Autism Awareness

Personal Space and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Valentine’s Day is a day to express our love toward people we appreciate and care for through hugs, kisses and possibly gift giving. For some people, this can be a day that they do not look forward to, but others love to spread the love. Personal space is difficult for some individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to understand, whether it is them getting too close to others or not knowing when someone else is too close to them. Personal space …
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The Benefits of a Special Needs Dentist

Special Needs Dentist

Photo By: Daniel Frank Going to the dentist can be difficult for a child with autism. It can be harder for them to process the many sensory elements at the dental office. However, by visiting a special needs dentist, these dentists are trained to handle these situations. As a family dentist working for over 17 years, I’ve referred many families to special needs dentists who have been able to create a positive dental experience for children with autism. Today, I’ll be …
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