Understanding Sexual Identity

Understanding your older child’s sexual identity and desires isn’t always easy. Meet one family that has successfully navigated this journey.  Understanding our place in the world is difficult enough; trying to understand our human sexuality can make it even more difficult. This article is designed to help families of young people on the spectrum gain

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Teaching Safety Skills to Students with Autism

When it comes to being safe at home or out in the world, our children and all of us as parents and guardians need to understand the potential dangers so we can plan ahead, teach, and help keep everyone secure. Many parents who are adjusting to their child’s individual patterns of behavior can be surprised

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Police Officers and Kids on the Spectrum

A veteran police officer shares an on-duty interaction with an autistic teen that inspired lifelong efforts to bridge special needs knowledge gaps in law enforcement. Many years ago, when I was a new police officer, I was sent to the home of a woman who was having trouble with her 16-year-old son. That was all

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Keeping Kids with Autism Safe When Violence Erupts https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/keeping-autism-children-safe

Every school must prepare for the unthinkable: violence in the building.  That violence can come from two specific sources: an “internal” source, like a student in the school, or an “external” source, like an intruder that gets into the building with the intent to hurt or kill people. Our administrators, teachers, support staff, and students

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