• 20 Tips to Keeping Your Child Safe

    Many individuals with Autism and other special needs might not be aware of the numerous potential dangers that exist in our homes. That is why we, as parents of kids with special needs, often need to be extra vigilant when it comes to household safety, remembering that “child-proofing” our homes is sometimes necessary for our adult offspring as well as our young children. Here are 20 tips that can help you keep your child or someone else with special needs safe while he or she is in your home. 1. Hidden gas shut-off valves You never know when your child might start playing with the controls on your gas stove,…

  • Banishing The Babysitting Blues

    Parenting children with AS can be a joyous, rewarding and eye-opening experience. It can also be challenging, and at times exhausting. We all need breaks in our parenting hours to rest, refuel, and regenerate ourselves. For most families, that means hiring a babysitter—but where do you find one, and how can you help to ensure that the experience will go well? Here are a few thoughts. Where to look? Some younger children may be able to be cared for by a responsible local teen, especially one who might be an older sibling of a special needs child. Ask friends, neighbors, or church or temple members for recommendations. You might ask…

  • Dr. Trevana Moore on Melatonin

    Dr. Trevena Moore as she discusses the use of melatonin in children with autism Follow the link below to see the KCTV5 newscast: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kctv5.com%2Fmore-parents-are-giving-kids-melatonin-to-sleep%2Fvideo_59d8d405-6646-538a-a3e5-69388a5236f5.html&data=02%7C01%7Clhpowell%40ku.edu%7C5e62fdfac32642a4dfbb08d67b03cf2f%7C3c176536afe643f5b96636feabbe3c1a%7C0%7C0%7C636831653616941421&sdata=lmjqFtAZpvXKYwOQF02h0rqTlecGDnT2IWShAKgmmqc%3D&reserved=0 Please follow and like us: