Countdown To Squag 2.0

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written by Sara Winter on August 4, 2015 -

As we count down to the release of the next version of Squag (out later this fall!), we are reaching out to our users to make sure we get it right. Every day for the rest of this month we are going to send each of you one (just one!) idea or question that will [...]

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Call Me Ishmael

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written by Paul Siebenthal on February 5, 2015 -

The previous year I had sat with my Father on the pier watching his float bob and drift about the surface of a choppy sea.  Freezing cold (apart from the occassional sip of luke warm coffee flavoured tea) my first experience of fishing was far from a success.  Apart from a mild chill we caught [...]

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10 Tips For A Safe And Joyful Holiday

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written by Lydia on December 24, 2014 -

I’m a young adult on the autism spectrum, and I absolutely love celebrations. Any time that brings my favorite people together in a spirit of joy makes me happier than almost anything.  The presents aren’t so bad, either!  But, often, in years past, my anticipation leading up to the big day culminated with a lot [...]

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“At What Age Do We Talk To Our Kids About Being Autistic?”

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written by S.R Salas on October 23, 2014 -

The question I am asked time and again: At what age do we talk to our kids about disabilities? And more specifically: At what age do we tell our children they are Autistic? For me the answer to either or both is… as soon as possible. Why wouldn’t we, unless we’re trying to keep something [...]

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Through The Glass Wall

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written by Lydia on August 28, 2014 -

Growing up, my entire life could be described by the word “frustrating.”  I was frustrated that I could not keep friends, frustrated that I had verbal ability that nearly hit the ceiling on the IQ test but could not communicate my everyday wants and needs out loud, and frustrated when others told me that I [...]

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Life Lessons In Light And Sensory Processing

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written by S.R Salas on July 10, 2014 -

Like many Autistic people I have sensory integration issues (impairments, condition, whatever it’s being called these days…). So what does that mean exactly? For me, it means reactions to sensory input are very intense. My senses of touch and hearing are greatly affected. You will see me avoiding touch if I don’t get to initiate [...]

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What Helps Me When I’m Overwhelmed

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written by Chloe Rothschild on July 4, 2014 -

Regulation, meaning making sure your body and emotions are in check, is a very important and sometimes difficult task, especially if you have sensory processing and Autism. Self-regulation is a very important skill that takes time to learn. I have had to practice many different self-regulation strategies over time. The same strategy doesn’t work each [...]

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