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Please circulate the story/video by NBC Los Angeles to find the man and woman involved in an attack against my son, Christopher #chriswill #autism #autismawareness  http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Couple-Attacks-Boy-Autism-Photography-394668111.html Continue reading

Socialization in Autism- Nature, Nurture, AAT (Animal-Assisted Therapy)
Autism / Beatriz Fox / Special Needs / Uncategorized

Socialization in Autism- Nature, Nurture, AAT (Animal-Assisted Therapy)

On a recent summer vacation to New Orleans, one of the things our family did was take a Swamp Tour.  On our wait for the boat, my children saw dragonflies, for the first time in their lives.  Christopher, who is sometimes wheelchair-bound, and seemingly nonsocial,  felt the uncontrollable urge to get up and play with … Continue reading

Mall of America 
Autism / Autism Awareness / Beatriz Fox / Occupational Therapy / OT / Parenting / Sensory Integration Dysfunction / Special Needs / Speech Therapy / Uncategorized

Mall of America 

  The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota was an amazing multi-sensory vacation getaway.  From Nickelodeon Universe, who gave extra consideration to those with special needs by allowing a special entrance with no waiting, and provided a “rider” to accompany my child on rides… to Water Park of America by Mall of America and their cool … Continue reading

Pediatric Occupational Therapy
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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT) helps children with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability so they can become as independent as possible. OT can help improve cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills. Because a child’s main job is to play and learn,  Occupational Therapists can assess a child’s skill for playing, school performance, and daily activities, … Continue reading

Junior High to High School – Trouble with Transitions & Autism
Autism / Autism Awareness / Parenting

Junior High to High School – Trouble with Transitions & Autism

My son, Chris, just graduated from junior high school, in June.  He was very excited to hear the words, “high school;” however, thus far, it has brought about anxiety and regression.  To him, high school, may have meant new, fun times/friends.  In reality, going to high school means one gives up the playground to begin … Continue reading