Everyone has different executive function (EF) abilities, along with unique strengths and challenges. This article, published in the May 2022 issue of AUTISM ADVOCATE Parenting Magazine, gives families some background on executive function and outlines four steps support your child as he or she builds EF skills. Download and read the full article as a […]
“Three Things You Need to Know” is an anxiety guide for all ages. The guide will introduce families to the concepts of “caveman brains,” your triangles (both anxious and calm), and help you reframe what you’ve learned in “fools, pools, and tools.” Download your copy of the guide to learn more.
#1 Caveman Brains Cavemen were not known to be very intelligent people. They had smaller brains than humans do today. They were known, and named for, living in caves. When cavemen were at home, inside their caves, they could relax and feel safe. But the world outside of their caves was actually pretty dangerous. […]
Dr. Barlow helps parents prepare for an uncertain school year. She explains how creating structure, making tentative plans, and clarifying expectations can help us adjust to the current circumstances. She shares suggestions for how to improve your mindset and mood in order to get through these stressful times. Additionally, she provides strategies for problem-solving, managing […]
There’s no doubt that the circumstances around COVID-19 have increased our risk of mental health problems. Luckily, we have strategies to protect our mental health. Engaging in the following practices are likely to help you meet the challenges of today and come through with your mental health intact. Sleep We are all able to function […]
If you’re in the camp of parents and families who found distance learning to be a relatively smooth and positive experience, try to identify specifically what went well for you and your family. Why was this enjoyable for you? If the experience was not an easy one for you, your family, or one of your […]
If you find yourself arguing, begging, coercing, or negotiating with your child to get their work done, check out the suggestions below for getting into “work mode.” Click HERE to view the slideshow.
Hopefully this can be a useful and supportive resource for educators trying to get through the present and plan for the future. Click HERE to view the slideshow.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been forced to take on new and different roles, to change our routines, and to adjust to restrictions that limit our usual activities. Although these changes can be stressful, they also provide opportunities to learn and practice many valuable skills including flexibility, communication, and problem solving. On […]