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Vacation Rentals Catering To People With Autism

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A new online platform is offering vacation rentals featuring soothing neutral colors, door alarms, items washed with fragrance-free products and...

7 Games That Bring Families Together

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Authors: ADDitude.com

The holidays are a minefield of challenges for our big-loving, strong-emotioned kiddos. Family gatherings, gifts, overwhelmed parents, deviations from routine — these all overstimulate the senses just when your family supports are most stressed. So when the kids are getting cranky before dinner, coming down from a candy...

5 Inspirations for Desperate Santas

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Authors: ADDitude.com

If your kids are anything like mine, they are begging you right now for a Nintendo Switch or an iPad or a new phone or an XBox or any number of other digital distractions. I’m not against devices totally, but I have learned that the best gifts are usually the ones we can enjoy together. Here are a few of my kids’...

Don’t Call It a Resolution…

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Your fridge is bursting with pie and wine, and already you foresee the salads and treadmills of January. It’s not unusual — or inherently bad — to dive headlong into lifestyle changes, including a regimen of healthy eating and exercise after toasting the season… just don’t call these new...

Home Videos May Speed Autism Diagnosis

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Short home videos may provide enough information to determine whether or not a child is on the autism spectrum, a new study suggests....

Jersey Boys (and Their Frenzied Moms)

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Today, before my son’s first basketball game, I can’t find his jersey. It was just worn at basketball practice two days earlier, but we all know that doesn’t mean much.

I do a quick check of the hamper — nope, not there. Heart pumping, ears ringing, and now here comes the anger. My mouth just starts...