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Leslie Burby

51FB0nhzuQL._UX250_Leslie Burby is the former Editor-in-Chief of Autism Parenting Magazine and a public speaker on autism related issues. She is the author of three autism related books: Emotional Mastery for Adult's with Autism (2013); Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers, Infants and Babies (2014); and the children's book Grace Figures Out School (2014). She resides in CT with her husband and three kids. Two of her three children are on the autism spectrum. She is a Board Member for Hope 4 Autism and is working with to encourage schools and parents to work collaboratively to improve education for all special needs students. Before becoming a mother, Leslie tutored special needs students while running her statewide tutoring company, L.D. Tutoring. She attended Franklin Pierce College and the University of Saint Joseph. Leslie spends most of her professional time writing, advocating, innovating new programs and researching the topics of autism and parenting.

Interview with Dr. Maria Wynne

Interview Dr Maria Wynne

Interview with Dr. Maria Wynne Leslie Burby: Hi, thanks for joining me, I’m Leslie Burby, editor-in-chief of Autism Parenting Magazine and today we are here with Dr. Maria Wynne of Wynne Solutions and today we are going to talk about Tele-health. Thanks for joining me today doctor. Dr. Maria Wynne: Thanks for having me. Leslie […]

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Tactile Play with the use of sand

Sensory Corner While planning sensory activities for the Activities 4 All Abilities class that I hold, I stumbled upon She had the great idea of combining sand with paint. In the summer I fully support my kids getting messy and then washing them off with the hose.  I liked her idea because it didn’t […]

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Money Saving Suggestions

Get Paid Helping Disabled Child Home

How to Get Paid for Helping a Disabled Child in the Home by Leslie Burby   Instructions Call or visit your state’s disability state council. To find your state’s disability council click the link – Get the grant application forms that fit you and your family’s specific needs from the Vocational Rehabilitation and Public […]

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Kids Cooperate – Social Sensory Cognition Therapy

Kids Cooperate Aaron Weintraub

Interview with Aaron Weintraub by Leslie Burby   Leslie Burby: Today is April 18th, 2013, and I am here with Aaron Weintraub the Director of Kids Cooperate a Connecticut social skills group  How did you come to create Kids Cooperate? Aaron Weintraub: My background is in Human Development. I attended the University of Vermont, […]

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Book Review: When the School Says No…How to Get the Yes! By: Vaughn K. Lauer

When the School Says No Vaughn Lauer

Book Review by Leslie Burby When the School Says No…How to Get the Yes! By: Vaughn K. Lauer I have to say I was eager to read this book, not that I’m not excited about every book that I’m sent but as a former special educator and now as a mother that joins a PPT […]

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11 Activities to Consider Trying with Your Child

11 Activities to Consider Trying with Your Child By Leslie Burby If one of these activities sparks your interest and there isn’t one in your town consider grouping together with some parents and starting your own organization, team, or program. I can’t possibly list every organization or group in the world but if you think your child […]

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How did I know my daughter was autistic?

My Daughter Has Autism

To be completely honest, I thought I was well educated on special education. I mean after all, I have worked with several different students with a wide range of learning disabilities, physical disabilities, etc. However, reality didn’t set in until I had my own child. Let’s face it – there is a huge difference between […]

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Book in the Spotlight: Grace Figures Out School

Grace Figures Out School by Leslie Burby   One of the biggest struggles I face as a parent with children on the spectrum is the judgmental comments that are frequently tossed my way.  This children’s book was inspired by my daughter with Asperger’s when she was told to “throw out her ice cream cone” and […]

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Q&A – How can I help a child with selective mutism?

This is the question of the month as featured in Issue Number 13 Question from Yvonne: Hi Leslie, I am a subscriber of the Autism Parenting Magazine, which I find is of great interest. I have a question, I am an educator and I am supporting a child having an autism impairment. The problem is […]

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