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How to Know If Your Child Has Autism

How to Know If Your Child Has Autism

Whether autism runs in your family or you are concerned by your child's behavioral patterns, here's how to know if your child has autism.

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What Is ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)?

What Is ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)?

ASD refers to a range of conditions characterized by issues with communication (speech and nonverbal), repetitive behaviors, and social skills. Learn more here!

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What inspired me to pursue working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

What inspired me to pursue working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I often get asked how I got into the field of Psychology and working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Oftentimes, people working in the field of autism have ASD or have a family member or relative with ASD. I actually don’t have a personal connection to ASD, in fact I kind of feel like I found ASD as a passion by chance. I didn’t even know what ASD was when I started graduate school and I would have never predicted that would become an area of expertise for me.  Read more.

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Healthy Snacks For Kids With Autism

Healthy Snacks For Kids With Autism

Getting your child to eat healthy isn't always an easy task. Learn about healthy snacks for kids with autism and creating better meal time behavior today!

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Art Therapy Activities for Autism

Art Therapy Activities for Autism

Autism art therapy is a great way for children to communicate and express themselves non-verbally. Learn about great art therapy activities for autism today!

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Heroes on the Frontline

Heroes on the Frontline

All of the staff at the Pingree Center have done an amazing job being flexible and adapting to the changes in services for our clients with autism and our childcare services. 

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Tips for Educating Your Kids at Home

Tips for Educating Your Kids at Home

Many families are juggling the daily routine of work, schoolwork, three meals at home, cleaning, laundry, yardwork, and everything else.  It is quite overwhelming to suddenly have to manage all of this. So how do you help maintain everyone’s sanity and make the days go as smooth as possible?  Here are some tricks to help.

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Person First Language and Identity First Language

Person First Language and Identity First Language

The purpose of using this type of language is to communicate that the diagnosis does not define the person, it’s only one part of who they are.  Using person-first language does just that, it puts the person first and the diagnosis second. 

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Teaching Your Child with Autism from Home

Teaching Your Child with Autism from Home

In light of closures associated with COVID-19, many parents are faced with the challenge of teaching their children at home. Those with children on the autism spectrum may need extra help. Learn tips to establish a routine for your child, implement educational activities, and keep yourself sane in the midst of it all.

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Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

Every year the Pingree Center joins the national community to help bring awareness to autism. Learn more about how we are helping spread awareness to autism this year.

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What Does Presumed Competence Mean?

What Does Presumed Competence Mean?

Presumed competence is a philosophy that offers students with autism the ability to demonstrate capability instead of having a predetermined and sometimes misdirected plan for education. When schools presume competence, it sets students up for their best academic and social experience that is based on ability, inclusion and strengths.

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Adapted Books for Autism

Adapted Books for Autism

Adapted books for autism are modified to make use of images and interactive activities within a text, improving comprehension and learner engagement. Read more!

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Tips for an Autism-Friendly Halloween

Tips for an Autism-Friendly Halloween

If your child is on the autism spectrum, Halloween can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Get the steps to ensure your child doesn’t miss out on the fun!

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