Viewpoint and Blue Parachute Were Made for Each Other

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Viewpoint and Blue Parachute Were Made for Each Other Many people are familiar with a Starbucks hidden camera prank that Dennis Quaid participated in years ago. Under the direction of Ellen Degeneres, he walks into the coffee shop and loudly announces, “Dennis Quaid is here!” However, not all of Dennis Quaid’s entrances are quite as […]

Autism and Clothes: Getting Dressed & Keeping Clothes On

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Autism and Clothes: Getting Dressed & Keeping Clothes On When it comes to autism and clothes, children with autism may face unique challenges related to clothing due to sensory sensitivities, difficulties with motor skills, challenges with decision-making, and preferences for routine and familiarity (the need for sameness). These challenges can affect getting dressed and the […]

Gifts for Kids With Autism

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Gifts for Kids With Autism Choosing gifts for children with autism involves selecting items that cater to their unique sensory needs, interests, and developmental levels. Ideal toys for children on the autism spectrum often offer sensory stimulation, encourage skill-building, and provide hours of fun. When selecting toys and gifts for kids with autism, consider the […]

Adaptive Bikes for Autism

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Adaptive Bikes for Autism Though many children learn to ride a bike between the ages of three and seven, when it comes to individuals on the autism spectrum, their timeline might be somewhat skewed. Fortunately, there are adaptive bikes for autism that can help those on the spectrum learn how to ride a bike. At […]

Effective Autism Teaching Strategies

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Effective Autism Teaching Strategies from Blue Parachute Supporting Students on the Spectrum Instructing children with ASD requires patience, understanding, and effective autism teaching strategies tailored to their unique needs. Here, we look at various autism teaching methods and tools. This will help educators, parents, and communities as they are teaching children with autism spectrum disorder […]

Tips to Help Your Child With Autism and Reading

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Tips to Help Your Child With Autism and Reading  At Blue Parachute, we understand the importance of supporting those on the autism spectrum in their literacy journeys. If you are thinking about tips to help your child with autism and reading, you’ve come to the right place. Reading can be a valuable skill for children […]

Gifts for Adults With Autism: What to Get Your Loved One

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Gifts for Adults With Autism: What to Get Your Loved One When selecting gifts for adults with autism, you’ll find it’s similar to purchasing gifts for those who identify as neurotypical. On top of considering the person’s unique interests, it’s also essential to keep their preferences and sensory sensitivities in mind. While some individuals may […]

Teaching a Child With Autism How to Ride a Bike

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Teaching a Child With Autism How to Ride a Bike Teaching a child to ride a bike is a milestone moment filled with excitement and anticipation. When that child is on the autism spectrum, it brings unique challenges and considerations. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into teaching a child with autism how to ride […]

Autism Patience

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Autism Patience When it comes to autism, patience is crucial for several reasons. People with autism may process information differently or struggle with specific tasks due to sensory sensitivities, communication challenges, or rigid thinking patterns. Patience allows them the time and space needed to navigate these challenges and develop their skills at their own pace. […]

Teaching How to Eat Properly With Utensils: A Spoonful of Developmental Milestones

Teaching How to Eat Properly With Utensils

Teaching How to Eat Properly With Utensils: A Spoonful of Developmental Milestones Teaching children how to eat properly with utensils is pivotal for their holistic development and paves the way for independence. At Blue Parachute, we understand that sometimes we can use some help when teaching children on the autism spectrum life skills, such as […]