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CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

LEGO® Awesome for Autism

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Autism mom Shannon Penrod talks about the power of LEGOS® in the hands of children with Autism. These amazing bricks have the ability to build imagination, creativity, self-esteem, fine motor skills, cognition, executive functions and social skills! The fact that they are well made, virtually indestructible and come in so many varieties that there is something to please every child on and off the spectrum, makes this toy a year in year out favorite!!! For more go to Lego.com

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

Smarty – November Scavenger Hunt

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For a fun indoor or outdoor activity we thought it would be a great idea to make a Scavenger Hunt for our kids. Using items you might find laying around you can make a list of objects our kiddos need to find. This type of activity is great for working on memory skills.

Smarty, short for smart art, is a monthly series showing the ways in which you can use art to bond with your child while practicing skills they are working on in therapy. Its real life application of lessons they are learning.

This segment is sponsored by www.SkillsforAutism.com

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