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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Blog

Tips for traveling with children with autism

Posted On: June 27, 2019

As summer vacation begins, families will be planning their vacation destinations. Keeping your children safe and occupied during travel and vacation becomes a priority.   

The Director of Care Coordination at the Marcus Autism Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Cheryl Rhodes, has several suggestions about traveling with children with autism and provides some tips to make the parents’ and children’s experiences much more enjoyable.

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Rewards and time-outs: how to do it RIGHT!

Posted On: June 23, 2017

Parenting Skills: Rewards and time-outsRewards and time-outs are behavior modification techniques. They are based on teaching children to act in socially acceptable ways, to help them give up unacceptable behaviors and to acquire or strengthen more appropriate ones that respect the rights and feelings of others. Read more >

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How do I mange my child's challenging behaviors?

Posted On: June 16, 2017

Parenting skills: Managing Challenging BehaviorsNo matter how well we think we know our children, they can still worry, amaze, baffle, and even stump us with their behavior. Why is he acting this way? What can I do to make this transition easier for her? Is this normal for a child his age? Am I somehow causing this? These are questions parents constantly ask with varying degrees of self-doubt and concern. Parenting is about guiding, and teaching. Read more >

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How to protect your child during the summer - useful tips!

Posted On: June 07, 2017

How to protect you child during the summer - useful tips!School’s out! It’s summer vacation! This means lots of free time outdoors to have fun with friends and family while biking, swimming and just enjoying the warm weather and sunshine!  While summer is lots of fun, it’s also important to be careful and stay safe. Please read carefully all these recommendations. Accidents happen more during the summer and children with disabilities, especially those with autism, are at high risk. Read more >

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