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What Parents Can Do to Support Optimal Development of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

photo of ME's autism therapy & what parents can do guest, Vanessa SlivkenChildren on the autism spectrum face many challenges, but appropriate therapy makes a major difference in their longterm adjustment and learning. There also are many practical things parents can do to support their child’s development. Vanessa Slivken, Senior Director of Autism Services at St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, joins Marti & Erin for an encouraging and helpful discussion of the important role of parents – and the importance of care and support for parents – of children with ASD.


Do you have a child with autism spectrum disorder or do you know someone who does? What helpful ideas did you hear in Vanessa Slivken’s discussion with Marti & Erin in this Mom Enough episode?


To learn more about Autism Support Services at St. David’s Center, click here.

For the Anoka & Northern Hennepin Counties Autism Resource Guide, click here.

For a list of autism book & website resources, click here.

For our show on understanding the early signs of ASD, click here.

For our show on early identification and intervention for children with ASD, click here.

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  1. Caroline McGuire on April 21, 2017

    I just wanted to let you know how much I love and appreciate this segment 😉
    Mike Wade is my dad. My little girl, his granddaughter, is the one who uses EI services.
    I cannot say enough positive things about Help Me Grow and the Early Intervention Services we have received through Bloomington Public Schools. Specifically the staff and therapists at Southwood in Bloomington.
    Thank you for bringing awareness to the availability of EI Services. It has been immensely helpful and instrumental in my daughter’s ability to progress.
    My daughter is doing really, really well and I truly believe it’s because we received the help we needed very early on.

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