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Celebrating National Autism Month with The Spark : A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism

Celebrating National Autism Month with The Spark : A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism

*I was provided with a copy of this novel to facilitate my post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* April is National Autism Month and what better way to spread awareness then to pick up a copy of The Spark : A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism. This book is a memoir of a truly amazing mother, Kristine Barnett, who never gave up on her son, Jake, even when medical professionals told her he … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Memoirs), Parenting

Toy Therapy: Automoblox for Children with Autism

Toy Therapy: Automoblox for Children with Autism

We love when innovative products, responsible companies, and good causes come together. Automoblox mix-and-match cars are fun for any kid and they can deliver big play-therapy benefits for children with special needs. These heirloom quality cars encourage creative problem solving, visio-spatial processing and the development of fine motor skills–plus they are just good, old-fashioned fun.  Kids who have difficulty communicating may open up as they discuss their designs. Joe Barrett, CEO of Automoblox explains, “We hope this campaign … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)