The Return to School and Autism – a Mother’s perspective

The return to school is upon us and with more challenges than ever,  especially for the autism community. Transitioning back to school is already a challenge and change in routine from summer activities and schedules can be daunting. Adding in the possibility of new teachers, classmates, paraprofessionals, and therapists can complicate this transition even more. The threat of the delta variant has made the return to school frightening and confusing for caregivers whose children are too young to be vaccinated

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Autism and Meltdown Management

Meltdowns can be terrifying for both the autistic individual and the caregiver. As a mother, I’ve found myself feeling utterly helpless at times when my child is experiencing a meltdown. Seeing your loved one on sostrsss and not knowing if anything you are doing will provide comfort can be overwhelming. I find myself strategizing to develop prevention, so anything I can to prevent meltdowns. I’ve found that therapy, sensory work and practicing coping skills to manage frustration and anger has 

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Autism and Advocacy

We talk so much about advocating for our loves ones with autism. As a mother with a young child diagnosed with autism, I use the world advocate frequently. In fact, it’s become a constant in my daily vocabulary.  Personally, I have advocated for my child by fighting for testing and diagnoses. This allowed him to gain admission into school programs. I’ve advocated for the school services he needed. I did this through requesting PPT meetings and creating a case for

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App version 1.0.4 is available now!

The newest version of Rootines, 1.0.4 is available now. So what’s in it? The big news in this release is the ‘share profile’ feature. This can be found by clicking on profiles on the bottom navigation bar.     Then click on view profile of the person you’re tracking, Within the profile itself, you will see a share feature – the same icon you see on your phone if you’re sharing a document.      When you select this button, a new screen

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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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