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Angela Conrad

Angela Conrad is a freelance writer, mom to two boys on the autism spectrum, determined autism advocate, and a fun-loving person. She is the Walk Chair for the Terre Haute Walk Now for Autism Speaks. When she is not doing her advocacy work, she can be found managing her son’s therapy schedules and all the other crazy things that life brings. She enjoys reading, exercising, and helping others. For more info visit twobrothersonejourney.blogspot.com.

If You Want More for Your Child – Fight for a Strong IEP

If You Want More for Your Child - Fight for a Strong IEP https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/fight-for-a-strong-iep/

As a former Special Education teacher and a mother to two boys on the Autism Spectrum, the best thing you can do for your child with autism is to be their voice. The path to a successful life for your child depends greatly on you, their parent. I understand completely how everything that comes with […]

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A New Autism Perspective: The Other Side of the Table

A New Autism Perspective: The Other Side of the Table https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-autism-perspective-side

I’ve been on both sides of the table. I’ve been the professional telling you what your child can and cannot do. I’ve reviewed Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and have felt the hurt from parents when they review the results. I have watched parents sit in IEP meetings, crying as professionals discussed their child. My heart […]

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Ways Your Child with ASD Can Benefit from Special Education

Chances are if you have a child on the autism spectrum, you are or are going to be very familiar with special education.  Before I had my own sons with autism, I received my bachelors in Special Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. After graduating, I was a substitute teacher and then landed a […]

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Discovering the Joy – One Family’s Journey on the Spectrum

Some people know exactly what they want to be from the time they were little. I would go back and forth as a child wanting to be a veterinarian, teacher, and social worker. However, the one thing that I knew I wanted to be was a wife and mother.  I anticipated the day that I […]

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