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.

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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The Autism Journey – Finding the Best Family Balance

The Autism Journey - Finding the Best Family Balance https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-journey-finding-family-balance/

Each of us has our own autism journey, and we all go through different tests or struggles that are unique to us. But certain things are common; we do learn things from each other’s experiences. We all have an autism journey destination. Sometimes the autism journey process can be more complicated than we anticipated. It […]

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Quick Tips on Communications for Children With Autism and Special Needs

Quick Tips on Communications for Children With Autism and Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-on-communications-with-autism/

As a pediatrician, I have been taught that the developmental progress of a three to four-year-old should include well over 500 words and a child should be able to describe things and situations in a meaningful way. This milestone is one that all parents strive for as it is an important part of a child’s […]

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Ways You Can Help a Child with Autism Find His or Her Voice

Ways You Can Help a Child with Autism Find His or Her Voice https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-you-can-find-voice/

When we think of “finding one’s voice” we often think of a writer seeking the most natural and fluent way to express him or herself. When it comes to autism, “finding one’s voice” is more literal: we are often literally teaching a child to speak who has never spoken before or teaching a child to […]

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Could My Child With Autism Be Arrested? What Parents Need to Know

Could My Child With Autism Be Arrested? What Parents Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/my-child-with-autism-arrested/

What better time to initiate a conversation about encounters with the criminal justice system than during autism awareness month? As parents, we are all-too-familiar with the child who is bullied or victimized. But parents are surprised to learn that their child is at an increased risk of being detained in the back of a police […]

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Best Ways to Travel With Autism and Incontinence

Best Ways to Travel With Autism and Incontinence https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-ways-to-travel-autism/

Incontinence in autism comes with its own unique set of daily challenges. Comforting and supporting your child, preparing for accidents, and avoiding sensory triggers may leave you exhausted at the end of the day. On top of that, you may soon have travel coming up. However, traveling with incontinence is not impossible, but is actually […]

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Autism Social Skills: How to Enhance Social Interaction

Autism Social Skills: How to Enhance Social Interaction https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-social-skills/

What Are Social Skills? Social skills refer to a child’s ability to communicate with others in a way that is acceptable and appropriate. When a child has social skills, he/she can form friendships and can carry a simple conversation. Social Skills and Autism It’s a common misconception that children with autism do not make friends […]

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How to Help a Special Needs Child With Behavior Challenges: A Parenting Toolbox Approach

How to Help a Special Needs Child With Behavior Challenges: A Parenting Toolbox Approach https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-behavior-challenges-parenting-approach/

Over the years as a behavior analyst, I have been able to work with a varying number of parents and caregivers who have son or daughters diagnosed with developmental disabilities. During these interactions, it has become prevalent that strategies that have been recommended by helping professionals to reduce challenging behaviors are tough to remember and […]

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Autism Support Groups for Parents, Families & Children —The Ultimate Guide

Autism Support Groups for Parents, Families & Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-support-groups-for-parents-families-children

What is a support group? A support group is defined as “a group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and advice.” There are support groups for most common illnesses, disabilities, and addictions. Support groups are vital for families, friends, loved ones, and caregivers of those experiencing life’s […]

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