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Apps for Autism

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (39)

It’s no secret that many individuals with Autism have an unbreakable attachment to technology. Tablets, computers, phones, and other devices serve as recreational outlets and learning tools. My brother and his tablet are inseparable! I'm sure that many of you who are reading this have a loved one who is attached to their tech tool in the same way. So why not use them to engage your child in learning? It's a win-win...they get to continue to interact with a tech too...

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What to do When Your Child is Diagnosed with a Disability

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (5494)

Finding out that your child has a disability is life-changing. If you have never worked with or cared for an individual with a disability, you may be flooded with questions and concerns. As a sibling of an awesome individual with Autism and a teacher and counselor of individuals with disabilities,  I have picked up a few tips for coping with the diagnosis of a disability. 

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Tips for Coping with Caregiver Stress

Posted on November 21, 2016 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (36)

 

Being a caregiver of an individual with a disability is a rewarding, yet difficult job! It can become stressful and overwhelming. Sometimes you just want to give up and other times you're upset with yourself for thinking about giving up. Below, I have listed coping skills for dealing with caregiver stress. Please take what you need and comment your thoughts!

 

Pray

 

Meditate

 

Hire an interim caregiver occasionally

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