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Stephanie Murphy

    Stephanie Murphy

    Stephanie Murphy, LMFT writes to offer insight and encouragement for families touched by autism. She draws not only on her 30 years of experience as a family therapist but also on her personal experience as a grandmother. She is the author of two books, including Strong and Courageous: Encouragement for Families Touched by Autism, 2017. Stephanie and her husband reside in Jacksonville, Florida and live part of the year in Atenas, Costa Rica for missions work with young people. For more information visit www.stephaniemurphyautism.com

    What Role Can Faith Play in Your Autism Journey?

    What Role Can Faith Play in Your Autism Journey? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/faith-in-your-autism-journey/

    Have you ever wondered what role faith plays in your autism journey? As a Christian, I can only speak from that perspective, but I am aware that other faiths may have insights on this topic as well. Our faith in God gives us hope in what otherwise would seem like a hopeless situation. Faith gives […]

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    Great Ways to Stay Active With A Special Needs Child

    Great Ways to Stay Active With A Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/stay-active-with-special-child/

    Our family is an active family. My daughter and her husband have always loved to ride bikes, swim, and go to the beach. They enjoy travel, working out—and dining out. These activities have always been a natural part of their lives. When my grandson who has autism was very young, his parents were able to […]

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    Maintaining Strength and Courage During the Holidays

    Maintaining Strength and Courage During the Holidays https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/maintaining-strength-courage-during-holidays

    Over the years, I have treasured my memories of Christmas at my grandparents’ home. Although no specific gift stands out in my mind, the aroma of cherry pie and the sight of homemade noodles drying in front of the stove linger. These family traditions could be counted on, year after year. The warmth and sense […]

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