Category Archives for "Autism Articles"

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 does the Affordable Care Act benefit people on the Autism Spectrum?

Care coordination and client-centered care are promising concepts by Maayan Jaffe More than one-third of individuals in Ohio diagnosed with a developmental disability are dually diagnosed with a mental health disorder, according to a report published by the Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence for Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities (MIDD CCOE). Ohio’s statistic are in-line […]

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Changes Made to Policy to Affect Thousands of Children with ASD

Valuable changes to U.S. policy have recently been made at the federal level over the past couple of months, potentially affecting thousands of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. These changes will essentially help those people denied coverage and give them access to appropriate autism treatment. In July, Medicare & Medicaid Services declared that comprehensive […]

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Mallory’s Marvelous Muffins

I had the pleasure of reviewing Mallory’s Marvelous Muffins because they not only have the typical occasion baskets (such as holiday, get well, bereavement, congratulations, thank you, specific corporate baskets and many more) but they also have autism awareness baskets. They have many flavors of muffins, cookies, and coffee cakes. They even have customized gluten-free […]

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Targeting Language Delays

Book review Targeting Language Delays

By Caroline Lee Many children with autism spectrum disorder need assistance with their listening, language, and whole-word reading skills. The book, Targeting Language Delays: IEP Goals & Activities for Students with Developmental Challenges, written by Speech-Language Pathologist Caroline Lee, sequentially teaches these vital skills using more than 100 goals and activities that can be used […]

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What Age Should My Son/Daughter Start to Talk?

What Age My Son/Daughter Should Start To Talk?

Question: Syed asks, “My son is 2 1/2 and does not talk yet. He has no words, only babbling. He has also signs of autism like hand-flapping, walking on his tip-toes, and other forms of stimming. He is registered at our local special needs office where we live. We are very worried about him and […]

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Highlights from the August Autism Conference

Highlights Autism Conference

By Jaclyn Hunt MA, CASs This year’s National Autism Conference was held at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel from August 4 – 7th. It was comprised of keynotes, presentations, and workshops designed to share the latest information on Autism Spectrum Disorders. On average, 1,500 to 1,800 people attend this particular event, and because there […]

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Q and A Do sugary foods make children with autism more hyperactive?

Sivakumari asks: My daughter loves to eat ice-cream and cake. She will get angry and scream if we do not buy it. How can I stop her from doing this? Also, it is true that sugary foods make children with autism more hyperactive? Hi Sivakumari, thanks for your questions. Your daughter is a girl after […]

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Precious Time: Maximizing the Progress of Children with Autism through Insurance-Funded Home-Based Services

The education of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) generally falls into two major categories – school-based instruction and home-based instruction. While the two service types aren’t mutually exclusive, as a parent or caregiver, you can only focus on what you do at home outside of the school system to help the child. In order […]

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Interview with Dr. Maria Wynne

Interview Dr Maria Wynne

Interview with Dr. Maria Wynne Leslie Burby: Hi, thanks for joining me, I’m Leslie Burby, editor-in-chief of Autism Parenting Magazine and today we are here with Dr. Maria Wynne of Wynne Solutions and today we are going to talk about Tele-health. Thanks for joining me today doctor. Dr. Maria Wynne: Thanks for having me. Leslie […]

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Sensory Activities that children will want to do

I noticed this summer that beanbags have made a comeback in society. In my family, they are somewhat of a staple. My two children that are on the spectrum have a tendency to throw. I learned when my oldest was young that bean bags help lessen the incidence of throwing. Therapists suggested buying a bean […]

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