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Rootines in the news!

We recently chatted with the folks at North Texas Innovation, a publication that reports on startups and innovation here in Texas. Have a read! By Kevin Cummings – NTX Inno Staff WriterJuly 24, 2021, 06:00am CDT Tamera Jackson said there’s an old phrase that goes: If you meet one person on the autism spectrum, then you’ve met one person on the autism spectrum. While their care needs differ vastly, one constant is the need for consistency in their routines. Her newly launched company

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A Therapists Perspective

This Blog is part of the ‘Care Team’ series. Did you read our latest blog? An Occupational Therapist shares her thoughts on Autism A blank slate with unlimited possibilities. That’s the happy, warm feeling I get deep down inside my soul every time I have a new referral for a child on the spectrum. I see the misunderstood, the under-represented, the amazing human chomping at the bit to be seen by others, and those struggling to find a place in

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Building A Care Team

Working with a care team is instrumental in the planning, early intervention, and progress of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. A team approach creates a better continuum of autism care for individuals. With younger children in the education system, the Planning and Placement Team works together to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or a 504 plan if the child qualifies. Private service providers and physicians often work together in conjunction with schools to develop a comprehensive approach to care. Support

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Autism in Girls

Child with autism solving a puzzle

The country and the world are increasingly tackling the difficult issues around bias – racial, gender, religious and otherwise. For the neurodiverse community, gender bias in the medical community has its own ramifications and can specifically lead to a late diagnosis of autism in girls or perhaps no diagnosis at all. While Autism as a scientific study seems to be evolving by the day, it is still represented as skewed heavily towards males. A surf around the internet and you’ll

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Hydration And Water Intake

Why is hydration important? Ever felt like your brain was foggy and didn’t want to focus – your body sluggish and overall, you just simply felt like you were suffering from a general malaise? Hydration may just well have been the cause of your doldrums. When you are the caregiver of someone with autism spectrum disorder, monitoring hydration can be a particular challenge. Between gastrointestinal issues – a common symptom among people with autism – and potential communication barriers, hydration

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Mental health of parents caring for a child with ASD

A new study examines the mental health of parents of a child with ASD. According to a study released this year “results indicated that the majority of the parents in our sample have reached clinical levels of psychiatric distress, in particular anxiety” Link This study addresses the reasons perfectly why ASD.ai came together as a team to build the Rootines app. Parents of children on the ASD spectrum are not only immersed in the day-to-day of caring for their child

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