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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).

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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Q&A Section – How can I make hair washing less of a struggle?

Question: How can I make hair washing less of a struggle? Answer: Ask your child (if possible) using pictures, videos on You Tube, text etc. what they don’t like about hair washing. Based on my research and speaking with several people on the spectrum this is what I have found: For some it is the […]

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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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Knowing When to Intervene

It is very difficult trying to find an equitable balance of intervention when dealing with children making friends.  However, when you add to the mix – autism- you create an inequitable playing field. As parents we strive so hard to protect and nurture our children, but when you have a child that needs social guidance […]

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Issue 17 – Autism Awareness and Acceptance!

Editor’s Letter Dear Readers, I did something that I rarely ever do this month; I watched TV. One night my husband and I decided to not work and sat down on the TV in hopes to find something to watch. He settled on Dancing with the Stars so I sat and watched in revelry missing […]

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The Right for Autism Services for U.S. Military Families

Autism Services for Military Families by Leslie Burby   If America is the “home of the free and the brave” – shouldn’t “the brave” and their families receive the necessities that they need?  There are fundraisers and drives to supply the soldiers with military equipment, boots, food and electronics to communicate with the loved ones […]

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