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Sensory-Friendly Events and Accessible Play in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Enjoy a fun day in a quieter and calmer atmosphere.

Tips on Enjoying Amusement Parks with Kids with Autism

Some theme parks, like Cedar Point, Kings Island and Michigan's Adventure, offer programs to help families of kids with autism. Learn about them and discover tips on how to prepare for your child's day.

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 Cope With Schedule Disruptions

The owner and director of the Spark Center for Autism offers advice on helping kids with autism cope with schedule disruptions caused by COVID-19.

What Should You Do if You Suspect Your Child Has Autism?

Kerry Peterson of Kaufman Children's Center in West Bloomfield offers advice.

The Autism Parent’s Bucket List

There's so much to experience in childhood, but autism can change the equation. Here, a mom offers her autism parent's bucket list of 41 wishes for her son.

Simple Tips to Build Rapport With Your Child With Autism

Brought to you by Gateway Pediatric Therapy

Fall Fine-Motor Activities to Strengthen Your Child’s Hands

Brought to you by Kaufman Children's Services

The Teal Pumpkin Project Raises Food Allergy Awareness on Halloween

Kids allergic to nuts, milk and more can look for pumpkins painted blue-green to find homes giving safe treats, thanks to The Teal Pumpkin Project.

Successful Transition from ABA Therapy to School

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Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Family Fun Things to Do At Home This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while you're staying safely at home with your family? Check out our list of fun online virtual events happening this weekend — and any time!

10 Examples of Patriotism That Parents Should Teach Their Kids

What should American children know about our country, and how can parents instill patriotism for kids at their home? Teachers share these 10 examples of patriotism.

Cedar Point Hours, Ticket Cost, Rides and More

Here’s everything you need to know about making your yearly trip to America's Rockin' Roller Coast in 2021.

12 Categories of High School Cliques, Identified

A lot's changed since you ran with your friend crew. Research now finds 12 distinct high school cliques. Learn about them and where they rank in the hierarchy.