TAP Helpful tips of the Week: Things I Can Do to Stay Calm

There are number of triggers that can cause a child with autism spectrum disorder to react frantically. Although different things trigger different children, it is always good to have a great plan prepared in advance. Below you will find a tip sheet which illustrates things your child can do to stay calm. Practicing these tips to give your child some learned ways to stay calmer.
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TAP Helpful tips of the Week: Early Intervention

The first 3 years of life are critical in setting the future developmental stage for a child. Unfortunately, many children on the ASD spectrum are not identified until after the age of 3, despite parental concerns about the development of their child. We can support parents by encouraging them to get a developmental screening for their child (by their doctor, or clinic), and referring parents to the Early Intervention(EI) program in Illinois. Attached is a tip sheet outlining that EI program.
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TAP Helpful tips of the Week: How to Brush Your Teeth

Practicing good oral hygiene is a critical function to our overall dental needs. Establishing these practices early in a child’s life is fundamental. Below you will find a visual task schedule which illustrates step by step how to brush your teeth. Please print and share these materials as they can aid in promoting greater independence in children with ASD.
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TAP Helpful tips of the Week: Getting Ready for Bed

Sleep is an essential part of our health and well being. Some children have a hard time establishing a healthy sleep pattern which can be a disruption for the entire family. Below you will find a visual task schedule specific to bedtime patterns that can be helpful in promoting independence in children. Print and display these schedules in the bathroom and in your child’s bedroom.
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What will you be doing on Wednesday, April 2, 2014?

According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1 in 68 children in the United States is likely to have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Affecting more children than childhood cancer and diabetes combined, ASD has been called “an important public health concern” by the CDC and the United Nations (UN) adopted a resolution recognizing April 2 as “World Autism ...
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