With COVID-19 social distancing, siblings are sometimes the only playmate kids have. How can you help children with autism play with their neurotypical siblings? The experts at Gateway Pediatric Therapy have advice.
Gateway works with families to address skill deficits and leverage reinforcement-based techniques.
The owner of the Farmington Hills-based Spark Center for Autism offers five ways families can help.
Both young and old are struggling with the changes in day-to-day life brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but for children on the autism spectrum, this new way of life can cause some serious issues. Here, the owner and director of the Spark Center for Autism offers advice.
Zoo experiences for kids with special needs are in better reach since the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak and Belle Isle Nature Center in Detroit became sensory certified.
The former location of Ladywood High school is transforming into Hope Center for Autism in Livonia, where kids will receive a variety of services.
The Clinical Director of Gateway Pediatric Therapy's Lansing clinic discusses how celebrating daily victories and adopting a "giver mindset" helps set expectations.
Katie Fisher, an occupational therapist with Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center in Novi, offers insight and advice for parents.
It can be tough to keep your mind on task when your body wants to stay in motion. These fidget toys for older kids help teens and tweens keep on track.
Here, Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center's Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) weighs in on its importance.