Recent Posts

  • Did you get off schedule during the holidays?

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    Did you get off schedule during the holidays? Us too. Good advice to get your child back into their routine is to ease back into it. Big fluctuations in schedules can be difficult for your child. Be patient with them as they transition back.

  • Thinking about how to celebrate the upcoming New Year?

    Thursday, December 28, 2017

    Thinking about how to celebrate the upcoming New Year?
    Here are some ideas that are sensory friendly and a lot of fun!

    1. Celebrate a little early. No need to make your child stay up until midnight to ring in the new year. Set your clock ahead and keep your normal sleep time!

    2. Make a treat. Have them help out in the kitchen and prepare something special! This is a fun, and delicious, activity to spend quality time together.

    3. Scrapbook. Put together your favorite memories from the year in a special book with pictures and write a little something to describe them. Not only is this a fun craft activity, but it becomes a keepsake for you!

    4. Balloon drop. When the clock “strikes twelve” release the balloons! This is a great alternative to the noise-makers and fireworks.

  • Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

    Monday, December 25, 2017

    Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

  • Pets can be a terrific addition to the family.

    Friday, December 22, 2017

    Pets can be a terrific addition to the family. In fact, studies have shown that the interaction between your child and their pet is good for social skills. Things to consider before you bring home a new friend: What are your child’s sensitivities? Does the pet in question have high energy? Loud? Take special care in your selection to be sure they are a good fit before you commit.

  • ‘ Tis the season of giving!

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    ‘ Tis the season of giving! This can be a really great learning
    exercise for your child especially if they struggle with letting things go. Do you have a lot of extra things around the house? Sort through them and decide which items to donate. Coats and other winter items are always a need. Toys that are no longer played with can be a nice donation too!

  • Today’s topic is self care.

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Today’s topic is self care. As your child grows into adolescence he or she will need to learn hygiene and self care skills. Try making a visual aid or check list of what to do in the bathroom. Keeping all of their personal items in one place is helpful to stay organized. Keep in mind that changes and transitions like these will take time, but having the goal to ease yourself out of these routines is a good way to approach it.

  • Educational toys, books, puzzles, video games and Lego’s are among the most popular gift options.

    Sunday, December 10, 2017

    Educational toys, books, puzzles, video games and Lego’s are among the most popular gift options. For those that are buying for someone else’s child, it ’s okay to ask the parent what they would like to have. Don’t forget this one: quality time. Spending time and building relationships can be the most rewarding for
    everyone!

  • We’re here to help!

    Friday, December 8, 2017

    We’re here to help! Schedule your visit to learn more about who we are, how we can help your family and what to expect at our centers. Better care is just the beginning.
    Open enrollment ends December 15 if you need insurance for 2018!
    http://childsplayautism.com/schedule-a-visit/

  • The annual Santa visit can cause stress for some kids, but it doesn’t have to!

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    The annual Santa visit can cause stress for some kids, but it doesn’t have to! Glenbrook Square Mall, right here in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is offering a Sensory Friendly Santa and Shopping experience on Sunday, December 10 from 4-7 PM.

  • Change can be difficult, even if it is for beloved holiday decorations around the house.

    Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Change can be difficult, even if it is for beloved holiday
    decorations around the house. Having your child help put ornaments on the tree or decide where decorations should go can help them adjust to the new things that aren’t normally there. Another good idea is to refrain from blinking lights and too much music. These extra sights and sounds may become overwhelming over time.