Shed the Stress: Seven Ways To ‘Spring Clean’ Your Life


The time for spring cleaning is finally here, and while you’re spending time de-cluttering and clearing away the cobwebs in your house, you may find that it’s time to give your life a little spring cleaning, too. With all the pressures of work, a home, and a special needs child, you might feel that your […]

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Making Waves: Surfers for Autism


Immediately, I notice a problem. The surfboard I picked out for Lucas seems to be too small for his height. But as I’m about to find out, he’s a pro in these situations. He plops onto the bright green surfboard, and I, along with another volunteer, push him out about 15, 20 yards where the […]

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Issue 36 – Managing School Stressors

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 35 featured image

Dear Readers, Is it really time to count down the final days of summer? Just when we finally got into the swing of the summer holiday how, we ask, can it possibly be time to switch gears again?  While it may seem a little early to think about school, the sooner your family prepares for […]

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Tips on How to Improve the Health and Happiness of Our Children on the Spectrum


Addressing and treating the underlying pathologies of ADHD and autism can lead to marked improvements – without the side-effects of medication… Our children are often hyper, moody, anti-social, anxious, sleepless and unfocused. Traditionally, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed by psychotherapists such as myself, psychologists, and psychiatrists, who recommend traditional therapy and medications to […]

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The Calming Effects of Essential Oils

ASD Essential Oils

More and more we are hearing about essential oils and the benefits of using them. Some time ago, I remember reading a thread in a private autism parents group. The gist was divided; half were for essential oils, half thought it was just another waste of time. Some parents even had the misconception that people […]

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Scuba Diving: A Soothing Adventure


As a parent, one of the hardest things you’ll have to do is watch your child struggle.  At the age of five, our son was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.  When he turned nine, at an attempt to have a “typical “birthday party, we invited 10 kids to come scuba diving.  It was something most kids […]

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Top Ideas to Create a Calming Sensory Bedroom Space

Innovative Ways To Create a Peaceful and Calming Bedroom Space

Phones, television, computers, wires galore.Sound effects, flashing lights.Here they come, hit the floor!Sensory Overload Is The Malady Of ModernityThere is no question that the over-stimulation of our sensesis out of control and has become a huge cause of stress and anxiety.Some of us can work around it and others can’t possibly begin to filter it.Everyone […]

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6 Benefits of Yoga for Children with Autism

6 Benefits of Yoga for Children with Autism

As the identification of autism is on the rise, now 1 in 68 children according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), parents, educators and other professionals continue to be faced with the challenges of supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the home, school and community settings. Common challenges children with ASD face […]

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Dr. G Aspie Show – Practical Tips for Combating Sleep Problems with Asperger Kids


In this episode of the Dr. G Aspie Show, host Dr. Frank Gaskill interviews Southeast Psych’s Dr. Melissa Miller, a Sleep Specialist, about why Aspies might be prone to sleep problems. Together they discuss bedtime routines and anxieties and Miller provides some excellent nighttime tips that everyone can use to get some sleep. This article […]

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Finding Big Kid Diapers, Pull-Ups and Youth Pants For Your Child with ASD

Big Diapers, Pull-ups and Youth Pants

Six-year-old Alexander was diagnosed with moderate autism spectrum disorder (ASD) several years ago. His parents have spent years attempting to potty train him, but he just isn’t completely there yet. In fact, his parents thought several times he was potty trained and then he regressed. Alexander’s parents are frustrated by the added stress of not […]

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