Mental Health and Anxiety Treatment with Autism: There Is Help https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mental-health-anxiety-treatment-with-autism

Mental Health and Anxiety Treatment with Autism: There is Help

If your child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), he/she is far more likely to have one or more additional disorders—such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or a mood disorder. Current estimates tell us more than 50 percent of children with ASD have significant anxiety. It’s common for high-functioning children on the spectrum to realize they

Can Omega 3 Fatty Acids Boost Neurocognitive Health and Mental Performance?

Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Boost Neurocognitive Health and Mental Performance?

For centuries, the use of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils has been recommended for cardiovascular health, but nowadays, omega-3s are becoming increasingly popular due to their clinically proven benefits toward enhancing mental health. There are two main types of omega-3 fatty acids, known as EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), which boost mental

Issue 161 — Vibrant Autism Health in 2024 B

HOME     BACK ISSUES     FREE ISSUE     ABOUT     CONTACT     LOGIN subscribe Autism Parenting Magazine – Issue 161  BUY SINGLE ISSUE FOR $5.99 Buy Single Issue  SAVE 50% BY SUBSCRIBING Subscribe today and save 50%Features:Connections with Karen:It Is the New Year: Develop Executive Functioning Skills Through New ActivitiesHere are some ways to

Telehealth and Discrete Video Modeling for Families Worldwide

Telehealth and Discrete Video Modeling for Families Worldwide

What are the benefits of telehealth and Discrete Video Modeling (DVM) for families with autistic children across the globe? In the United States (US), an estimated 222 per 10,000 children received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 2020—one of the world’s highest rates. Only South Korea (263) and Hong Kong (372) reported greater

Building Emotional Health in Children with Pathological Demand Avoidance

Building Emotional Health in Children with Pathological Demand Avoidance

We don’t have to look very far to find research giving us rather disheartening statistics about the poor emotional health of children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Up to 70 percent of children with ASD develop mental health difficulties, as opposed to 10 percent of the typical population. Of course, as practitioners and parents of

Leaky Gut and How it Affects Health and Autism Symptoms

Leaky gut, also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a digestive disorder that develops when tight junctions loosen or become damaged, allowing undigested food, bacteria, or toxins to leak through the wall of the intestine1. Tight junctions are small gaps in the intestinal lining that promote the transfer of nutrients while preventing undesirable compounds from

Autism Diet and Nutrition: How Does it Affect Autism Health? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-diet-and-nutrition/

Autism Diet and Nutrition: How Does it Affect Autism Health?

Many parents and caregivers of children with autism are using nutrition to modify and manage some behaviors that come with being on the spectrum. Before learning about popular autism diet options for your child, it’s important to understand how nutrition plays a part in autism. While nutrition or special diets do not cure autism, there

Issue 86 – Working Toward a Healthy Life With ASD

Home Back issues Free Issue About Contact Login Subscribe Working Toward a Healthy Life With ASDAutism Parenting Magazine – Issue 86 BUY SINGLE ISSUE FOR $4.99 Buy Single Issue SAVE 50% BY SUBSCRIBING Subscribe today and save 50%What’s in this issue?Are there days when you feel completely overwhelmed? Balancing daily responsibilities can be hard, but

Routine Exercise: Achieving Better Health with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/achieving-better-health-with-autism/

Routine Exercise: Achieving Better Health with Autism

With each click, swipe, and scroll through our news feeds, new tips, trends, and techniques for achieving better health make it impossible to ignore what we already know to be true: Along with proper diet and adequate sleep, routine exercise is one of the keys to a maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, due to the

Issue 77 – Achieving Better Health with ASD

Autism Parenting Magazine – Issue 77Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Back to School Advice for Parents With Kids on the Spectrum The CEO of Jaden’s Voice and mother to a child with autism gives proactive tips on ways to make school transitions easier for both you and your child. Terri Matthews

Issue 77 – Achieving Better Health with ASD

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Back to School Advice for Parents With Kids on the SpectrumThe CEO of Jaden’s Voice and mother to a child with autism gives proactive tips on ways to make school transitions easier for both you and your child.Terri Matthews How to Plan a Great Trip to Disney World With Special

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Issue 38 – Keeping ASD Kids Healthy

Dear Readers, The journey toward good health — it’s in the news every day. It’s circulated on television, social media, newspapers, magazines…we are inundated by free-flowing advice.  It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed by all the reports, as they often contradict and they aren’t always easy to follow. That’s why we have chosen to

Issue 33 – Let’s Get Moving and Stay Healthy

The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May. — Edwin Way Teale It’s finally Spring — a time when all things seem possible.  It’s a time to shed those winter doldrums and refocus energies on finding new ways to improve the overall health of our families.  As dedicated parents, we

Autism and Puberty Aggression: What You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-and-puberty-aggression/

Autism and Puberty Aggression: What You Need to Know

As a teenager going through puberty, I experienced a rough time. There were bouts of frustration, anger, and aggression. It was incredibly difficult to control my emotions. I remember it being some of the hardest transitions of my life, and I’m considered neurotypical. For children on the autism spectrum, that transition can be even more

Baby Hair-Pulling and Autism: Causes and Management https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/baby-hair-pulling-and-autism/

Baby Hair-Pulling and Autism: Causes and Management

Hair-pulling in autism can be a surprising, often distressing behavior experienced by some babies and children on the spectrum. According to researchers, self-injurious behavior, including hair-pulling, is common in people with autism, occurring more often in females. In fact, a study of 112 children suggested that hair-pulling in those with autism occurs at a rate

Autism and Dissociation: Is There a Connection? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-and-dissociation/

Autism and Dissociation: Is There a Connection?

Individuals with ASD can sometimes exhibit a trait of social withdrawal from others. This can appear to be detachment in conjunction with a strong desire for a great deal of alone time.   In contrast, dissociation is marked by a separation of one’s thoughts or personality from a particular environment. All of us experience dissociation at

Autism and Feeding Difficulties: The Ultimate Guide https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-feeding-difficulties/

Autism and Feeding Difficulties: The Ultimate Guide

When was the last time you took a bite of food and paid attention to the skills you used? You use your lips, tongue, and cheeks to move the food to your teeth, chew it, and move it back to swallow. If this was a difficult experience that made you feel unsafe – would you

The Autism Parenting Summit Is Here!

The Autism Parenting Summit Is Here!

The global Autism Parenting Summit is returning in May 2024. Imagine 25,000 attendees, 25+ world-class speakers, 4 informative days, and 1 global event – the Autism Parenting Summit is back! The Summit, hosted by Autism Parenting Magazine, is a free virtual event on May 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. Doctors, psychologists, educators, advocates, and people

How to Help Your Autistic Child Relax After School

How to Help Your Autistic Child Relax After School

I started my career as a teacher in a school for children with severe, profound, multiple, and additional needs and then became the Head of Autism for a London Borough. Yet before my own son started school, I had images of picking him up from school, getting a huge cuddle, and spending the afternoon chatting

Autism and Paranoia: Is There a Connection? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-paranoia-connection/

Autism and Paranoia: Is There a Connection?

When we look at persons with autism, we tend to focus on the social challenges they bravely face daily.  What is less looked upon is that many of those with ASD tend to have significant and unusual fears that can impact their daily functioning. But is there a connection between autism and paranoia?  In studies,

6 Things You Can Do to Support Children on the Autism Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/supporting-children-with-autism/

6 Things You Can Do to Support Children on the Autism Spectrum

Navigating life’s challenges can be tough for everyone, but for children on the autism spectrum, the journey comes with its own set of difficulties. From struggling to fit in and make friends at school to feeling overwhelmed in social situations, the journey for these kids can often feel isolating. As a parent of two autistic

Autistic Child Refuses to do Anything? Here's how to help autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-child-refuses-to-do-anything/

Autistic Child Refuses To Do Anything? Here’s How to Help

As parents, it can be very difficult to get your children to do something you ask them to do. When you add in an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, that difficulty tends to skyrocket. This can create problems both at school and at home. So, what do you do when your autistic child refuses to do

8 Tips on How to Get a Child with Autism Interested in School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-get-child-autism-interested-school/

8 Tips on How to Get a Child with Autism Interested in School

For many parents and educators, supporting children with autism through their school year is a journey filled with both challenges and rewards. The goal is not just to figure out how to get a child with autism interested in school but also to keep them curious and engaged, opening up a world of educational opportunities

Maladaptive Daydreaming and Autism: What’s the Link? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/maladaptive-daydreaming-autism/

Maladaptive Daydreaming and Autism: What’s the Link?

We are all “guilty” of letting our minds wander and daydream. Sometimes, however, daydreaming spills over its boundaries and becomes maladaptive and disruptive in nature. For autistic individuals, this can be really challenging to deal with. Naturally, you begin to wonder: is there a link between maladaptive daydreaming and autism? Daydreaming can serve an important

Autism Hyperfixation: What You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-hyperfixation/

Autism Hyperfixation: What You Need to Know

My son loves to play chess. He can see the entire board and can even beat his teachers blindfolded. However, when he’s focused on chess, he tends to ignore anyone or anything around him. This is an example of his autism hyperfixation, which is defined as an intense state of concentration and focus. While an

Autism Social Worker: How They Can Help https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-social-worker/

Autism Social Worker: How They Can Help

Have you ever struggled with setting up appointments for doctors, therapists, or insurance for your child on the autism spectrum? Does that leave you concerned about what will happen to them when you can no longer advocate for them? That’s where an autism social worker comes into play. Whether it’s making sure those with an

7 Things to Do When You Lose Patience with an Autistic Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/losing-patience-with-autistic-child/

7 Things to Do When You Lose Patience With an Autistic Child

We’ve all been there. Our child is getting on our last nerve, and we finally lose all patience. Every parent goes through this. But children with autism react differently to a parent losing their cool than a neurotypical child does. So, what do you do when you are losing patience with an autistic child? It

Tips For Finding Autism Resources in Your Community https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/finding-autism-resources/

Tips For Finding Autism Resources in Your Community

As a person on the autism spectrum with co-occurring mental illness and depression in the past, I find community resources helpful. It helps me get the resources I need to live a happy life. But how do you find autism resources in your community? I found that if you talk to people, they are willing

Unveiling Our 2023 Contributor Awards Winners

Every year at Autism Parenting Magazine (APM) we feel blessed and thankful for all of the contributors who give their time and expertise to write helpful and informative articles for all of our families around the world. By doing so, we can provide you with the current advice and information in each issue and at