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E.g., 11/2020
September 17, 2020 | Rachel H. Fein, PhD, BCBA, Sadiqa Cash, PhD , Leandra N. Berry, PhD
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Many parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other special needs are currently navigating the distance learning process in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This process can be particularly stressful for families, but there are several tips that parents may want to consider to help make distance learning more manageable.  

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September 10, 2020 | Katherine Jennifer Leaming-Van Zandt, MD
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Pandemic or not, the first day of school always seems to sneak up on many of us, and this year has probably been no different! Again, parents and caregivers may be wondering how their children’s clothes and shoes are already too small, all those pencils, pens and markers that were seemingly all over their homes have now disappeared, and single-colored lunch and book bags have become uncool within the span of a year. Given the additional stressors and difficult decisions that many families continue to face, back-to-school planning and shopping...

September 09, 2020 | Virginia Depp Cline, PhD
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Our collective experience of 2020, so far, is like a script for a horrible made-for-television movie. Mounting crises are the reality: COVID-19, racial violence, murder hornets, hurricane season and the list goes on. It is easy to become overwhelmed with worry, sadness and anger about each of these experiences individually, let alone all together. 

Following the advice we give parents of...

September 04, 2020 | Jennifer S. Kazmerski, PhD, BCBA-D
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During this time of uncertainty and unpredictability, there has been a clear and consistent message from the medical and scientific communities: The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 includes social distancing, wearing a mask when in public and washing our hands.  While the message for prevention is consistent as a parent it may seem daunting to implement. In my own practice I have heard families frequently express concern for how to successfully introduce these prevention strategies to children, specifically teaching a child to...

September 02, 2020 | Meredith Sorensen
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What do you do when your home becomes the classroom, the playground and the cafeteria, all in one? Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, for many, back-to-school has been replaced with stay-at-home and the familiar structured routine of school days is going by the wayside. Parents around the nation are planning for some version of virtual learning this school year, which also means planning for meals that are typically provided by the school. This can feel overwhelming, but check out these tips to keep your child eating healthy and on some type of...

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