Five Strengths of Autistic Individuals https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/five-autistic-strengths/
Autism Advocacy

Five Strengths of Autistic Individuals

When a child has been diagnosed with autism, it may feel like every behavior is being closely observed and documented. We track every move and follow the recommendations from the pediatrician and therapists, and it can be exhausting. Let’s take some time to focus on the strengths of autistic individuals. Here are the top five

How to Increase Functional Communication at Home https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/increase-functional-communication/
Nonverbal Autism and Communication Skills

How to Increase Functional Communication at Home

We often think of communication as spoken words and phrases, but there are so many ways in which we communicate daily. Think of the moment when your partner, a family member, or a friend remarks: ”You look tired,” after a full day of work and taking care of the kids. I am sure your body

A Practical Guide to Creating Visual Schedules https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/creating-visual-schedules/
Visual Supports

A Practical Guide to Creating Visual Schedules

In a world that often feels overwhelming, especially for neurodivergent children, visual schedules have proven to be powerful tools to provide structure, promote independence, and reduce anxiety. A visual schedule represents a sequence of activities or tasks presented clearly and organized using images, icons, or words. They serve as a roadmap for individuals to navigate

Sociopathy vs Autism: Understanding the Differences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sociopath-vs-autism/
Autism Diagnosis

Sociopathy vs Autism: Understanding the Differences

When Vanessa’s 8-year-old boy, Kyle, continuously showed a lack of empathy, she started worrying. “Does he have sociopathy?” she wondered. Do autistic children show compassion differently? What is the sociopathy vs. autism controversy all about?  As many parents probably wonder the same, Vanessa isn’t alone in her worries. In this article, we delve into the

Read on for suggestions about which therapies to use for your child  and how much therapy is sufficient.
Autism Advocacy, General

Therapy? Which One and How Much is Too Much?

Read on for suggestions about which therapies to use for your child  and how much therapy is sufficient. I’ve been working with parents and families for nearly two decades. I have not, in all these years, met a mom or dad that said: “Parenting is a piece of cake!”  It is the most important, yet