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    Ewa Omahen

    Ewa Omahen, PhD is a resident of Novi, Michigan, and a mom of 15-year-old son with autism Patrick, who attends Northville Public Schools. He uses a communication app and sign language to communicate. Ewa works as a psychologist for Walled Lake Consolidated Schools. She is an avid advocate for all "differently-abled" children. Patrick and the students she works with continue to be sources of hope and inspiration. For more info visit www.kindeyepublishing.com and www.amazon.com.

    Are IQ Tests Really Useful When Evaluating A Child With Autism?

    Are IQ Tests Really Useful When Evaluating A Child With Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/evaluating-a-child-with-autism/

    Standardized cognitive testing is a complicated subject when it comes to assessing children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their social, communication, sensory and behavior problems compound the difficulties in administering a standardized measure. The tests rely heavily on the subject’s language skills, ability to interact with others, motor planning and execution, and behavioral regulation. Typically, […]

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    Motherhood – A Reflection of My Younger Self

    Motherhood - A Reflection of My Younger Self https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reflection-of-my-younger-self/

    “I just want him to talk.” I heard these words recently from a parent in one of my schools, a young mom whose four-year-old son attends an Early Childhood Education program. I see her often as she drops off and picks up her son. In her eyes, I catch a glimpse of my younger self—scared, tormented by doubts, […]

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    Amazing Ways AAC Can Improve Communication for Your Child

    Amazing Ways AAC Can Improve Communication for Your Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aac-can-improve-communication-for-autism

    One of the most difficult things to cope with as an autism mom was my son’s inability to speak. I remember hoping and praying that speech was going to develop and reassuring myself that it was a matter of time and the words would emerge by perhaps the next holiday or birthday. I recall having […]

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    A Letter of Encouragement Inspires Special Needs Families

    A Letter of Encouragement Inspires Special Needs Families https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/letter-inspires-special-needs-families

    When Ewa Omahen met a woman at work who was in a state of despair over her son’s disabilities, she chose to reach out. As a mother of a 15-year-old son with autism, Ewa well understood the challenges that go hand-in-hand with raising children with special needs. Take a look at the touching letter Ewa wrote encouraging […]

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