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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

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) & Autism
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) & Autism

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is defined as the use of methods to replace or support verbal communication. AAC interventions include a wide range of systems from no technology (gestures, signs,) to low technology (communication board or wallet,) to high technology (speech generating devices.) Chris began using PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) at school and … Continue reading