October 2, 2019

Leaving the endless summer days behind and transitioning into a new year at school can be tough for any kid, but back-to-school time can be especially stressful for individuals with autism. 

Children and teens diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) find changes i...

August 9, 2019

Food plays a vital role in human life: it provides nutrients for growth and good health. For many people, mealtime is something to look forward to, however, for individuals with autism and their families, it can become a source of major stress. Individuals with Autism...

August 7, 2019

Most parents plan on caring for their children until they become self-sufficient adults, starting to build their own lives. However, many parents of children with special needs have a future that they can’t begin to anticipate. 


For many individuals with autism, an ind...

July 30, 2019

Meeting all of the needs of an individual with autism can be a difficult task. Parents try to do everything they can to care for their children, however, it’s easy to get wrapped up in providing for a child’s special needs, and forget to address their physical fitness...

July 18, 2019

Everyone can relate to music, no matter our age or abilities. It is one of the most popular forms of communication and recent studies suggest that participation in music makes us more social. For that reason, parents of individuals with special needs children have turn...

July 10, 2019

What do you think about when you hear the word “water?” For most people, the images of a relaxing beach, serene lake or flowing river are the first things that come to mind. However, for the parents of children with autism, the word is associated with much more concern...

July 5, 2019

Our ability to communicate verbally is something we often take for granted. We seldom consider how hard it would be to express ourselves without speech. Even more rare is how often we consider the fact that for some, this life is a reality. One of the indications of au...

April 15, 2019

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, SNACK* has decided to share one blog post a week to shed some light on what our organization does, where we came from, and where we're headed in the future. This first post is a summary of SNACK's origins as posted in the V...

April 4, 2019

April 2nd was World Autism Awareness Day. April is Autism Awareness month. These are important events, but caring for children/teens/young adults with autism/special needs is year round.  Serving our population is only possible with amazing supporters who continue to i...

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