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Amy KD Tobik

Amy KD Tobik, Editor-in-Chief of Autism Parenting Magazine, has more than 30 years of experience as a published writer and editor. A graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Amy’s background includes magazine, newspaper, and book publishing. As a special needs advocate and editor, she coordinates with more than 300 doctors, autism specialists, and researchers to ensure people diagnosed with autism receive the services and supports they need for life. She has two adult children and lives in the Carolinas with her husband.

Autism Warrior: Angeline Francis Khoo Luxury Designer Empowers People With Special Needs With Training And Jobs

Autism Warrior: Angeline Francis Khoo Luxury Designer Empowers People With Special Needs With Training And Jobs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/empowers-people-training-and-jobs/

Angeline Francis Khoo is the founder of Rosie On Fire, a fashion company dedicated to hiring people with autism into roles that play to their strengths. She said was inspired to provide these opportunities after seeing her siblings, who are on the autism spectrum, overlooked in the job market. “We do this by focusing on creating […]

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Supermom Shanté Harris-Superville —Putting a FACE to Autism

Supermom Shanté Harris-Superville —Putting a FACE to Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/supermom-putting-face-to-autism/

When life becomes gets tough, Shanté Harris-Superville doesn’t back down — instead she meets it head on. This self-described cancer survivor, registered nurse in training, respite care provider, wheelchair dance instructor, cooking instructor for adults with ASD, wife, and the proud mother of an eight-year-old boy named Dylan with autism wouldn’t have it any other way. […]

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Sesame Street and APM Bring Families Together For Autism Awareness

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, Autism Parenting Magazine connected with Sesame Workshop as we share the same goal: autism understanding, awareness, and acceptance. Take a look as Sesame Street highlighted an APM exclusive Special Mom and Son Time: Talking Heroes and Muppets about a mother and son who shared precious time discussing the need […]

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An Exclusive Talk With Temple Grandin on the Benefits of ASD Conferences

An Exclusive Talk With Temple Grandin on the Benefits of ASD Conferences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-talk-with-temple-grandin/

Over the past few decades, Dr. Temple Grandin has become a respected speaker, author, and prominent advocate for autistic populations. Diagnosed with autism at the age of two and nonverbal until she was four years old, Grandin’s childhood was enriched by one-on-one speech therapy and the extra assistance of a caregiver. With a degree in […]

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Meet Richie Smith – A Remarkable Man With Big Ambitions

Meet Richie Smith - A Remarkable Man With Big Ambitions https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/remarkable-man-with-big-ambitions/

Richie Smith is a managing director of Awesometistic, a unique autism training business. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at 33 years old, Richie’s goal is to generate autism understanding and acceptance wherever he goes. Can you share with me what life was like growing up without an official autism diagnosis? Growing up without a diagnosis […]

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An Exclusive Holiday Round-Up: The Special Ways Autism Families Celebrate the Holidays

An Exclusive Holiday Round-Up: The Special Ways Autism Families Celebrate the Holidays https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-families-celebrate-the-holidays/

What does your holiday season look like? Does your family participate in a large family gathering far away, or do you prefer something quieter and more personal close to home? Are you relaxed during the festivities or do you spend the whole day stressed out wishing for a few minutes of calm and understanding? As […]

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Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon Inclusion Coordinator Inspires Others to Be That ‘Bright Light’ in the Autism World

Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon Inclusion Coordinator Inspires Others to Be That 'Bright Light' in the Autism World https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/coordinator-inspires-in-autism-world/

Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon, accessibility and inclusion coordinator at Space Center Houston in Webster, Texas. Location: Headquarters is located in Austin, Texas with satellite locations located all over North America and Europe and new programs starting in South America and Southern Africa. Accomplishments: Stephanie said Space Center Houston has always been welcoming to guests with […]

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Former Model Shares Her Heart With the Special Needs Community

Former Model Shares Her Heart With the Special Needs Community https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/former-model-with-special-needs/

Autism Warrior: Karin Taylor, co-founder of Weisberg Family Foundation and owner of Weisberg Stables. One of Karin’s most celebrated programs is called Unbridled Power, a one-of-a-kind equine assisted learning horse therapy program that focuses on helping people with special needs, veterans, and children develop critical life skills. Equine assisted learning is an incredible learning approach that promotes […]

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Compassionate ASD Coach Can Turn Adversity Into Strength

Compassionate ASD Coach Can Turn Adversity Into Strength Brian King https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/coach-turn-adversity-into-strength/

As a coach, professional workshop facilitator, and keynote presenter, Brian is celebrated for his story of resilience in the face of learning and physical disabilities to become a #1 best-selling author and successful entrepreneur. Brian survived cancer when he was 18 and lives with Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, hEDS, and multiple sclerosis.  With an emphasis […]

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