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.

Special Program Provides a Safe Space for Kids With ASD to Play

Special Program Provides a Safe Space for Kids With ASD to Play https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-program-provides-safe-space/

Raising two sons on the autism spectrum, I knew I wanted to support an organization that focused on helping a wide variety of people–both kids and parents–who are navigating a similar experience. But when I started at my current role as senior director of digital partnerships at Deluxe five years ago, I never expected that […]

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Easy Ways to Teach Perspective Taking to an ASD Child

Easy Ways to Teach Perspective Taking to an ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/easy-ways-to-teach-perspective/

Perspective taking is the ability to understand another person’s thoughts, feelings, wants, and needs. Have you ever wondered how to begin helping your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) understand the perspective of others? Theory of Mind deficits in individuals with autism is extensively documented in research but where do we start? How do we […]

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Ways Books, Reading and Writing Helped Me As an Aspie

Ways Books, Reading and Writing Helped Me As an Aspie https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/books-reading-writing-helped-aspie/

Sometimes children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome aren’t always able to express or understand emotions like everyone else. As an Aspie, I can tell you, we sometimes can find it hard to express how we feel at certain moments, or even know what it is that we feel. Asperger’s syndrome makes these processes more complex as […]

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Parenting A Child With Autism Is a Valuable Full-Time Job

Parenting A Child With Autism Is a Valuable Full-Time Job https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parenting-valuable-full-time-job/

I don’t have a job yet my calendar is filled with to-dos, appointments, and tasks required of me. I have a psychology degree hanging on the wall that everyone around me seems to have forgotten collecting dust as I interact with therapists that often think of me as “just another special needs mom.” I attend […]

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Autism Through My Eyes: A Successful Journey With Devereux

Autism Through My Eyes: A Successful Journey With Devereux https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-through-my-eyes/

In my first semester of college in the fall of 2007, I felt stuck. I was earning great grades, but it was a major struggle. I was confused and stressed out through the entire process, constantly feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated. I didn’t always understand what people were asking of me. By the end of that […]

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Types of Autism Behavior Interventions

https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/types-of-autism-behavior-interventions/

What is an intervention? Intervention for autism involves taking action, often with outside help, to improve a specific condition or behavior. A successful intervention requires the cooperation of the child, parent, and therapist. With consistent practice and teamwork, interventions can make a difference. There are many interventions that address the many challenges parents encounter when […]

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How to Help a Child Struggling With Sensory Issues and Self-Control

How to Help a Child Struggling With Sensory Issues and Self-Control https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-struggling-with-sensory-issues/

When a child is having a tantrum or meltdown, we tend to say, “That child is struggling with self-control.” This description doesn’t quite capture what is really going on: poor self-regulation. A child might be able to control certain actions, such as hitting one’s self or others, even when upset, but what if the child […]

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How to Help a Child With Autism With Emotional Self-Regulation

How to Help a Child With Autism With Emotional Self-Regulation https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-autism-with-emotional-self-regulation/

The stressors of a typical school day are only compounded for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They often struggle with emotional self-regulation, or the ability to moderate feelings in situations that provoke intense reactions. Traversing a crowded lunchroom can flood heightened senses, and difficulty understanding social dynamics during group projects can spark panic. To […]

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How to Build the Road to Independence With Autism

How to Build the Road to Independence With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-road-independence-with-autism/

From the moment a student is placed in an educational program, the school should be thinking about how it’s preparing him/her to travel the road to independence. While there is a wide range of cognitive, motor and communication abilities among students on the autism spectrum, they all are on the road to acquire as much […]

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Behavior Support Strategies for Children With Autism

Behavior Support Strategies for Children With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/behavior-support-strategies-children-autism/

Because autism comes with neurological differences, it is almost certain that these children will have difficulty with conventional behavior expectations. Among the common characteristics of autism which often lead to behavioral conflicts, are the following: Significant, atypical difficulties with understanding and using language. This is especially demanding in group situations where several people are conversing, […]

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