Are you ready to embrace the great outdoors with your family? National Play Outside Day is here, and we have something special for our autism community! Whether it's the first Saturday of the month or any day, let's celebrate Autism Friendly Play Outside Day together!

Benefits of Outdoor Play for Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as the name suggests, manifests in various ways across different individuals. The unique needs and challenges associated with autism can make routine transitions, such as moving from the school year to summer vacation, significantly demanding for children with autism and their families. This post explores the specific difficulties experienced by these children and offers potential strategies for parents and caregivers...

Doing fun art projects is a great way to have some fun with your kids. By doing art projects that get your kids outdoors, you can help them experience some fresh air while exercising their creativity.

As the temperatures rise again and the sun stays out longer, it becomes easier and more enjoyable to step out your door and explore nature. Even if your schedule makes it difficult to get your kids outside, it’s well worth it to find opportunities to get outside and immerse you and your family in a natural setting.
While you will likely be looking out for puffy eyes, runny noses, and sore throats in your kids, you may also find that your kids struggle in a number of other ways during allergy season. Here things to look for and how to address them.
People are attracted to the ways practicing yoga can strengthen the body, calm the mind, and release overall tension. If you take the step of having your child with behavioral issues try yoga, you will likely find it to be a perfect activity for them.

One aspect of interacting with children many people find challenging, or awkward, is the simple act of communication. It can be easy for many adults to forget to adjust their language and tone to best be understood and responded to by a child. Due to communication challenges children with behavioral issues such as autism, down syndrome or ADHD typically face, even more adjustment is needed.