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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 Warrior: Brian Lyons Eleven-year-old Brian, also known as Jr. Fire Chief Brian Lyons, is a vibrant youth leader with a heart of gold. Diagnosed with autism when he was three years old, Brian relied on sign language to communicate until he was around four. Brian’s world changed one day when he and his mother

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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

Developed in 1991, Social Stories for kids with autism have gained massive popularity among parents and special educators. There is a social story available for many common scenarios, from making friends to washing hands or maintaining personal space during COVID-19.  In this ultimate guide we discuss everything you need to know. [thrive_leads id=’15668′] Why is

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It’s a new year, and the possibilities are infinite! While we’re energized about the future, we also want to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to our supportive autism community over the past year. Honestly, everyone deserves applause. As we look back on 2019, we are inspired by the exceptional group that has

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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The Ultimate Guide to Autism Therapies and Solutions Finding the best method for treating autism is often a challenge for the loved ones of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Because no two people with ASD are exactly the same, it’s vital to choose a method of treatment and therapy and an intervention

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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Product: Speech Blubs is a video- and voice-based app constructed with the purpose to boost children’s imitation and speaking abilities through play. “I’ve had it [Speech Blubs app] for less than a week and he’s already saying more!” Cost: $9.99 monthly subscription fee What’s special about this app is that it uses videos of real

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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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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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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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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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A new year is upon us, and it’s time to celebrate! While we are excited about the future here at the magazine, we’re also delighted to look back at the past year and say thank you to our loyal readers and advertisers who have supported our community. We are proud of the strong and compassionate

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Looking for a way to entertain and educate your children during lockdown? We compiled a list of the best autism apps for kids and adults with developmental difficulties. Available on iOS and Android these special education apps can help with communication, social skills and even problem solving. These apps were designed for individuals on autism

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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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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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Product: Let’s Go Shopping! App Cost: $3.99 The Let’s Go Shopping! App was developed by parents for parents. It is designed to encourage children on the spectrum to explore and integrate themselves into a supermarket environment at their own pace, whilst making sense of their own thoughts and feelings. It gradually introduces children to the

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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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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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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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What is L-Carnosine? L-Carnosine is classified as a dipeptide, which is a compound made up of amino acid molecules that are linked together. It enhances frontal lobe function in the brain. Research suggests that it is also a powerful antioxidant. A synthetic form of carnosine is available and sold as a supplement to help treat

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According to a recent study, more than five percent of sperm cell mutations scientists believed to have appeared in a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could, in fact, be inherited. Such mutations were seen in a subset of a father’s sperm cells, according to an unpublished study conducted by the University of California, San

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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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Autism Warrior: Ernie Els, South African professional golfer, founder of the Els for Autism Foundation, along with Liezl Els and Marvin R. Shanken Location: Jupiter, Florida Accomplishments: Ernie Els has 70 professional career victories to his name, including four Major Championships, two World Golf Championships, and a record seven World Matchplay titles. Off the golf course,

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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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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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Best Probiotics for Autism Autism researchers believe there is a strong link between the functioning of the brain and the gut. They claim that several types of diets and probiotics can help treat children with autism. With the very large number of foods and recommended diets out there, how can you determine what works best

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Are you a bit stressed about finding great gifts for the people you love on the spectrum this holiday season? While some kids with autism are quick to rattle off a wish list of toys, not everyone can express what kind of gift they would like. What is a good gift for an autistic child?

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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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Friendship can lead to some of the most amazing achievements. When Sharon Jalette of Farmingville, NY, was asked by a friend to create an identifying tag for her nonverbal child with autism to wear in the car in the event of an emergency, she jumped at the chance to help.  As the child of a

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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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Where are the best schools for autism near me? Quick Navigation Autism School in the United States of America (USA)AlabamaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaIdahoIllinoisIndianaKansasKentuckyMarylandMassachussetsMichiganMissouriMiriam: The Learning Disability ExpertsNew JerseyNew YorkNorth CarolinaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonAutism Schools in CanadaAlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNova ScotiaOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanAutism Schools in the United Kingdom (UK)EnglandScotlandWalesAutism School in AustraliaAustralia As we all know, no two kids diagnosed with autism