Selecting After-School Care For Your Child On The Autism Spectrum

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With a changing economy leading more families to become dual-income households, the need for daycare and after-school programs is growing. Although most kids can adapt to after-school care situations easily, this transition is typically harder for kids with autism or autism spectrum disorders. As the parent of a child on the spectrum, finding an after-school program for your child may require a bit more research than it might for neurotypical kids.

2 May 2016

Is Montessori Right For Your Special Needs Child?

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If you're looking for early education for your special needs child, a Montessori school may be just the option you're looking for. Montessori-style education has been around for a long time -- it dates back to 1907 when Dr. Maria Montessori opened the first school based on her methods in Italy. Montessori has thrived in recent decades, with about 500 schools in Canada as of 2013, according to The Globe and Mail.

13 August 2015

3 Things to Do Before Your Toddler's First Day of Daycare

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When your toddler is about to start daycare, you may not be quite sure about how they will handle it. That's why it's critical to do as much preparation as you can before their first day. Here are some things you can do to make the transition easier for you and your child. Visit the Daycare Center More Than Once If you are like a lot of parents, you might have already visited the daycare center once to see what the place was like and to walk your child through the center.

7 August 2015