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A Fine Line Between the World of Giftedness and Autism

A Fine Line Between the World of Giftedness and Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/line-between-giftedness-and-autism

She cannot get her face any closer to the paper. Her eyes move furtively. Using the rivets on the pads of her fingers, she navigates through the results of the graph. Comparing her three-year-old little girl to other little girls her age feels more like a critique as she studies her daughter’s assessment. As a mother, she should be excited about her daughter’s progress; but her eyes continually dart towards the areas of […]

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A Child with a Disability in a Cold World

A Child with a Disability in a Cold World http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-disability-cold-world

He needs to learn to order his own food—something that is easy for most, but not easy for him.  So you drive up to a fast food restaurant and roll down his window. He orders. The drive-up server does not understand him.  She asks him to repeat.  You have to prompt him.  He repeats his […]

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Expert Advice on How to Help Girls Handle Menstruation

Expert Advice on How to Help Girls Handle Menstruation https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/helping-girls-handle-menstruation

You can’t change the radio channel fast enough. You’ve had a bad day, and you can’t make up your mind what you want to want to listen to. You scan the radio channels like you are looking for a needle in a haystack.  Then you hear it. That old song that takes you back to […]

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How to Use Peripheral Vision to Engage Your Child with Autism

How to Use Peripheral Vision to Engage Your Child with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/peripheral-vision-for-child-with-autism

It’s a PARTY. You hold an ice cream cone in front of a child’s face, and it creates a party in the brain. The child’s brain activity goes wild and sees nothing to the left or right, only seeing what’s in front of him/her. What some may not know is with a child with autism, […]

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Look At Me: The Cornerstone of Eye Contact and Relief for Depression

Look At Me: The Cornerstone of Eye Contact and Relief for Depression

  It is in our human nature that when we see something broken, we feel the need to either throw it away or to fix it. Yet, perception is sometimes reality, and it is personal judgment that makes the item seem broken. It is a gift to see beauty where others see brokenness, and a […]

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