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Autism Parenting Magazine Author Provides FREE Holiday Tip Guide for Parents

Autism Parenting Magazine Author Provides FREE Holiday Tip Guide for Parents https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/holiday-tip-guide-for-parents/

During the busy and event-filled holiday season, parents of special needs children are often depressed and isolated. Many mothers and fathers feel as though a spotlight is being shined on their lives, and that their families fail to measure up to the so-called “normal” families portrayed in ads, TV programs, and movies. This can create […]

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Seven Ways To Strengthen A Special Needs Friendship

Seven Ways To Strengthen A Special Needs Friendship https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-strengthen-special-friendship/

“Maria and Toni are going to be so surprised when they come over. I can’t wait to see the expression on their faces when I tell them the truth.” They think we’re having a barbeque in my backyard but it’s not true. In reality, I’m treating them to a special lunch at our favorite Italian […]

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Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs Dads

Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs Dads https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gifts-for-special-needs-dads/

Happy Father’s Day! I’m writing this letter to let you know how much I appreciate you and the important role you play in my life. There’s no greeting card that could possibly tell you how much you mean to me. Fathering a special needs child requires inner strength, patience and extraordinary love for one’s son […]

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Five Tips For Enjoying the Season with Your Special Needs Child

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You just got off the phone with your cousin.  She’s excited about her holiday dinner and wants you and your family to come.  It’s a tempting offer.  She’s cooking holiday favorites, inviting people you haven’t seen in ages and buying small gifts for all the kids. But you’re thinking of declining; somehow, you just can’t […]

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5 Ways For Back To School Success With Your Special Needs Grandchild

Back-to-School Success with Special Needs Grandchild

Dear Mom and Dad, I’m writing this letter on National Grandparents Day to let you know how much I appreciate you and the important role you play in my family’s life.  There’s no greeting card that could possibly tell you how much you mean to us. I know that having a special needs grandchild can […]

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4 Ways To Cheer Your Special Needs Child’s Graduation

Ways to cheer your special needs child's graduation

The party goods, decorations and refreshments are in the basement.  The customized cake has been ordered.  The invitations for your special needs child’s high school graduation party are in the mail.  And in a few weeks, family and friends will join you to celebrate this wonderful and joyous occasion. Now there’s only one thing left […]

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Shed the Stress: Seven Ways To ‘Spring Clean’ Your Life

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The time for spring cleaning is finally here, and while you’re spending time de-cluttering and clearing away the cobwebs in your house, you may find that it’s time to give your life a little spring cleaning, too. With all the pressures of work, a home, and a special needs child, you might feel that your […]

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3 Ways to Revitalize Your Marriage After Having A Special Needs Child

Remember your first few Valentine’s days with your spouse? Maybe you went on a special date, got each other gifts, or did something wild and crazy. Maybe you just sat together and shared quality time. Now add the years.  Add the kid(s) you’ve had, the bills you’ve gained, the pets and the house. On top […]

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