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Janele Hoerner

Janele Hoerner is the author of Loving the Soul Beneath the Autism: An Interior Analysis of the Impact a Special Needs Child Bestows upon the Family. Her book details her son’s life, from in utero, to his diagnosis at three years of age, to concluding with the beginnings of his first year of school at five years of age. She believes her son is the greatest gift that she has ever received and wishes to help all individuals come to understand that people with special needs are an important part of our society. She lives with her husband and their five children in Lancaster County, PA. Website: www.lovingthesoulbeneaththeautism.com

When Protecting Your Child With Autism Is Misunderstood

When Protecting Your Child With Autism Is Misunderstood https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/when-protecting-child-autism-misunderstood/

It seems that we as parents of complex children are judged at every turn. But there is no judgment more supreme or detrimental as a letter from Children and Youth Services—a letter detailing you are under investigation by the government because someone in the world, as an outsider looking in, has viewed your parenting in […]

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Easy Ways to Create Some Calm for a Child with ASD This Holiday

Easy Ways to Create Some Calm for a Child with ASD This Holiday https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/create-calm-asd-child-holidays

It’s no secret that the holidays can be a very stressful time of year. The extra expectations, events, and parties that are supposed to be magical and wondrous can fall short. Too often, the season can leave adults frazzled, and as the snowflakes dance softly from the sky, children, too, can become overwhelmed. In spite […]

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Special Needs Parents: You Are Not Alone

Special Needs Parents: You Are Not Alone https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/you-are-not-alone-parents/

At times I feel very alone! Yes, I will admit it may seem very difficult to feel alone while being in the company of little children day in and day out, though there is a vast difference between being lonely and being alone. I may, in fact, have company everywhere— in my bed the few […]

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Mom Shares Ways to Explain Autism to the Extended Family

Mom Shares Ways to Explain Aspergers https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-explain-autism-diagnosis

Coming to terms with an autism diagnosis on a purely parental level can be indescribable. There is an entire spectrum of emotions that range from inconsolable sadness to incomparable relief when help has finally been found. It is a uniquely personal and sometimes misunderstood human process of emotions. I am told by various individuals that […]

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