Tag: Special Occasions

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



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.



“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