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Halloween with ASD

and the inflated cost of candy. However, perhaps the scariest part of Halloween is trying to understand it through the eyes of our kids with autism. So how do we make this spooky night less of a nightmare? It becomes even more important to be prepared and plan ahead....

Signs that my child is an oral sensory seeker

Do you notice that your child seeks out intense flavors, temperatures or smells?  Or maybe your child doesn’t chew food consistently or maybe not much at all, pocketing food in their mouth or even swallowing food semi-whole?  Does your child chew on non-edible items...

Kids with ADHD and Chewing

If you’re a parent, caregiver, relative, or loved one of a child with ADHD, you’re probably aware that the diagnosis rarely comes without an additional diagnosis piggybacking right along. Due to the way ADHD manifests, behavioral issues usually go hand-in-hand with...

Back to School with ASD

Transitioning back to school after summer recess is a challenge for parents and kids alike.  For parents with children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, the transition can be even more daunting. Fortunately, there are many strategies you can use to help prepare...

Helping Your Child Relax in a Busy Environment

You’ve picked your child up from daycare or school and now you have to stop at the grocery store. It’s 6 pm and the store is packed with the after work crowd. They’re doing the exact same thing as you are but all you can think about is how it feels like an...

How to Keep Your Child From Chewing Objects

It is common for someone to chew on their nails when they’re nervous or chomp on some gum, but it is a little different when children start to chew on non-edible objects like their shirt, pens, toys, shoes and other inappropriate items. Chewing on things...

The Many Different Levels on the Spectrum

Different levels of on the autism spectrum can be identified in autistic children depending on the criteria and severity of their autistic features. 3 levels within the autistic disorder have been widely recognized throughout the years in calculating the...

Explaining Autism to your Child

As the numbers of children with autism continues to rise, there is no doubt your child will encounter kids with autism in school or on the playground. Talk to your kids about autism and send them off with empathy and understanding because the more the...

“The Good Doctor” Review – Episode 1

It’s great to see the topic of autism being more widely accepted in mass media recently as multiple television shows have been raising awareness of people on the spectrum. Most recently, ABC premiered their newest show “The Good Doctor,” on September 25th....

Coming Soon- Zilla the strong, fun to chew, chewy

chubuddy is very proud and excited about the coming release of our brand new family of easy to chew, but very strong products- Zilla tm.   Zilla is a game-changing product that is made from an FDA approved TPE formulation that combines responsive chewability with...

Atypical Review: Autism on Netflix

Actually pretty typical by tv standards, “Atypical” is a bittersweet Netflix family drama that centers on Sam, an 18-year-old high school senior struggling with growing pains, an overprotective mother, and his own hormones in his quest to find a girlfriend. What we...

Help! My Kids Chews Through All His Shirts

It’s a common site at autism care facilities, in special needs classrooms, and at an autistic child’s home. The t-shirt soaked from neck to waist with saliva from being chewed all day. Or the pencil chewed in half. Or the sweatshirt with soaked cuffs. Or bleeding...

Meeting Julia

Introducing a new character to a kid’s show is hard. And when that character is also intended to create awareness around ASD and the variety of ways spectrum disorders can affect individuals, it is a huge challenge.  But when Sesame Street introduced Julia, the show’s...