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Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In The New Year?

Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In The New Year? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-years-resolution-autism/

I never cared much for New Year’s resolutions. While the premise behind them is positive, the timing never seemed to make sense. If I’m planning on making productive changes to my life, why wait until a certain date to begin?  Even if you do, why assign a strict year-long time period to achieve them? It […]

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Halloween Doesn’t Have to be Scary for Special Needs Kids

Halloween Doesn't Have to be Scary for Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/halloween-doesnt-have-to-be-scary

Halloween is a holiday for children. Kids loves nothing more than dressing up in crazy costumes, running from door to door, and collecting candy to shove in their faces when the night is through. Well, not every kid loves those things. My son Lucas doesn’t. In fact, Halloween is full of some of his least […]

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Fatherhood: The Powerful Bond with My Special Needs Son

Fatherhood: The Powerful Bond with My Special Needs Son https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/father-son-powerful-bond

Every year, my son’s aide makes me a Father’s Day card. She carefully cuts, colors, and shakily writes out “Happy Father’s Day” with what I assume is her non-dominant hand.  Then she signs his name and sends it home. When it’s given to me, I offer a huge smile and ask, “Lucas! Did you make […]

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