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Signs of Aspergers in young children – weighted blankets are a sensory tool that can help

As we head back to school, kids will be visiting pediatricians and receiving all kinds of info. Here is a great article on Aspergers from Pop Sugar moms and signs to look for in children at a young age.

1. Fixation on One Activity

Many children with Asperger's syndrome are preoccupied with a single or a few interests and focus on them for hours on end. As Circle of Moms member Karen R. shares: "The most common report from every parent I know . . . is that their kid fixated on something (their cars, their blue toys, their books) and played or attended [to] that thing for an outrageously long time."

2. "Little Professor" Speech

"Typically a child with Asperger's sounds like a little professor," shares...

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Mosaic Teams with nonperfectingparenting.com for monthly giveaway July SPD child loves her weighted blanket!

We received a lovely email from our non perfect parenting blanket giveaway for July - this young lady has SPD and other issues and she loves her blanket! The smile on her face shines all the way from AZ.

Weighted blankets help children with Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD - the results can can be great for a kid who needs to calm down

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Pokemon Creator has Autism

As children, my kids favorite overall character was Pokemon. Once again, we have discovered absolute genius from someone who has Autism. 

Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon, is one of the most important developers working in video games today. Tajiri was autistic. He came up with the idea of Pokemon from his childhood hobby of collecting bugs. Pokemon went on to be so successful that only one franchise, Super Mario, has sold more copies. 

• In high school, Tajiri played video games so obsessively that he almost didn’t graduate from high school. 

• After he graduated he chose to attend a 2-year trade school to learn about electronics. 

• Tajiri’s form of autism is called Asperger...

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