Back-to-School Resources

From Autism Research Institute

Whether you’re a parent preparing a child for grade school or an adult transitioning into or out of college, the back-to-school season can present unique challenges for families and individuals with autism. Not only do schedules and priorities change, but social and sensory processing skills are tested in new environments with new people. As with any transition period, it can be challenging to navigate and cope with these changes. Take a look at these informative articles and webinars to gain insight and tips on what to expect from these transitions.

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Gut-healthy Foods for Kid’s School Lunches

From: BeautifulMessyWholeness.com

It’s back to school for many, and with it comes the resurrection of the lunch box. With the even higher stakes of having a healthy immune system, given the pandemic, knowing that the home of the immune system is in the gut, and that food is our first medicine, let nutritionist Carrie Levine offer a brainstorm of ideas to help make packing that school lunch nutrient-dense, immune-supporting, and of course, delicious!

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20 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

From: DrAxe.com

Back-to-school season is one of the most hectic times for families. From making sure everyone is up and out the door on time to shuttling the kids between after-school activities and correcting homework assignments — not to mention our own lives — weekdays can go by in a whirlwind.

Dr. Axe teams up with some of his favorite food bloggers from around the web to get their top picks for healthy school lunch ideas and quick-and-easy meals before and after the school day — all of which are kid-approved. They’ve shared lunches, dinners and snacks that are sure to be a hit with the kids and a lifesaver for you.

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