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Autism Charities: Far More Unique than You Realized

Autism Charities: Far More Unique than You Realized

What comes to mind when you think of autism charities? Activism, raising awareness, research, support? Yes, many do provide those necessary services. But there are many more diverse and unique autism charities representing many different abilities and needs across the spectrum. For example, did you know that there is a charity that provides service dogs […]
How much do you really know about the Autism Puzzle Piece?

How much do you really know about the Autism Puzzle Piece?

We’d all like to think we’re experts on the Autism Puzzle Piece, but how much do we really know? The answer might shock you. Created in 1963 by the National Autism Society, the puzzle piece logo has become the international symbol for the Autistic community. They chose the puzzle piece logo because it didn’t resemble any […]
Autism Service Dogs — Autism Licking Good

Autism Service Dogs — Autism Licking Good

There have been so many recent studies linking the positive effect of animals in general to the socialization and anxiety often accompanying those on the Autism Spectrum. It seems that dogs, however, win the lottery when it comes to servicing the needs of our most sensitive and gifted children. Autism Service Dogs go far beyond […]
What to Say When Asked about Your Autism Puzzle Piece

What to Say When Asked about Your Autism Puzzle Piece

One can easily find the autism puzzle piece as a necklace, printed on mugs, in tattoos, or on car windows or bumpers. These symbols serve to raise awareness, show support, and connect with others sporting a similar emblem. When someone mentions your puzzle piece, however, at times it can be difficult to know exactly how […]
4 Diverse Autism Charities that Deserve Your Support

4 Diverse Autism Charities that Deserve Your Support

On April 2nd Autism Awareness Day covered social media with colorful puzzle pieces. We liked and share pithy posts and watched news specials. Beside that one day of awareness, however, most of us forget the puzzle by April 5th – distracted by current events and upcoming summer activities. Meanwhile those affected by Autism continue the […]
Considerations for Babysitting a Child With Autism

Considerations for Babysitting a Child With Autism

Even if your family isn’t directly impacted by autism, autism affects enough people that, statistically, you will have the opportunity to interact with someone on the autism spectrum. The more you know about autism, the more you can help make your interactions positive. For example, would you be comfortable babysitting a child with autism? Here […]
Protecting Paws: Autism Service Dogs In The Family

Protecting Paws: Autism Service Dogs In The Family

Autism Service Dogs are specially trained to assist an autistic child with a variety of skills, including safety, sensory, and social skills to more effectively explore their world. These dogs become part of the family and provide support in a surprising number of ways. Safety Skills One of the behaviors common to autistic children is not […]
Autism Puzzle Piece – a Mother’s Perspective

Autism Puzzle Piece – a Mother’s Perspective

Recently a post came through from a customer and we wanted to share it with you. Yesterday a good friend sent an email with an award her daughter had won at school. It was a logo of the autism puzzle piece. Since April is Autism awareness month, this symbol has profound meaning to so many […]
The Autism Puzzle Piece

The Autism Puzzle Piece

April is Autism awareness month and everywhere you look, puzzle pieces are being proudly displayed in support of the autistic community. The autism puzzle piece has become internationally recognized as a symbol representing the autistic community. The autism puzzle piece was first used as a logo for the National Autistic Society in London and was […]
Risks associated with autism wandering are a real fear for many parents

Risks associated with autism wandering are a real fear for many parents

Parents have many fears when they receive a diagnosis that their child has autism. With the prevalence of autism diagnoses increasing 6-15 percent every year, making it the fastest growing developmental disability, these fears are becoming realities for more and more parents every day. One of the most concerning fears is autism wandering. There are […]
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