April is Autism Awareness Month

Chances are if you own a home, you will plant a garden or flowers. There are so many benefits of gardening for you and your family.

The benefits of gardens are so wonderful for children with autism. Gardens are calm, they help with coordination, working with others, and give sensory experiences. Sometimes children with autism deal with sensory issues. Plants showcase all of our senses. When you and your kids are planting your flowers, pay attention to colors, textures and smells. Digging and watering can help with motor skills too.

You are able to introduce new foods that you grow along with ways of preparing the fruits and vegetables.

Check out this beautiful sensory garden One Life Autism Support Group built.