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Emily Daniels

    Emily Daniels

    Emily Daniels is a psychotherapist and social worker in private practice in Fort Collins, CO who supports families with children with disabilities. Emily runs groups for young people on the spectrum and provides individual, sibling, parent and partner counseling using a strengths-based approach. In addition, Emily is the mother of a 10-year-old, super-enthusiastic boy on the autism spectrum. Visit websites at www.danielscounseling.com and www.thesociallearningproject.com

    Critical Reasons to Offer Support to Autism Siblings

    Critical Reasons to Offer Support to Autism Siblings https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/critical-reasons-offer-support-autism/

    When you are little, it’s hard to understand why your sister seems to get upset all the time, why she is impossible to calm down, why she hits and throws things for no reason, why she doesn’t have to finish her dinner (or even sit at the table), why she won’t play with you, why […]

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    For Better or Worse: How to Overcome the Effects of Autism on Marriage

    For Better or Worse: How to Overcome the Effects of Autism on Marriage https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/effects-of-autism-on-marriage/

    My marriage almost ended. The daily stress and energy expended to advocate for and raise my active and unusual child on the autism spectrum led to complete exhaustion and meltdown. There was simply nothing left for anyone else, including my spouse. Hyper-focus on my son’s well-being, coupled with differences between my partner and me in […]

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    Three Amazing Ways Mindfulness Can Impact Special Needs Parenting

    Three Amazing Ways Mindfulness Can Impact Special Needs Parenting https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mindfulness-can-impact-special-needs/

    Before you shrug off mindfulness as a trendy buzzword found on supermarket tabloids or at a local yoga studio, hear me out.  Mindful parenting is not complicated, nor is it something that you have to make time for; it is simply about being present. It’s an evidence-based practice that works. It’s about stopping and noticing […]

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    Is Parenting Stressful? There’s Help!

    Is Parenting Stressful? There's Help! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/is-parenting-stressful-theres-help/

    Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed by ongoing therapies, the latest Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, or just trying to get your kid to eat something (anything) besides chicken nuggets? Studies show that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience more stress than those of typically developing children or even those with other developmental disabilities. […]

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