities – Lemon Lime Adventures
Surviving Public Bathroom with a Child with Sensory Issues – The Chaos And The Clutter
Over Christmas, I got together with 4 other special needs bloggers and we wrote a post about dealing with sensory meltdowns over the holidays. These tips are great for anytime though, not just holidays!
You can also follow my 3 Pinterest boards for even more ideas (Occupational Therapy Tips, OT Tips from GRB, and Homeschooling Special Needs).
Little Boy & Girl Graphic used from: MyCuteGraphics.com