Author Archives: Autism Parenting Magazine

Remarkable Narrative Illustrates Autism Has No Barriers

The Autistic Author and Animator, A Mother’s View Of A Daughter’s Triumph Janet Walmsley’s daughter Jenny, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), faced many challenges on the way to reaching her dream of becoming a professional animator and published author. This heartfelt story relays the importance of perseverance, courage, being positive, and strength within a… Continue Reading

How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

The new school year can be a source of stress for many children and even more so for children with autism.  There are new people to meet, new routines to learn, and all the while having to navigate this real-world environment we call school.  Communicating with your child’s teacher is critical to your child’s success. … Continue Reading

New Partnership Formed to Better Assist Autism Community

New Partnership Formed to Better Assist Autism Community

Autism Parenting Magazine recently announced a partnership with the American Autism Association. The American Autism Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting families with autistic children, and increasing awareness of the varied difficulties individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face. Their mission is to help families through their journey as they raise a child with… Continue Reading

Weighted Blankets for Autism: Reducing Anxiety and Providing a Good Night’s Sleep

Weighted Blankets for Autism: Reducing Anxiety and Providing a Good Night’s Sleep

Sensory processing disorders and autism Many children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle with sensory issues including sensory processing disorder (SPD). Chantal Sicile-Kira, “The Autism Advocate,” describes SPD as “a neurological disorder that causes difficulties with processing information from the five senses: vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste, as well as from the sense… Continue Reading