In this webinar, Certified RDI® Consultants Kat Lee and Dr. Sarah Wayland discuss how the pandemic has affected both us as parents, and our children. During the last two years or so, a lot of parents have struggled just to get their kids through each day. Besides the emotional impact of COVID itself on both adults and children, there are many other struggles to contend with.
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Screen Addiction and Autism
In the last year, we have seen a rise in screen addiction, especially among vulnerable populations, such as teens and children with autism. How can we help?
Making the Fourth of July Fun for Everyone!
July 4th can be a difficult holiday for anyone with sensory struggles, especially noise sensitivities. The fireworks, the crowds, the noise, the change in routine can all trigger an autistic child, teen or adult and can cause anxiety, stress or meltdowns. But there are ways that you can help your child or loved one minimize their stress!
How does Dynamic Intelligence Help Our Autistic Kids during the Holidays?
The more “normal” and routine life is during the holidays, with fewer unexpected circumstances, the more you can help your child avoid overload that could lead to a meltdown.
How to Measure Success in Your Child’s Autism Therapy
Have you ever asked yourself if your child’s autism therapy is working? You aren’t alone in your thoughts.
A Brother Talks About Flourishing With an Autistic Sister
A common worry of parents who have children on the spectrum is whether autism might negatively impact their other child. Last Friday I had the opportunity to interview the brother of an autistic...
Slowing Down Your Life: Self Care for Autism Parents
Slowing down is always the first thing I look at with any new family. You have to take care of yourself FIRST.
Help Your Child with Autism Sleep Better!
If you have a child with neurodevelopmental differences such as autism bedtime can be a struggle. A good night’s sleep is important. Here are some ways to help.
Parents: Take Care of Yourself First
Self care is important for those caring for family members with autism.
Keeping Your Marriage Strong
This valentine’s day, make a commitment to put your marriage first.
Celebrating Fathers Around the World
One of the most common concerns we hear from mothers of special needs children…
Framing through Holiday Activities
Celebrate the Holidays RDI® style with Kat Lee.
Holidays and Anxiety
The holiday season is upon us and although this time of the year is fun and full of magic for many of our families, when you have a child with autism the extra chaos and noise can often become...
Tips to Prevent Summer Chaos!
Summer is just around the corner, be prepared!
5 Steps to Becoming the Most Loving and Effective Grandparent
Tips on how to more effectively understand autism as a grandparent.
Preparing for the Holidays with an Autistic Child
Autistic individuals can struggle with the change in routine that the holidays bring but with some planning ahead of time they can manage it without anxiety!
Surviving the Holidays RDI Style
One parent’s story on how they survive the holidays
Carving Pumpkins RDI Style
RDI consultant Lisa Palasti shares how to incorporate RDI into everyday life, including pumpkin carving!
Communicating Effectively with Extended Family
The holidays can be a time to show appreciation and give thanks…
Finding Moments of Joy this Holiday Season
RDI reminds us to plan for involving our children in these rituals, and helps us remember…
Staying Regulated Amid Holiday Chaos
The holidays are such a special and enjoyable time of year, but they can also be incredibly stressful!
Holiday Gift Ideas and Activities for You and Your Autistic Child
Gift ideas for autistic children from Dr. Rachelle Sheely, founder of RDI®. And other creative activities to do with your child to celebrate the season!
Previewing and Planning for the Holiday Season
Trying to fit in too many special holiday events creates stress and can set off meltdowns for apprentices (and guides!).
In RDI we coach parents to include their ASD child in meaningful opportunities where both parent and child collaborate not only in ‘doing’ things together.