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Four Tips For a Fun, ASD-Friendly Summer Break

With the school year drawing to a close, it’s time for parents to start thinking about how they plan to spend summer vacation with their kids. It’s easy to underestimate the amount of structure the school day brings to your daily routine. It can be tricky to find ways...

The Chubuddy Story

Chubuddy was started in 2011 after several years of struggles finding the right chew for our son.  He was chewing through or losing 2-3 chews per week and we were concerned that he was swallowing pieces of his chews.  We had literally tried everything on...

3 Chubuddy Items Perfect for Test Time Chewers

Summer vacation is right around the corner, but students have to get through their final tests first. These tests can be extra challenging for students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)  and other special needs. Even when given additional time, tests can be...

How to Keep a Chew With Your Child at All Times

Chews can be extremely useful for soothing and calming special needs children. Most caregivers are aware of this, but it can be a challenge to keep a chew with your child at all times. There are many products that can make it easier to keep sensory stimulation nearby....

Strategies to Soothe and Calm

Every parent knows and understands how it feels when your child is having a meltdown in public. Some people just stare, which is uncomfortable on its own, others are just rude and have unsolicited parenting advice, and many people wish they could help because they’ve...

ASD and the HoliDaze

Bright lights, loud music, busy crowds, new situations, interacting with new people and strangers—the holidays can be panic-inducing for someone on the Autism Spectrum. As adults and children alike count down the days until the holly jolly holidays, others are just...

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...