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Josephine Blagrave

Josephine Blagrave

Josephine Blagrave is a faculty member at California State University, Chico. She directs the Chico State Autism Clinic where she has worked for over 10 years training students to work with individuals with ASD and their families. Email

Why It’s Important to Embrace Autism Research

Why It’s Important to Embrace Autism Research https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/why-important-embrace-autism-research/

Research is very important for parents to understand—unfortunately, it isn’t something that a lot of families have time for or can easily access. It may seem that research exists in an ivory tower. I want to inspire you to embrace research. It helps inform the practitioners and teachers that work with your loved one on […]

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The Latest Autism Research Presented at the INSAR Annual Meeting

The Latest Autism Research Presented at the INSAR Annual Meeting https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/research-presented-at-insar-meeting/

As a parent, university faculty member and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) researcher, I have been to many conferences that focus on those impacted by ASD. When I think of my favorite and most informative, The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), formally International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) is always at the top of my […]

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Why You Need to Support Your ASD Child in Physical Education

Ways Using a Behavioral Journal Can Help with Meltdowns http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/behavioral-journal-can-help-meltdowns

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) move a lot—as a parent, family member or loved one of someone with ASD you can probably attest to that.  There can be constant movement in an ASD household: circles, spinning, running in the yard, in the house, jumping off of couches (or bookcases, or coffee tables…I’m not judging, […]

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The Importance of Activity and How to Include it in Daily Life

The Importance of Activity and How to Include it in Daily Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/importance-of-activity-in-daily-life

Before I became a parent, I judged a lot of things other parents did. Because my background is physical education, specifically, adapted physical education for kids with disabilities, I was very much a judge and juror to parents who didn’t participate in regular physical activity with their kids. Then I became a parent to twins […]

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