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.
Hitting or biting can take the place of using words to express needs and wants, particularly for children with autism. Here, two experts from A&C Behavioral Solutions in Livonia offer advice for improving behaviors.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released groundbreaking new autism guidelines. Pediatricians are now urged to provide a clinical diagnosis, which results in early intervention and better outcomes for kids. Here, the experts at Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center weigh in on what it means for families.