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Amy KD Tobik

Amy KD Tobik, 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.

Issue 57 – Conquering A New Year

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  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Let’s Hear It For This Year’s Special Contributors A 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 Autism A leading attorney and autism/children’s rights advocate […]

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Issue 53 – Working Toward the Future

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  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Expert Advice: Bridging the Gap Between Learning and Living The 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 Autism An […]

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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 41 – Celebrating Family

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  Subscribe today and save 50% Features:   Five Tips for Enjoying The Season with Your Special Needs Child Excellent 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 Hands Meet an motivational young autistic woman with […]

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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 Anxiety Authors 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 Stay […]

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Putting the Squeeze On Sensory Processing Disorders

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Industrial Designer Lisa Fraser never imagined she would one day become an award-winning and celebrated entrepreneur. “It was never in my plans – it sort of just happened,” said the 28-year-old from Vancouver. “I wanted to alleviate discomfort and develop a tool that could help children with autism function better in their daily lives. I […]

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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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Issue 27 – Embracing a New Year

Dear Readers, The start of a new year provides an opportune time for change – a chance to wipe the slate clean.  From a pledge to lose weight, reduce debt or quit a unhealthy habit, the first few weeks of January are typically filled with a mixture of really good intentions. While all these resolutions […]

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Issue 26 – A Season of Peace

Dear Readers, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Everywhere you go… The excitement has begun. From crowded stores with festive music and lights to jam-packed streets, the very preparation for the holidays can be overwhelming. If you can find a way to prevent it all from becoming too demanding for your family, there […]

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