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Natasha Barber

Natasha Barber is the author of the children’s book series Tommy’s Lessons.  She's mom to an 11-year-old autistic son who has inspired her to become an Autism Safety Advocate Blogger. Natasha said he has given her a fair share of safety scares.  One afternoon, Joshua escaped his aftercare program and ran onto a 50mph road.  Traffic stopped, and thankfully he was not injured; however, that was the day Natasha said her sense of safety heightened immensely. She was suddenly propelled into hyper-safety mode to make sure this could never happen again. She signed up for safety workshops to learn more and found that so many other parents were uneducated and felt helpless on how to keep their loved ones from danger.  This motivated her to help them and others with what she learned on autism safety. Natasha has since developed a website, Facebook page, and Instagram focused on keeping young autistic children safe.For more information on autism advice and experiences:Blog: www.autismmomsknowsafety.com Facebook: AutismMomsKnowSafety Instagram: @thenatashabarberTo learn more about the Tommy’s Lessons Series: www.tommyslessons.com References: Consumer Product Safety Commissions https://www.anchorit.gov/ Retrieved on 01 February 2017.

Educating Children About Special Needs Can Spark Compassion

Educating Children About Special Needs Can Spark Compassion https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/educating-children-about-special-needs

When we think about autism awareness, we think about educating the community leaders; the teachers, caregivers, police officers, neighbors, family and friends.  It’s so important to make sure as many people as possible are educated in autism and the challenges and beauty autism offers because awareness is key to acceptance and respect. The more people […]

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Safety Measures You Need to Take After an Autism Diagnosis

Safety Measures You Need to Take After an Autism Diagnosis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/safety-measures-after-diagnosis

After your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a rush of thoughts may invade your mind.  Many questions might run through your mind: what do I do next? How do I prepare? Why has this happened? How do I cope? Though each question is valid, sometimes the uncertainty of it all can […]

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