What is the Safe and Sound Protocol and How Can It Help You?
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What is the Safe and Sound Protocol and How Can It Help You?

Based on Polyvagal Theory  Polyvagal Theory or the “science of feeling safe,” is another one of the key research advancements that helps us better understand our challenges and gives us a foundational framework for non-invasive ways to support them. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory focuses on what is happening in the body and…

Hiding in Plain Sight? – Why Autism in Girls Is Often Overlooked
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Hiding in Plain Sight? – Why Autism in Girls Is Often Overlooked

For every girl diagnosed with autism, four boys will be diagnosed. Is that because autism truly occurs more often in boys? Or could it be that the symptoms of the disorder are simply overlooked in girls? The possibility of overlooking autism in girls is actually greater than you may think. That’s because of the variations…

What to Do: After a New Autism Diagnosis
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What to Do: After a New Autism Diagnosis

What to Do: After a New Autism Diagnosis Whether you are reading this article because your child has just received an autism diagnosis or you are concerned that your child may have autism, this information may be useful. You’re in shock. It’s not supposed to be this way; this isn’t the child you dreamed of…

What Makes a Good Autism Assessment?
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What Makes a Good Autism Assessment?

What Makes a Good Autism Assessment? Researchers and clinicians in the field of autism and autism spectrum disorders (e.g. Asperger’s Disorder) consistently identify the following things as essential to a quality autism assessment. 1.Clinician should gather background information, previous evaluations, and interventions. The practitioner should gather information about all aspect’s of a child’s development including…