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Amy KD Tobik

Amy KD Tobik, A former Editor-in-Chief of Autism Parenting Magazine, an award-winning monthly international publication. She coordinates and manages an extensive group of doctors, autism specialists, and writers to create the most up-to-date news and professional guidance for families affected by autism. Magazine readers are from 30 countries, with the majority coming from the US and other English-speaking countries. A graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Amy's experience includes more than 30 years writing/editing newspapers, monthly magazines, technical documents/manuals, books, and websites. She and her husband have two adult daughters and live in the Carolinas. Website: luren2oo6.wixsite.com/jrchiefbrianlyons Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrianLyonsJrFireChief

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Product: Medical ID Bracelets from Idtagsonline.com Cost: Between $20 to $40 Introducing Idtagsonline.com, the web store dedicated to your medical identification needs. Established in 2005, Idtagsonline LLC is located in Midwest USA and has served tens of thousands of customers worldwide. We offer a modern collection of stainless-steel Medical ID Bracelets and Medical ID Dog Tags […]

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Autism Science Foundation President Shares the Best Ways to Manage COVID-19

Autism Science Foundation President Share the Best Ways to Manage COVID-19

Autism families have been significantly affected by the changes the COVID-19 quarantine has brought, so we reached out to Alison Singer, Co-Founder and President of the Autism Science Foundation, for expert guidance. Adapting to new routines while quarantined has been challenging for most families. From providing the support parents need to reduce anxieties to advice […]

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Courageous Autism Book Publisher Dedicated to Social Change

Courageous Autism Book Publisher Dedicated to Social Change https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/courageous-autism-book-publisher/

Autism Warrior: Jessica Kingsley Formerly Managing Director and owner of Jessica Kingsley Publishers Jessica Kingsley Publishers is a publishing house committed to social change. The autism list is foremost amongst its extensive publishing program across the social and behavioral sciences and is pre-eminent in this field. Specializing particularly in books on Asperger’s syndrome (autism level one), the focus has […]

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Autism Warrior Siena Castellon Passionate Teen Helps Young People With Learning Differences

Autism Warrior Siena Castellon Passionate Teen Helps Young People With Learning Differences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/siena-castellon-young-people-learning/

Autism Warrior: Siena Castellon Creator of www.QLMentoring.com, a fun and engaging website designed by a teen to provide mentoring, support, resources and information specifically tailored for autistic youth and children with learning differences. Siena is autistic, dyslexic, and dyspraxic. She also has ADHD. When Siena was 13 years old, she searched online for information about […]

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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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Issue 76 – Raising A Child with Autism

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single StepAn autism advocate and mother to a young man with autism shares their tender journey together as she teaches him essential life skills.Kimberly Reeves, MEd  Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs DadsA loving letter of thanks […]

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Asperger’s Expert Wants a World Where People with Autism Fulfill Their Dreams

Asperger's Expert Wants a World Where People with Autism Fulfill their Dreams Frank Gaskill https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/people-autism-fulfilling-dreams

Autism Warrior: Dr. Frank Gaskill Dr. Gaskill is cofounder of Southeast Psych, one of the biggest psychology practices in the United States. The practice employs more than 50 clinicians who are always ready to provide the services needed by their patients. Dr. Gaskill specializes in the treatment of autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Accomplishments: Dr. Gaskill […]

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Issue 73 – Amazing Ways To Support Autism

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Easy Ways to Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-ModelingLearn simple ways to teach social skills using an innovative tool known as Video Self-Modeling.Melissa M. Root, PhD  Special Needs and Safety: Ways To Keep Kids ProtectedFollow a three-step approach to preventing accidents or dangerous situations from occurring when a […]

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New Partnership Formed to Better Assist Autism Community

New Partnership Formed to Better Assist Autism Community https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/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 […]

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Issue 72 – Sensory Solutions For Life

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 71 - Navigating A New Year https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-71-navigating-a-new-year/

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Top Strategies To Enhance Your Child’s Capacity For Self LoveA parent coach provides two exciting activities to help encourage self-love.Connie Hammer, MSW, PCI Certified Parent Coach® Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How To Help With Co-occurring Conditions?Learn both the differences and similarities between autism and ADHD as well as […]

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Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In the New Year?The father of a young, nonverbal boy compassionately reviews the true value of new year’s resolutions.James Guttman Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s LifeA speech-language pathologist, parent coach, and autism expert describes ways to integrate […]

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Amazing Mom Transforms Language Education for People With Special Needs

Amazing Mom Transforms Language Education for People With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/language-education-for-special-needs

Autism Warrior: Laura Kasbar Creator of the Gemiini System, a groundbreaking new web-based program that helps people of all ages with autism, Down syndrome, stroke, and others with disabilities learn language and reading. Accomplishments: The Gemiini video production team recently expanded from the two-person startup that Laura founded alongside her eldest son, to an impressive enterprise of dozens […]

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Issue 69 – The Gift of Calm This Season

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Expert Advice On How To Manage Anxiety In Children With AutismA consultant psychiatrist with 20 years of clinical experience shares ways to ease your child’s anxiety and encourage stress management.Andrés Fonseca, MD, MSc, MRCPsych, FRSA Easy Ways To Create Some Calm For A Child With ASD This HolidayLearn 10 simple […]

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Amazing New Sound Reduction Vibes Earplugs Can Change Your Life

Amazing New Sound Reduction Earplugs Can Change Your Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-sound-reduction-earplugs

Product: Hi-Fidelity Vibes Earplugs protect individuals with sensory sensitivities from the discomfort of loud sounds while preserving the clarity of sound in their environment. Cost: $23.99 For decades, foam earplugs and over-ear headphones have been the standard for protecting individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory disorders from the discomfort they experience in loud […]

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Introducing the World’s First All-in-One Speech Tablet for Symbol Communication

Introducing the World’s First All-in-One Speech Tablet for Symbol Communication https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/all-in-one-speech-tablet-symbol-communication

Product:  Unlike anything else on the market, the Indi speech tablet from Tobii Dynavox is designed specifically for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and it is ideal for symbol-based communicators of all ages with speech and language disabilities, including individuals with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, aphasia, and intellectual disabilities. Cost: $999 Introducing Indi, the […]

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Issue 68 – ASD Strategies in Action

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Expert Ways to Help Tame Tantrums and Manage MeltdownsAn occupational therapist and assistive technology practitioner explains the fundamental differences between temper tantrums and meltdowns and shares strategies to help address them.Alicia Ford-Lanza, MS, OTR/L, ATP Choosing The Best Childcare For Your ASD ChildLearn great tips for finding the right daycare […]

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Regressive Autism – Why It Occurs

What is Regressive Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/what-is-regressive-autism

Has your talkative, engaged, and very energetic child suddenly become quiet and uninterested? Does your child exhibit new, unusual habits? Have you noticed speech regression? If you answered yes, then he/she may have what’s called regressive autism. Based on data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every 68 children […]

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Issue 67 – Preparing for Adulthood With Autism

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:How to Transition Your Young Adult with Asperger’s Into the World Learn ways to help your adult child transition from living at home to successfully enter the adult world.Safia Fatima Mohiuddin What You Need to Know About the Benefits of AAC EvaluationsA certified speech-language pathologist answers five commonly asked questions […]

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Issue 66 – Finding Calm and Balance

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:The Best Fidget Toys to Relieve Stress and AnxietyAn occupational therapist and owner of a sensory toy subscription service describes the most popular fidget toys that can help calm children with autism.Christina Kozlowski, OTR/L The Importance of Activity and How to Include it in Daily LifeDiscover the many ways to […]

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Issue 62 – Motherhood: An Enduring Love

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 62 - Motherhood: An Enduring Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-62-motherhood-love

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our LivesIn celebration of Mother’s Day, autism advocate and attorney Areva Martin shares an intimate look at the enduring effect of strong and loving women.Areva Martin, Esq. Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the WorkplaceAn autistic job recruiter provides points to […]

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The best schools for autism in the USA and Worldwide

What are the best schools for autism near me? As we all know, no two kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are alike. Children with autism learn differently and have a wide range of developmental and educational needs. Unfortunately, teachers and support staff don’t always understand the special needs of children diagnosed with autism, […]

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