Autistic traveling – Ain’t it fun!

by zaksdad June 10, 2012

I am sure I do not need to tell you that travel these days, well, it sucks.  Traveling with an Autistic child, well, sucks even more.  Of course you get the stares and the “Oh great, another horrible monster child getting on my flight” but traveling today is so much worse that it makes you […]

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Apps – 5 Apps We are Trying

by zaksdad June 4, 2012

I have been playing around with some apps lately to see if we could use any for Zak this summer.  I have come across some really interesting apps that I think will help most children, especially high functioning autistic children like Zak.  We are always looking for calming apps and also, apps that help Zak […]

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Sensory Issues…Sensitivity to Touch

by zaksdad June 1, 2012

Some current research states that up to 70% of kids with Autism have sensory processing issues.  In an earlier blog, I focused on Zak’s sensitivities to sound / auditory processing http://www.raisingzak.com/228/ but   today, I am going to discuss sensory issues as they relate to touch.  As with many of the other senses, kiddos with Autism can […]

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Celebrating Success…a continuation

by zaksdad May 30, 2012

We hope you had an amazing, safe, fun and relaxing weekend.  I wish we could say relaxing was on our agenda but the first three items on the list, we covered.  Several parties, lots of friends and family and a revelation that Zak continues to improve.  It is, once again, a reminder to us (and […]

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The Clean Foods……Fruits and Veggies That are Safe(r) to Buy Traditional

by zaksmom May 26, 2012

We talked dirty yesterday (http://www.raisingzak.com/the-dirty-food-fruits-and-veggies-you-should-buy-organic/) and now we are going to talk clean.  Organic food can be expense so here is a list of fruits and vegetables that are safe to buy without going organic.  The Environmental Working Group found that 90% of the samples of the top three fruits and vegetables on the list […]

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