Tag: Special Occasions

“Happy Birthday” Meltdowns and Other Behavioral Conundrums

by NFXF

A client asks: “Why does my child cry when people sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her?” Many years ago when I first heard this from a parent of a girl with a full mutation, I thought it was rather strange and perhaps something unique to this child’s behavioral repertoire. Later, after meeting other families of children



Planning for Emergency Events at School

by NFXF

With the anxiety and hyperarousal seen in children with Fragile X syndrome, it is important to plan for emergency events at your child’s school – a fire in the building and severe weather events, such as a tornado, a hurricane, a local fire, a chemical spill, etc. Lockdowns are discussed separately. If at all possible, develop a plan ahead of time, ideally at your child’s IEP. If that is not possible, ask for a meeting to discuss this first thing of the school year.



KS: Family Fun Day!

Come join us for a Family Fun Day! We Rock the Spectrum is a sensory-safe gym that is founded by a family affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are reserving the gym for a family fun event for children and adults of all ages and abilities – lots of running, jumping, tumbling, and the kids