Autism And Special Needs Children, What Every Parent Should Know

It became obvious to me almost immediately that it wasn’t the child who needed ‘quick and responsive’ help – it was the parent. As she sat there in the park with headphones on, occasionally yelling across the park at her child – this woman was in denial. Even I, a complete stranger realized that her child had ‘special needs’ – and that my friends would require a special focus and plan of action. I decided to reach out to the woman in the park in this way….

Emotions R Us takes a closer look at the families of ‘Special Needs’ children on the show today. The information, insight and guidance I’ll share with you today is worthy of your complete focus. Have a pen and paper close by, make some notes, and remember you can reach out anytime with a question or idea by simply emailing me at Here are a few tips for you to start the conversation off, but we’ll dive into the topic today and discover alternate methods for you and your family.

  1. Be consistent
  2. Stick to a schedule
  3. Reward good behavior
  4. Create a home safety zone
  5. Look for nonverbal cues
  6. Find out the motivation behind the tantrum
  7. Make time for FUN
  8. Pay attention to your child’s sensory sensitivities