Understanding the mind of a child with autism can be very difficult. This is why we decided to post blogs about how to deconstruct the tasks, breaking them down into tiny, tiny steps – and untangling the difficulties that come with interacting with children on the spectrum.

Mark Gingrass and two kids at the grand canyon area climbing

Outdoors with Children on the Spectrum

Working with children with autism outdoors can be a rewarding and beneficial experience for both the child and the caregiver. Being in nature can provide a sense of calm and tranquility for children with autism, who may often struggle with sensory overload in indoor environments. Additionally, outdoor activities promote physical activity, social interaction, and cognitive…

Hiking image at the Grand Canyon with Liz and her two kids

Hiking Adventures

Hiking with children with autism can be a wonderful experience for the children and the adults involved. Here are some tips for making your hike a successful one. 1. Choose a trail that is appropriate for the children’s abilities. If the children are new to hiking, consider a flat, easy trail. 2. Be sure to…