What If It Is Not Autism?

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What If It Is Not Autism? It is not uncommon for individuals, particularly children, to be assessed for autism only to discover they have another neurodevelopmental disorder. This unexpected diagnosis can occur due to the overlapping symptoms of various neurodevelopmental conditions, which can sometimes lead to initial misdiagnosis. While specific statistics on how frequently this […]

What to Do After an Autism Diagnosis

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What to Do After an Autism Diagnosis Though you might be wondering what to do after an autism diagnosis, you have to start at the beginning. This means before you even receive a diagnosis, there are some steps you must take. Blue Parachute is here to help you better understand what to do before and […]

Getting an Autism Diagnosis – What to Do While Waiting

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Getting an Autism Diagnosis – What to Do While Waiting If you are getting an autism diagnosis for your child or for another loved one, you might be filled with questions. You also might need to wait to see a medical professional who can start you on your autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis journey. Fortunately, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blue Parachute – Why Is Pretend Play Important?

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Blue Parachute – Why Is Pretend Play Important? What is pretend play? Also known as imaginative play and sometimes called symbolic play, this activity plays a crucial role in the overall development of individuals, including those on the autism spectrum. It can help a child’s development, including various essential skills they will need today and […]

Sign Language for Autism

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Sign Language for Autism Autism and sign language can intertwine in several ways, often serving as a valuable tool for communication and expression for individuals on the autism spectrum. There are many ways that sign language for autism can be used. At Blue Parachute, we understand that sign language is a beneficial tool. When it […]

The Autism Experience – Essential Skills for Those on the Spectrum

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The Autism Experience – Essential Skills for Those on the Spectrum Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental condition that typically appears during early childhood. Officially called autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it can impact many aspects of a person’s life, including their social skills, how they communicate, the way they handle relationships, and their self-regulation. The […]