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.

Autism and Depression: Connections Between Autism, Mental Health, Emotions, and Other Co-Relating Conditions

Autism and Depression: Connections Between Autism, Mental Health, Emotions, and Other Co-Relating Conditions https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-and-depression/

What is depression? Psychiatry.org defines depression as a medical illness that causes “feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.” People with autism, particularly teens and adults, are prone to depression. At this stage of their lives, autistic teens and adults have more social experiences. As a result, they can go […]

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10 Ways To Help Your Child on the Autism Spectrum Prepare for Periods

10 Ways To Help Your Child on the Autism Spectrum Prepare for Periods https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-child-autism-prepare-periods/

Menstruation can be a scary and overwhelming experience, especially for young people on the autism spectrum. As a woman diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, I know how imperative it is to provide the right information to parents and autistic young people to help alleviate some of the uncertainty surrounding menstruation. I spent more than two years […]

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New Study Reveals Support Gap For People With Special Needs

New Study Reveals Support Gap For People With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/study-support-people-special-needs/

United Cerebral Palsy and the ANCOR Foundation released their The Case for Inclusion 2019 report that analyzed how well state programs, especially Medicaid, are meeting the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The study did find some continued positive changes including the move away from institutions into community living; however, the study also […]

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HELP: Why Does My Child With Autism Flap His Hands?

HELP: Why Does My Child With Autism Flap His Hands? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-with-autism-flap-hands/

Is it better to let a child with autism flap his hands or should you stop it?– Jane Dear Jane, This a good question an one I’ve been asked many times about as an occupational therapist because many people consider it to be “self-stimming” and “sensory” in nature. This is possible, but as with any […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Chip Wright

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Chip Wright https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/an-exclusive-look-chip-wright/

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 Chip Wright who is the father of a son with autism and serves on the […]

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Autism Warrior Siena Castellon Passionate Teen Helps Young People With Learning Differences

Autism Warrior Siena Castellon Passionate Teen Helps Young People With Learning Differences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/siena-castellon-young-people-learning/

Autism Warrior: Siena Castellon Creator of www.QLMentoring.com, a fun and engaging website designed by a teen to provide mentoring, support, resources and information specifically tailored for autistic youth and children with learning differences. Siena is autistic, dyslexic, and dyspraxic. She also has ADHD. When Siena was 13 years old, she searched online for information about […]

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Building Magical Connections Under the Sun

Building Magical Connections Under the Sun https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/building-magical-connections-under-sun/

There she was, about 50 yards away from our camp, near her big blue umbrella in the warm sun. She was seated in her low-to-the-ground beach chair with her solitary green bucket nearby. She loved to watch the ocean birds, the seagulls, the packs of quick-footed sand peckers racing back and forth while poking at […]

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Inspired Man With Autism Wants to Reshape Education For All

Inspired Man With Autism Wants to Reshape Education For All https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/inspired-man-autism-reshape-education/

My name is Matthew Punter and I have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and pathological demand avoidance (PDA). Early this month I was invited to Cambridge University for consideration to study psychology and behavioral sciences. Unbelievably, two years prior I had the literacy age of a seven-year-old and knew nothing of the world […]

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It’s Time to Let My Amazing Teen with Autism Be Her Own Person

It's Time to Let My Amazing Teen with Autism Be Her Own Person https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-teen-autism-own-person/

I knew it was coming and I’m ashamed to say I honestly didn’t want her to go. Not because I thought she would have a less than stellar time, but because I knew she would be flying solo, dancing alone, placidly moving amongst her peers in a school gym minus the entanglements of awkward middle-school […]

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Heaven Must Be a Little Like My Dance Class

Heaven Must Be a Little Like My Dance Class https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/heaven-must-like-dance-class/

I enter the room late. My brother drives me to ballroom dance class on time, but I get stuck in the car and can’t move. I have this pair of swim goggles that I had just modified, having cut out all the rubbery parts except for most of the strap. I am enjoying the crisp […]

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