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Leslie Burby

Leslie Burby

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).

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5 Easy Accommodations for Special Ed or Struggling Learners A special education teacher shares easy accommodations that can be made in the classroom for children with autism and other disabilities. 7 Social Skills Activities for Kids The ability to engage in teamwork, read emotions, share and make friends are all key social skills that are […]

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Consider the child when purchasing a gift. Just as you wouldn’t buy a truck for a Barbie loving little girl – nor should you purchase a 8+ science kit for a child with a cognitive ability of a three year old. I’ve often had people come right out and ask me, “What do I buy […]

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Issue 20 – Science of Supplements

 If you would like to buy a single issue you can buy it using our iOS App or get a PDF version on gumroad at https://gum.co/kqfz Alternatively if you would like to get these automatically delivered to you, you can get a subscription emailed to you by subscribing at https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/pdfsubscription/ Issue 20 features:Bike to the Future by Eric Chessen10 Things […]

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Sensory Corner

Sensory Corner

Sensory Corner One of the greatest things you can do with your child is play. If they have sensory sensitivities, then helping them with sensory regulation through play is even more important to your child’s development.  Below are some fun ways to incorporate sensory play while playing with your kid/s. Flour One of the biggest […]

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Issue 19 – Power of Language

Editor’s Letter It has been a tough month for the autism community being cast in a negative light.  Choosing which language to use is extremely important!  In the past month, someone commented on how we should stop using the term Asperger’s because it doesn’t exist anymore. To that I would like to explain: 1. I ask […]

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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 – http://www.nacdd.org/about-nacdd/council-listings-map.aspx#Connecticut Get the grant application forms that fit you and your family’s specific needs from the Vocational Rehabilitation and Public […]

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Issue 18 – Potty Training

 Editor’s Letter Dear Readers, I’m not sure if Screen-Free Week is an American thing to get children away from watching TV and playing video games or if it is worldwide, but my children have been challenged by their school to get creative to keep all their screens (iPad, tablet, computer, and television) off.  One day in an […]

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Issue 16 in Paperback – Only $4.99

Last month we explained the problems we were having producing a cost effective print magazine. As a small niche magazine that is self funded, we don’t have the resources to do full scale print runs to keep the costs down. Many traditional paper magazine publishers are going out of business due to the costs of […]

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Issue 16 – Keeping Kids Active

 Editor’s Letter Dear Readers, When my daughters were young I found it impossible to join groups or activities. My daughters were born only twelve months apart and for most events there needed to be a 1:1 ratio of parent to child. Plus I could only go to locations that were big enough to have an elevator to […]

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Autism in the Blood?

Autism in the Blood? by Leslie Burby Recently in the news, autism and blood tests have been a common thread.  The two main companies that seem to have caught my attention the most for autism research are Lineagen Incorporated with its FirststepDX genetics program and SynapDx Corporation on its quest to find a blood test […]

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Early Signs of Autism in Children – Diagnosis and treatment options

We are proud to announce the release of Leslie Burby’s latest book, Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers, Infants and Babies. The book provides a practical guide about how to identify the early signs in:· Speech Repetition Play Fixations Gastrointestinal complications Feeding Sensory Processing It highlights the developmental milestones that your child should be reaching from […]

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Wholeness and Completion Issues

Wholeness and Completion Issues by Leslie Burby If your child or a student that you teach, seems defiant or like they “just won’t listen,” then you need to read this article. When my daughter, (who has Asperger’s Syndrome), was a toddler I had concerns that she was deaf at times because of the way she […]

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Issue 13 – Surviving the Holidays

Featuring:Navigating the Holidays by Jeannie Davide-RiveraChristmas is Coming by Renee SalasInterview with Candice Chaktoura of Signing Autistic Lives by Leslie Burby5 Helpful Tips to Make Your Child’s I.E.P Meeting More Tolerable Than Terrifying by John MewsAutism in the News: FAA Allowing PEDs on airplanes by Megan KellyMallory’s Marvelous Muffins by Leslie A. BurbyThe Nod by […]

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Issue 12 – Helping Grandparents Understand the Complexity of Autism

Featuring:Grandparents and Autism by Kimberlee McCaffertyA Weekend Away by B’s dadDivorce, Autism, and Blended Families by Nick MalcuitEvent Recap by Leslie A. BurbyHoliday Gift Giving Guide by Leslie A. BurbyFitting Fitness into the ASD Household by Eric ChessenRelax Bottle/Timeout Timer by Johanna SpauldingBook in the Spotlight: Rules by Trev’s MomSaving My Sensory Hide by Alyssa […]

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Issue 11- Deciding if Halloween is Right for Your Child?

Featuring:What is Your Child for Halloween by Ewa SroslakMasquerade by Renee SalasInterview Caroline and Kyle Coleman by Leslie Burbysocial story examples about Trick-or-Treating by Leslie A. BurbyStaying on Track at School by Brian Katkin of Uptospeedtutors.comAutism in the News by Leslie A. BurbyDon’t Desensitize – Recognize by Jaclyn HuntBook in the Spotlight: Editorial Review of Raising Cubby by John Elder RobisonQ&A Section […]

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