Snug Vest: A recent addition to possible aids for children with special needs

Our final in the series on weighted vests highlights a former swimming instructor and classroom volunteer from Vancouver who has designed a special type of vest to aid children with special needs in their daily activities. The 24-year-old, Lisa Fraser, who has worked with these children first hand, believes that hug can mean so much for […]

Autism Research: August 4 2013 Week in Review

Siblings of special kids probably have dysfunction too, parental survey reveals A study that surveyed parents of children with disabilities has revealed that the siblings of their children are more likely to have problems in schoolwork, behaviour, recreational activities and relationships. Anthony Goudie, the lead author said that he was convinced the problem was due […]

Yoga Provides Relaxation Benefits to Children with Autism

Yoga as a complimentary treatment for autism is growing in popularity. A new book by South Florida yoga teacher Louise Goldberg provides techniques for teaching yoga poses to children with special needs. Titled “Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs”, published by W.W. Norton and company, this book offers ways to present poses […]

3 out of 5 Children with Autism have been Bullied

Children on the Autism Spectrum are particularly prone to being bullied. Most of which goes unreported. Yesterday, two juvenile males were arrested in Buffalo for allegedly punching and attempting to steal an autistic boy’s bicycle. In the neighboring state of Michigan, basketball player Anthony Ianni speaks at schools on his experiences with autism and bullying at […]

Hugs for Autism

BioHug Technologies, an innovative technologies firm located in Haifa, Israel, has developed a product to help assist in the treatment of autism. The company has created the BioHug Vest, which is said to be a stress relief solution for those with autism. The company states on its website: “The BioHug Vest is an effective, portable, […]

Pets Impact Happiness for those on the Autism Spectrum

Science has proved that interacting with animals especially pets can have a deep impact on the physical betterment of human beings. Animals have been known to help in the lowering of blood pressure and cholesterol and are also effective in reducing tension and stress and also help to avoid conditions like depression. It is also […]