Autism Resources

Sensory-Friendly Play POND Makes Theater Accessible for Kids

The University of Michigan and Michigan State University are teaming up to create sensory-friendly Play POND for kids, set to debut in summer 2020.
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Autism Behavior or Mental Health Symptom?

Children with autism can display symptoms that mirror those of other disorders, including ADHD and anxiety. Here, two experts from Harbor Oaks Hospital offer insight on the overlap.

Make Halloween Fun Your Own Way

An expert with Autism Home Support Services offers tips for enjoying Halloween with a child with sensory issues.

Nurturing Independence Among Visually Impaired Children on the Spectrum

During Blindness Awareness Month, Paula Baloga, Clinical Director at Gateway's Sterling Heights location, shines a spotlight on how Gateway Pediatric Therapy provides services for visually impaired children with autism spectrum disorder.

Building Independence in Kids With Autism

For a child with autism, learning self-care skills can be tough – but it is possible. The Spark Center for Autism offers some tips on how parents can help.

Helpful Tips for An Autism Evaluation

The diagnostic evaluation is a crucial component of determining an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Tyler Arban, Assistant Director of Diagnostic Services at Gateway Pediatric Therapy helps parents know what to expect and how to prepare.

Tips for Toilet Training a Child With Autism

Potty training is no picnic, and for parents of kids with autism spectrum disorder, it can be even more challenging. Here, a board-certified behavior analyst with Autism Home Support Services offers five tips for success.

Helping Teens With Autism Achieve Job Success

Holding a job can do wonders for self-esteem in teens with autism. Liz Elias, Gateway Pediatric Therapy's Assistant Clinical Director at the Bingham Farms clinic, shares her tips for setting your child up for the teenage years and beyond.

Genetics May be Biggest Risk Factor for Autism, Study Says

The results are significant: Genetics are the biggest risk factor for autism – a total 80 percent risk. Here's what research in five countries found.

Planning Summer Fun for Your Child With Autism and the Whole Family

From dining out as a family to enjoying community outings, summer offers countless opportunities for fun. For families who have a child with autism, these outings may require more advanced planning. One of Gateway Pediatric Therapy’s board-certified behavior analysts, Stephanie Sweebe, shares her advice.

Consistency is Critical for Kids With Autism

A structured schedule contributes to the success of a child with autism. Learn why and how you can better create consistency for your kid at home.

Tips For Toilet Training a Child on the Spectrum

Parents can achieve toilet training success with any child. Discover how with five tips from Lauren Lobbestael, Clinical Director of Gateway Pediatric Therapy's Dearborn location.