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12 Best Toys for Autistic Children of All Ages

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12 Best Toys for Autistic Children of All Ages

As a company that creates toys and weighted items popular with autistic children, we’re often asked for recommendations regarding Christmas, Hanukkah, and birthday gifts. For example, one of our favorite practical tools for nonverbal communicators is our Tiny Talker, which can become essential for daily life. (If someone you know may benefit from it, it could be a great stocking stuffer.) We love having these discussions with customers and friends, and thought that perhaps others would have similar questions. With no further ado, please enjoy what we believe are some of the best toys for autistic children of all ages....

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5 Day-Time Habits That Are Losing You Sleep

5 Day-Time Habits That Are Losing You Sleep

  When it’s time for bed, you do everything right, turning off your electronics, setting the thermostat to a perfect 67 degrees, and maybe even enjoying a nice cup of sleepytime tea or warm milk. But still, you find yourself tossing and turning, unable to nod off. What’s the deal? Post by Sleep Advisor As it turns out, it’s not just what you do when it’s time to go to sleep and your sleep environment that’s keeping you awake. Everything you do, from the moment you wake up until you head to bed, can potentially affect how well you sleep....

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Special Needs Travel- A List of Tips to Help Make Your Trip Memorable and Stress Free

Special Needs Travel- A List of Tips to Help Make Your Trip Memorable and Stress Free

Planning a family vacation takes a lot of work. You have to pick the right destination, decide how to get there, where to stay, where to eat, and make sure there are activities everyone will enjoy. Now add a special needs child to that equation, and things get a lot more complicated, not to mention more stressful.

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How Parents Of Children With Special Needs Can Make Time For Their Mental Health

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How Parents Of Children With Special Needs Can Make Time For Their Mental Health

"You can't pour from an empty cup" goes the oft-touted expression for self care. But for many parents – especially parents of children with special needs – carving out time to replenish energy and wellness levels can be inherently complicated, given there are so many variables to account for.

But by simplifying some ways to check in with yourself, you can integrate it into the happy chaos of your everyday life. Here are five ways to make time for your mental health – and make sure your cup is constantly replenished!

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Does Your Anxiety Get Worse on Vacation?

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Does Your Anxiety Get Worse on Vacation?

Traveling can be a lot of things, including exciting and fun. For some people, though, leaving town means dealing with increased anxiety. If you feel nervous or out of sorts before a trip, you might have vacation anxiety.

Fortunately, there are ways to manage your symptoms so you can make the most of your travels.

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