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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

Issue 60 – Sensory Tools For The Future

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Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:6 Expert Ways to Help Your Sensory-Sensitive Child DressA pediatric occupational therapist shares great tips for dressing a child when hypersensitivity to certain fabrics or surfaces is a challenge.Susan Donohoe, OTR/L The Best Academic Choice for Your Child’s NeedsA special guide to the many educational options for young people on […]

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Issue 57 – Conquering A New Year

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Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Let’s Hear It For This Year’s Special ContributorsA special recognition for our Top 15 Contributors for 2016 who have helped make Autism Parenting Magazine an award-winning magazine.Amy KD Tobik The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing AutismA leading attorney and autism/children’s rights advocate shares the vast need for the education and […]

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Issue 55 – Celebrating with the People We Love

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Why Children with Autism Need Family Holiday TraditionsGreat tips on how to prepare a rigid child for the many changes the season brings as well as the benefits of family traditions.Brittany Fichter Inspiring Boy “Breaks” Through Autism and Its StereotypesA mother shares her son’s early challenges with autism and his […]

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Best Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD – The Ultimate Guide

Recommended Essential Oils for ASD, ADHD and ADD

In recent years many parents of children with autism have become interested in the use of essential oils as a natural way to manage symptoms. In this guide we discuss everything you need to know. Quick Navigation What are essential oils? What types of behaviors can potentially be reduced? What are the benefits of essential […]

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Issue 54 – Surviving Family Challenges

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Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Expert Ways to Handle the Stressors of Thanksgiving with ASDTop guidance on how to help your child with autism handle the many challenges and stressors the holidays often bring.Lisa Jo Rudy How You Can Help Kiddos on the Spectrum Cope with AnxietyTerrific advice on ways to help your child reduce […]

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Issue 53 – Working Toward the Future

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 Autism Parenting Magazine – Issue 53Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Expert Advice: Bridging the Gap Between Learning and LivingThe founder of Special Travelers, LLC explains why it’s vital families take the lead on bridging the gap for children on the autism spectrum.Meghan Mulvenna, M.A.O.B. How to Recognize the Medical Comorbidities of AutismAn autism expert explains […]

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Issue 52 – Celebrating the Voices of Autism

Issue 52 - Celebrating The Voice of Autism

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Tips for Teaching the Most Important Social SkillsLearn about the most important social skills a child should develop to make his/her social life successful and enriching.Brett Novick, MS Smart Ways to Deal with Sexuality and AutismA retired police officer and the director of school safety and security for a large […]

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Issue 50 – The Autism Homeschooling Revolution

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Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:10 Ways Homeschooling May Be the Best Choice for Your Child with AutismA former elementary school teacher and mother to a child with autism shares the top ways homeschooling can provide the ideal learning environment for children on the spectrum.Jenny Herman From Tears to Joy: A Special Homeschooling JourneyA homeschooling […]

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Issue 49 – Understanding the People We Love

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Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Advice on Understanding and Calming Sensory Overload in ChildrenA pediatric occupational therapist and mother explains sensory overload and provides excellent ways to calm.Kimberly Zissler Syers OTR/LThe Benefits of Teaching Your Child with ASD the Value of MoneyA communication expert provides great tips on how to teach someone with autism […]

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Issue 47 – Motherhood – An Unconditional Love

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Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Using Mindfulness to Conquer Parental Stress NowExpert advice on stress reduction strategies for parents of children with autism.Dr. Neill Broderick and Colin Rhodes, M.Sc. How an Amazing Cat Changed My Child with Autism’s WorldMother to Iris Grace, the young artist known for her striking paintings, shares how the bond between […]

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Issue 46 – The Time for Acceptance

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Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%  Features:Autism Awareness – Easy Ways to Help Your Child Make a True ConnectionExcellent advice for parents on how to include children in raising autism awareness through the forging of friendships in the community.Lisa Timms Why Autism Awareness? Because No One Gains from SilenceThe mother of a young boy on the […]

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Issue 45 – Protecting Your Child with Autism

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%  Features:Your Child with Special Needs Is Entitled to a Free and Appropriate EducationBut Where Do You Start?A leading autism and children’s rights advocate explains the need to create strong parent/school district partnerships to ensure children receive appropriate placement and the best education to fit their needs.Areva D. Martin, Esq. 5 […]

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Issue 44 – Strategies for Daily Life with Autism

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%  Features:Valuable Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Cope with Traumatic EventsLearn from an expert ways you can provide comfort and reassurance for your child with autism in this ever-changing world.Karen Kabaki-Sisto, M.S. CCC-SLP Sure Fire Ways to Help Your ASD Child Go To Bed  The single mother of twin teen boys shares her […]

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Quotes About Autism 3

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“Remember a person with Autism isn’t a set of symptoms or statistics always remember and remind them that they’re a person first.” -Paul Isaacs “Yes, I have Autism, Stare if you must, I’m not paying attention to you anyway.” “I don’t think the worst thing that could happen to me is raising a child with […]

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Issue 42 – Autism: Fighting the Stigmas

Subscribe today and save 50%Features:The Never-Ending Battle for Autism RightsA Special Interview with Civil Rights Attorney Areva MartinMeet autism advocate and attorney Areva Martin who is currently representing Vityut Gopal and Parul Agrawal, and their son with autism as neighbors have filed a lawsuit in an effort to have him declared a public nuisance. A Round […]

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Issue 41 – Celebrating Family

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Subscribe today and save 50%Features:  Five Tips for Enjoying The Season with Your Special Needs ChildExcellent advice on how to optimistically and realistically plan for the holidays while enjoying time with your family.Deanna Picon Exploring Autism Handcrafted Art Made by Very Special HandsMeet an motivational young autistic woman with minimal social and language skills who has discovered […]

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Issue 40 – Conquering Stress

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Subscribe today and save 50%Features:  Ways to Unlock and Manage Your Autistic Child’s AnxietyAuthors of the book Understanding Autism share their advice on identifying and managing anxiety in children of all ages.Professor Katrina Williams and Professor Jacqueline Roberts Valuable Ways to Prepare Your Child with Autism for a Hospital StayExcellent tips for finding the care your child […]

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Issue 39 – Working Together to Communicate Better

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 Dear Readers,Communication can be tough. As we all know, many children diagnosed with autism have a more difficult time developing the language skills they need at first. Nonverbal communication, such as eye contact, hand gestures and facial expressions, can especially be a challenge. While many children with autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) develop communication skills differently […]

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Issue 38 – Keeping ASD Kids Healthy

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Dear Readers,The journey toward good health — it’s in the news every day. It’s circulated on television, social media, newspapers, magazines…we are inundated by free-flowing advice.  It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed by all the reports, as they often contradict and they aren’t always easy to follow.That’s why we have chosen to focus this […]

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Quotes About Autism 2

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“Think of it: a disability is usually defined in terms of what is missing.… But autism … is as much about what is abundant as what is missing, an over-expression of the very traits that make our species unique.” – Paul Collins, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism “I myself am opaque, for some reason. […]

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Quotes About Autism

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“Autism is not contagious, but my smile is.” “Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.” -Adrienne Bailon, Artist   “Autistic today. Genius tomorrow.” “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child […]

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Issue 32 – Striving for Independence

Dear Readers, When I think of April, my thoughts immediately go to the vast number of families celebrating National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM). It’s an excellent time to educate about autism, promote awareness and acceptance and reach out to families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With more than two million individuals diagnosed with ASD […]

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Issue 28 – Sharing the Love

Dear Readers, It’s February and love is in the air! As Valentine’s Day approaches one can’t help but envision lovely long-stemmed red roses, exquisite chocolates and maybe a cozy, candlelit dinner. It’s tradition, after all, to celebrate this day with romance. As with any commercialized holiday, however, it’s easy to get a little caught up […]

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Winning the Fight for Autism

Winning the Fight for Autism

Every time the professional fighters meet their opponents in the ring and the octagon, they must focus on their personal strengths – from physical and mental toughness to psychological and emotional drive. It’s all about being a warrior. Christian Mitchell, founder and president of Fighting for Autism, feels much the same way. An autism awareness […]

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