Recent Posts

  • Saying “calm down” can be less effective than we would like.

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    Saying “calm down” can be less effective than we would like. Instead, try these phrases:
    1. Count to ten.
    2. Take a deep breath.
    3. Want to squeeze my hand?

  • Have a safe and happy Halloween!

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Have a safe and happy Halloween!

  • Halloween can be really fun for everyone!

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Halloween can be really fun for everyone! Here are some great tips to help make the most of their day:

    1. Know their limits. Trick-or-treating may be difficult for them. Start small, and work your way up to more houses next year.

    2. Go to a holiday event held by your childs’ school or church. They are already comfortable there and will know the people.

    3. Trick-or-treat with family and friends.

    4. Handing out candy at home? Have them practice during the day and give them the option to help during trick-or-treat time.

    5. If your child is afraid of going out at night, plan indoor or daytime Halloween activities.

  • The best way to prepare your child for their costume is to try it on BEFORE Halloween.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    The best way to prepare your child for their costume is to try it on BEFORE Halloween. If it is too hot, itchy, stiff or otherwise uncomfortable then it may be time to rethink that particular choice. Sometimes a costume that fits over their clothes is a great option, like a cape or wings!

  • Pumpkin carving comes with a whole set of senses: smell, touch and possibly taste (if you like to bake the seeds!

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Pumpkin carving comes with a whole set of senses: smell, touch and possibly taste (if you like to bake the seeds!). Talk them through what to expect and encourage them to make their own design. Taking out the gooey insides? They should try it, but be prepared to take over if it’s just too much for them. Not ready to carve just yet? Try decorating your pumpkin with stickers or painting a fun design!

  • Child’s Play is happy to announce that we are now accepting Parkview Signature Care insurance at our locations for ABA therapy.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Child’s Play is happy to announce that we are now accepting Parkview Signature Care insurance at our locations for ABA therapy. If you are a new family, or are in danger of losing a marketplace plan, we can now help you establish or continue services into the future.

    Please contact our offices to verify benefits eligibility, take a tour, and start your journey with us!

  • Questions?

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Questions? Want to learn more about us? Schedule your visit today, we’re here to help! http://childsplayautism.com/schedule-a-visit/

  • Whether it’s family photos or school picture day, let’s talk about expectations and being prepared!

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Whether it’s family photos or school picture day, let’s talk about expectations and being prepared! Bright lights and new surroundings can be challenging to your child. Try talking about what to expect before the day arrives. Try on the selected outfit and practice with your phone or personal camera. Ask them if they have some great ideas about how they would like to smile. Getting them involved gains excitement where they may have otherwise been hesitant to participate. 🙂

  • Fall is here and that means changes outdoors.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Fall is here and that means changes outdoors. The leaves fall and the sun sets a little sooner each day. Help prepare your child for the upcoming time change (November 5) by slowly and incrementally adjusting bedtimes and wake times in 15-20 minute intervals for a week or two before the time change.

  • “My daughter has excelled greatly since she started going to Child’s Play!

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    “My daughter has excelled greatly since she started going to Child’s Play! I am so thankful they are here in Fort Wayne!”
    – Parent of Child’s Play Client