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    January 23, 2024 SpecialKids .Company

    Does compression clothing help with autism?

    Autistic children with sensory needs often find deep pressure and compression to be comforting. There are many methods of applying compression; be it with your hands, a weighted blanket or special needs clothing. Compression clothing is great for children with autism who find the sensory feedback from deep pressure helpful.
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  • How do I get my autistic child to change clothes?
    January 12, 2024 SpecialKids .Company

    How do I get my autistic child to change clothes?

    Does your child have difficulty changing their clothes? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Lots of children with autism find it difficult to change what they wear. This can be for a variety of reasons. Their sensory needs, their dislike of change or even a fixation on a particular clothing item. Typically, sensory needs are the common reason why children with autism find wearing clothes difficult.

    In this blog, we will list some things that you should consider if you would like to help your child to change their clothes.

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  • A Guide to Autism Friendly Christmas Music
    December 18, 2023 SpecialKids .Company

    A Guide to Autism Friendly Christmas Music

    From an early age, we are taught Christmas songs and they come with us into our adulthood, here to stay as part of our annual Christmas experience, one way or another. But what kind of music is best for autism? Is there autism-friendly Christmas music? In this blog, SpecialKids Company will explore this, providing you with a guide to autism-friendly Christmas music.
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  • Top Picks For Autism Friendly Christmas Events 2023
    December 11, 2023 SpecialKids .Company

    Top Picks For Autism Friendly Christmas Events 2023

    The need for Autism friendly Christmas events is becoming better recognised every year, with venues having a greater understanding of sensory needs and what works better for children with autism at Christmas. Avoiding queues, dimmed lights, quieter music and fewer crowds are just a few of the things parents of children with autism look for when attending events at Christmas. The best place to find out about these events is usually online or via word of mouth from other parent carers.
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