LEGO Therapy for Children With Autism

Children with autism tend to love a few things very intensely. Play therapists have, for many years, built on autistic passions to help children learn skills such as collaboration, communication, and symbolic thinking. Now, a group of researchers finds that LEGO building toys are a particularly fruitful tool for autism therapy—and a great way to …

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Aquatica Orlando Becomes the First Autism-Certified Water Park in the World

The movement for inclusiveness is spreading among amusement parks, as Aquatica Orlando in Florida has joined Sesame Place in becoming a certified autism center — making it the first water park in the world to do so. Their accreditation was complete on Jan. 8, after collaborating with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to complete the special certification. …

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Childhood Depression: What Parents Can Do To Help

What is childhood depression? Depression may be present when your child has: A sad or irritable mood for most of the day. Your child may say they feel sad or angry or may look more tearful or cranky.  Not enjoying things that used to make your child happy. A marked change in weight or eating, either up …

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