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"A GIANT plateful of brownies and just enough milk" - Why I'm Thankful

From left to right:  Peter, Ben, Laura, and Josh Perisin

Revised Recruitment Age Change -- Research Study for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

by Jessy | Nov 22, 2016 | autism, behavior, blog, diet, parents, research, Uncategorized |

Recruiting Children (2-7 years) Newly Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for a Research Study on How Diet Affects the Gut Bacteria and Behavior in ASD 

Why I'm Thankful - from a mom of autism

As we are fast approaching Thanksgiving, it seems an apt time to step back and think about what we're thankful for. Like we did for our Father's Day series,  we reached out to some of our AHSS team members and asked them to share what they're...

Crash course on autism for your family & friends - Holiday Edition

Drew & his sister, 2005

Winter is Coming - Transition Tips for Children with Autism

The weather outside is getting cooler which means hot chocolate, family gatherings, and snow; but for children with autism, it also means a change in activities and clothing that they have been comfortable with for the last several months....

5th Annual Special Needs Holiday Event - Autism Family Foundation

by Jessy | Oct 27, 2016 | autism, blog, events, holiday, nonprofit, special needs |

Autism Family Foundation (AFF) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families impacted by autism. AFF’s main goal is to help their local families via events such as their upcoming Annual Special Needs Holiday Event, happening on...

Tips for Passing Out Candy at Home - Autism Awareness Edition

For those that might not be familiar with autism, it is important to understand that each child who comes to your door trick or treating has different abilities -- some more extreme than others. Certain behaviors might not be or mean what they...

Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

by Jessy | Oct 20, 2016 | blog, weekly list |

Halloween can be such a fun time! The costumes, the candy, and the excitement of trick-or-treating are all things that contribute to a festive atmosphere for many children. However, for some kids on the autism spectrum, the unpredictability of...

Teachers! Here are 5 Tips for Handling Halloween with Students with Autism!

With Halloween just around the corner, students with autism are beginning to get both excited and anxious about their Halloween school celebrations. As an experienced special education teacher, I was always nervous for my students on Halloween...

AHSS Autism Center asks their Early Learners: Are You a Very Hungry Caterpillar?

At our AHSS Autism Centers, our Early Learners Group is focusing on an Eric Carle unit. This week we focused on themes surrounding Eric Carle's book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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