Resource links families have found helpful along their journeys.
When Autistic Kids Destroy Things: Insights and Advice.
Sometimes autistic kids, and the adults they grow up to be, are really hard on physical things. Sometimes they consistently break devices or furniture, or take them apart. What many frustrated parents and caregivers may not understand is that there is usually a reason behind these urges; it’s not just random autistic behavior. And if parents can try to figure out why their children have these needs, and then accommodate them as much as they can, everyone can have a much easier time. Not always, but in many cases.
When autistics break things – Advice and insight by autistic and professional advocates
Canucks Autism Network Free Training Guides
3 Things You Should Know About Echolalia – By Lauren Lowry
Hanen Certified SLP and Clinical Staff Writer
Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) use echolalia, which means they repeat others’ words or sentences. They might repeat the words of familiar people (parents, teachers), or they might repeat sentences from
their favourite video.
When children repeat words right after they hear them, it’s known as immediate echolalia. When they repeat words at a later time, it’s known as delayed echolalia. As a result of the time delay, delayed echolalia may seem very unusual because these sentences are used out of context. For example, a child might enjoy a song his teacher sang at circle time, and then later ask to sing it at home by saying “It’s circle time” instead of saying the name of the song.
While it might be difficult to figure out what a child is trying to say when he or she uses echolalia, learning a little bit about this type of speech can help you figure out the meaning behind his or her message. Here are three things you need to know about echolalia.
Screening Tools – Autism Canada
Do you think you or someone you love may be on the spectrum? Autism Canada has a screening tool that might ease your mind of help you find answers.
Fluffer Wears a mask – Sesame Street
Wearing a mask can pose special challenges for children with autism, but there are ways to make it easier.
Crayon Rocks Canada
After posting recently about my daughter colouring using Crayon Rocks. Theres been requests for what she was using. Here is an explanation of what they are from the website and link. Free shipping! By the way my daughter loves them! Crayon Rocks Canada
Mindfulness meditation for Children Free
Mindfulness Meditation for Kids | BREATHING EXERCISE | Guided Meditation for Children
Support for Families – Ontario
The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures as a result of Ontario’s declared emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Parents are eligible for a one-time per child payment.
Ministry of Education Curriculum
The Ontario Curriculum – Elementary curriculum by grade and by subject.
100 Things to do while stuck at home during COVID-19
Many people are staying at home right now without a clue of what to do while social distancing due to the coronavirus.
Click the link above to see a list of 100 things you can do while stuck at home!
Subitize Rock (soo-bi-tize) | Math Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann
Subitize to 10. Subitize is the ability to tell the number of objects in a set, quickly, without counting. Subitizing develops math fluency, when students recognize sets without having to count each object and it helps develop number sense and the ability to perform mental math.
Explanation About Social Distancing
Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story About Social Distancing.
Relaxing Tunnel Sensory Visual Therapy
SAND Sensory Visual Therapy Relaxing Tunnel for Calming Soothing Support this channel and get access to exclusive videos!
Virtual Roller Coaster Rides
Here are the 10 hottest roller coasters of 2015. Each year amusement parks around the world open new, more thrill-inducing roller coasters to get their guests’ adrenaline pumping. Here are the 10 hottest new roller coasters of 2015.
Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel
See It, Say It Sign It as you learn sign language for each letter and the letter sounds for each letter of the alphabet. Jack shows the sign for each letter and the letter sounds for each letter as he sings the letter name and the letter is shown on the screen, this version also includes the letter.
Inside a little bouncing barn, friendly farm animals are waiting to pop out and surprise your little one. Try and guess who they are; tap the doors to find out!
Ripley’s Aquarium Live Stream
Canada is famous all over the world for its breathtaking landscapes and resident wildlife, but its waters are an even greater treasure trove of extraordinary habitats and animals.
Zoo Animals & Plants Live Cams
Visit the Zoo and watch animals live in their habitat and learn more.
Smart Shapes Learning Games
Kids – Educational Game for Kids ( iOS & Android)
Endless Alphabet FREE KIDS
Over 50 words to learn and play with. wonderful animations teach children the definitions of the words in a fun and engaging way.