Autism: Planting the Seeds of Spirit

  I love morning glories. They represent life to me, opening in the morning and closing at night. So I planted morning glory seeds in my garden this spring, imagining the beautiful twisting vines bursting with the beautiful, blue uniquely shaped blossoms. The vines grew but even up to yesterday, no flowers. And fall is … Continued

Autism Spiritual Approach: Time for Miraculous Results

  Autism Spiritual Approach® : Probably NOT What You Think! The timing is great to share what Autism Spiritual Approach is, and just as important, what it is not. It’s Back to School time and it’s our mission to make your life easier. Teachers. Parents. Therapists. Providers. Sound ok so far? Autism Spiritual Approach is … Continued

Autism and Sound Therapy: Use Your Voice as a Calming Tool

  I learned something so valuable from my friend and sound therapists Elizabeth Huxtable—a sound therapy tool that we now use as part of Autism: The Spiritual Approach to Intervention. And you have this tool with you all the time. At home. In the classroom. In the therapeutic setting. It’s your voice! At a moment’s … Continued

Isabelle Rapin: A Continued Influence on Autism

  Dr. Isabelle Rapin, a continued influence on autism and a renowned teacher, passed away this week at the age of 89. Dr. Isabelle Rapin often expressed that the favorite part of her work was her joy in teaching. She is well known for bringing the concept of autism to the forefront when autism was not … Continued

Nurturing Parents and Educators of Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Nurturing Parents and Heal Longing, Foreboding and Fear   Why do we suffer and experience pain when there is a longing in most people to live in harmony, peace, and compassion?  Why do we experience a sense of unease, longing, foreboding and fear? Healing these reactions is one effective way to nurturing parents and educators. … Continued

Autism and Supporting the Non-Verbal Child

Autism and the Non-Verbal  “When you have a non-verbal child, you must become a non-verbal parent.” I love this quote from parent Caroline Coleman, Cornwall, England talking about her own journey with her now 30-year-old son. Caroline also adheres to the less is more concept in communication. Within the 4-steps of Autism The Spiritual Approach … Continued

Sandra’s Autism Blog

  Read blog posts now My name is Sandra Alexander. I am the author of Autism: The Spiritual Approach to Intervention and the corresponding guidebook, Children of the Cosmos.Thank you for taking then time to visit my blog. Sign up for FREE book excerpts and contact me directly through our welcoming Experience and Explore website. … Continued

Take The Spirit Temperament Test: Calm Autism Behavior Tips

On a regular basis, as parents, educators, and providers of kids on the autism spectrum, we need to examine their own energy balance and tend to self-care. That’s easier said than done when we can feel so overwhelmed and tired. How can we even consider self-care when self-care feels like just one more thing to … Continued