National Autism Resources Blog

Auditory Processing Strategies for the Classroom

Posted by Sheri Van Dijk on Oct 2nd 2018

Auditory processing is a term used to describe what happens when your brain recognizes and interprets the sounds around you. Humans hear when sound waves travel through the ear and are changed into el … read more

​Simple Tools to Help Students Focus

Aug 23rd 2018

With the start of school it can be a challenge for students to settle in and focus. Below are a few simple tools you can use to help improve focus and attention to task.Provide students with a Fidget … read more

Time for Calm-down Time?

Posted by Elizabeth Verdick on Jul 31st 2018

My son Zach and I sat in the car this sunny summer morning, thinking back on his early childhood. Those years weren’t easy. He said it was okay for me to write about them because he wants to help thos … read more
​A Creative Alternative for the Sound Sensitive

​A Creative Alternative for the Sound Sensitive

Posted by Jamie Sherwood - Founder of Vibes on Apr 24th 2018

For many individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, avoiding loud environments is simply a part of life. Loud noise, for those on the spectrum who are sensitive to sound, can be painful … read more
We Live in a Sensory World

We Live in a Sensory World

Posted by Mary Ann Heinz, COTA/Ret. on Apr 17th 2018

As usual, I go for my morning walk and take the same route I always take. I see the same houses and recognize neighbors in their cars as they drive by and wave. It is threatening rain and I can s … read more