A beautiful reminder from guest contributor, Autism Sparkles.
Here is a wonderful resource that can give you further information about whether or not your child may have autism.
Liz works as a pediatric social worker & was able to give some insight as to what she does on a daily basis & the many ways that social workers can help children & their families.
Free Printable Activity Book – “I Have Autism” A fun & meaningful activity to do together with your child.
Weighted Lap Blanket
Many children find weighted blankets calming; however, a full-size blanket can be overwhelming & expensive. This weighted lap blanket is a great solution! It is made with super soft minky fabric on one side & glow-in-the-dark star fabric on the other.
The blanket measures 20″ x 15″ & weighs about 3 pounds.
This product is made by Komfy Couture.
$36.99 (Free Shipping)
Front Door Sign
“Shhh… Please do not knock or ring bell. A sensitive child lives here. Have a nice day!”
A knock on the door or the sudden noise of the door bell ringing can startle our children & cause chaos in a moment. This sign is meant to be polite, yet straightforward to help keep things as peaceful as possible in your home.
*If you do not have a doorbell, we can change the wording on the sign. Simply indicate this in the notes section at checkout.
This product is made by The Cozy Cub.
$12.99 (Free Shipping)
Featured Contributor: Autism Sparkles
I am a mom, special needs advocate, and public school teacher who believes a child’s value is so much greater than grades or numbers on a score card. In these last seventeen years navigating this autism journey with my son, I have learned that who my boy is… is exactly who he is meant to be. The reason I love, rather than fear, autism, is I see the bigger picture and how it has blessed us with a bigger view of life and a deeper appreciation and affection for different.
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Featured Contributor: Liz Disterhoft, LICSW
Liz attended Bard College in New York & received her Masters in Social Work at Simmons College. She has worked in community health centers in Boston for the last eight years doing therapy with children, family, & adults. Liz uses a heartfelt & creative approach in her work, combining mindfulness techniques, trauma informed methods, & art. She is also a mom to two young children & enjoys painting, organic gardening, & hiking.