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Top autism articles previously published in Autism Parenting Magazine that focus on issues that affect people with autism, including Asperger’s syndrome. Articles include best ways to master skills and find everyday solutions.

How to Make Friends on the Playground With ASD

How to Make Friends on the Playground With ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/make-friends-on-playground-with-asd/

The playground represents a time for having fun where children laugh, play, run around, and form friendships. However, for a child with autism the playground is like being lost in a foreign country without knowing the language. The playground is chaotic, unpredictable, loud, and over-stimulating. We often see children with autism walking the perimeter of […]

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Families of Children with Disabilities Need and Deserve a Village

Families of Children with Disabilities Need and Deserve a Village https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/families-of-children-with-disabilities/

Parents Under Pressure: Struggling to Raise Children in an Unequal America recounts the stories of six overburdened families slogging through the cracks in America’s support systems. In one chapter, Victoria and Nathaniel, whose child has autism, cerebral palsy, and limited ability to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), find obtaining and coordinating services as strenuous […]

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Benefits, Uses, and Importance of Occupational Therapy for Autism

Benefits, Uses, and Importance of Occupational Therapy for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/occupational-therapy-for-autism

What is occupational therapy? The role of occupational therapy for autism is to help the child participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. (“About Occupational Therapy,” 2019) Occupational therapy takes a holistic approach to the client’s wellbeing. It addresses the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects […]

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Pathological Demand Avoidance for Autism (PDA)

Pathological Demand Avoidance for Autism (PDA) https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/pathological-demand-avoidance-autism

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance? Pathological Demand Avoidance is a behavior profile seen in people with autism. A person with this trait refuses to follow demands that can be considered part of daily life such as going to school, eating dinner, or going to bed. This uncooperativeness is said to be based on anxiety and […]

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Benefits of ABA Therapy for Autism

Benefits of ABA Therapy for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-therapy-for-autism/

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy? ABA Therapy is a method of treating people with autism and other behavioral challenges by modifying behavior using positive reinforcement. This approach employs the principles of applied behavior analysis, which states that desired behaviors can be developed using a rewards-and-consequences system. In this method, a therapist identifies and […]

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Craniosacral Therapy and Sensory Integration

Craniosacral Therapy and Sensory Integration https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/craniosacral-therapy-and-sensory-integration/

What is Craniosacral Therapy? Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a non-invasive, touch-based therapy that is part of cranial osteopathy. This therapy involves applying gentle pressure on the skull, spine, and parts of the pelvis. It is used by osteopaths, chiropractors, and massage therapists to relieve pain and discomfort. Practitioners claim that craniosacral therapy can melt away […]

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Greta Thunberg: Making the Most of Your Differences

Greta Thunberg: Making the Most of Your Differences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/greta-thunberg-making-most-differences/

In 2003, a girl named Greta Thunberg was born in Sweden. When that girl was eight years old, she first learned about the very real threat of global warming; a threat humans had caused with their own hands. At the same time, she was assured those hands could work to fix it. If we just […]

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A Conversation With the Next Special Needs Caregiver

A Conversation With the Next Special Needs Caregiver https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/conversation-with-special-needs-caregiver/

I just had an eye-opening conversation with the brother of an individual with autism and his father. The Dad is in not only going through the process of creating a special needs plan designed to care for his son with autism but also prepare his eldest son to take over as caregiver someday. I wanted to […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Rayni Anderson Brindley

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Rayni Anderson Brindley, Senior Vice President of Organizational Development with Devereux, who is responsible for […]

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Multi-Talented Man with Autism Spreads Hope and Awareness

Multi-Talented Man with Autism Spreads Hope and Awareness https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/man-spreads-hope-and-awareness/

Autism Warrior: Russell Lehmann Award-winning motivational speaker, poet, author, and advocate, who continues to overcome his personal struggles with autism to travel the world and share his knowledge, compassion, and hope. In 2003, eleven-year-old Russell was admitted to the psychiatric ward at his local city hospital and stayed for five weeks. Later that fall, he […]

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