PDA and Your Guide to Successful Sleep Training

Let’s face it! Trying to make changes to any child’s routine can sometimes feel like a painstaking process. Especially for our kids with autism, there can be a lot of rigidity around the not-so-great routines. Getting pushback, even when the changes are necessary, will absolutely happen! Over the last few years, the team and I […]

Picky Eating, Sleep, And Your Child With Special Needs

Picky eating is a common challenge many parents face, and its effects extend beyond just meal times. Unfortunately, we’ve observed a significant impact on children’s sleep patterns due to picky eating. In this blog, learn why picky eating affects sleep and how we address these challenges to improve sleep for our young clients. Why Does […]

Dos and Don’ts of Daylight Savings for Special Needs Kids

For most parents (and sleep coaches), there’s a lot of dread around the one hour difference. It’ll mean earlier mornings, more bedtime protest, interrupted sleep…for a week or so. But for the special needs parent, it might mean weeks or a few months for things to reset…only to have another time change happen. Whether it’s […]

8 Ways I Helped My Special Needs Child with Picky Eating 

As a mother of a 2.5 year old autistic child, I know the struggle and stress of having a kid who’s not eating.  Recently, we’ve worked with a SOS Certified feeding therapist to help my child with his picky eating habits. And, we’ve seen great results so far!  How does SOS Feeding Therapy help with […]

How to Manage Parental Fatigue With a Special Needs Child

Fatigue is a major issue for parents of special needs children. While incredibly rewarding, caring for a child with special needs can be a stressful, emotional, and mentally draining experience. If you’re feeling burnt out, you’re not alone. Many parents of special needs children experience a sense of exhaustion that cannot be relieved through rest […]

Magnesium for Kids with Special Needs

If your child with special needs has struggled to get a good night’s rest, you may want to consider adding magnesium into their diet. I am not one to tell parents that they need a 1,000 different things to get their child sleeping. But, magnesium has consistently helped address hyperactivity, anxiousness, and agitation going into […]

Sleep After the Holidays

Every year, this meme comes up on my newsfeed or IG stories at least once: After days of parties, presents, and treats I think everyone is feeling a bit of that Christmas “hangover”. It’s good for us to have a step back from our usual routine and do something a little different, see people we […]

ABA Therapy and Sleep

For any child with special needs, getting the treatments needed for development and health is crucial.  In order for them to have the best opportunities to thrive, parents like you are determined to get their child the services that they so desperately need. One common therapy many kids with autism receive is ABA, or Applied […]

3 Unexpected Factors to Help Your Disabled Child Succeed

This blog was written by Caitlin Turner of Disabled and Successful. You want your child to live a great life. You want them to have the things all kids are supposed to grow up and have. You want them to be healthy, build meaningful friendships, develop a sense of independence and purpose, and mostly you […]

Sleep and Auditory Sensitivity for Kids with Special Needs

For many children with special needs, being sensitive to sounds can be a problem when trying to sleep well. But, what does auditory sensitivity look like? Here are some common signs: If your child has any of the above issues (or most these issues), it’s no surprise that sleep is difficult! Your child’s brain is […]