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Nurturing Sibling Play When One Child is on the Spectrum

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.
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Helping Kids on the Spectrum Overcome Food Selectivity

Gateway works with families to address skill deficits and leverage reinforcement-based techniques.

Tips for Improving Attention of Children With Autism

The owner of the Farmington Hills-based Spark Center for Autism offers five ways families can help.

Helping Kids With Autism Cope With Schedule Disruptions

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.

Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center are Sensory Certified

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.

Kids Services at Hope Network Center for Autism in Livonia

The former location of Ladywood High school is transforming into Hope Center for Autism in Livonia, where kids will receive a variety of services.

Turning Negatives Into Positives When Interacting With Kids on the Spectrum

The Clinical Director of Gateway Pediatric Therapy's Lansing clinic discusses how celebrating daily victories and adopting a "giver mindset" helps set expectations.

5 Ways to Support Kids With Autism

When a child with autism needs support, where can families turn for help? Here, two experts from Harbor Oaks Hospital in New Baltimore offer insight and advice.

Building a Sensory Toolkit for Children with Autism

Katie Fisher, an occupational therapist with Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center in Novi, offers insight and advice for parents.
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Fidget Toys for Older Kids With Autism and Sensory Challenges

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.

Helping Kids With Autism Navigate School

Open communication and collaboration can smooth the way for success. Here, the Vice President of Clinical Operations at Gateway Pediatric Therapy's Sterling Heights clinic offers insight.

How Art Therapy Benefits Kids With Autism and Special Needs

Here, Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center's Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) weighs in on its importance.