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Autism Articles that have been previously published in Autism Parenting Magazine.

How One Restaurateur Makes Eating Out Autism-Friendly

How One Restaurateur Makes Eating Out Autism-Friendly

Restaurant owner Andrew Iredale could hardly be described as a zealous revolutionary. He certainly doesn’t look like one. But he has introduced a radical shake-up in the way that his eatery welcomes autism-affected families—one in which campaigners hope other restaurateurs will now follow suit. As the father of Josh, an eight-year-old boy with autism, Andrew… Continue Reading

Simple Ways to Help Your Child with ASD Sleep Without Medicine

Simple Ways to Help Your Child with ASD Sleep Without Medicine

Insomnia (sleeplessness) is quite common among all age groups due to lifestyle changes and associated stressors, which also leads to anxiety depression, burn-out, and stress.  Stress can cause complicated physiological changes such as increased blood pressure, heart rate, metabolic changes, or indigestion. Sleeplessness affects children with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD),… Continue Reading

Simple Ways to Help Relieve Your Child’s Stress: Calming Cookie Dough

Simple Ways to Help Relieve Your Child’s Stress: Calming Cookie Dough

If your child has autism, you are probably quite familiar with sensory processing issues.  Although sensory processing and autism are two separate entities, they often co-exist and each can further complicate the other.  Oftentimes, children with autism have greater difficulties regulating their emotions and behaviors because processing all the sensory stimuli in their world can… Continue Reading

Retirement Decisions with a Child with Special Needs

Retirement Decisions with a Child with Special Needs

Retirement planning is an important area of an individual’s and a family’s life.  Proper planning will allow for a better life and one that is usually more enjoyable.  For most folks in the United States, retirement planning includes saving as much money as they can in their 401(k) and maximizing their monthly social security payment. … Continue Reading

A Spot on the Wall

A Spot on the Wall

When a clinician writes a book about autism, it is based only on his practical experience with a client.  When a parent/educator writes such a book, it is based on a lifetime of memories and real life experiences complete with the surprises and shocks as well as the joys and heartaches of each.  Rarely does… Continue Reading