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.

Public Places – The Need to Stay Strong and Courageous

The other day a friend asked me what the hardest thing in my life is when it came to raising my daughter. Questions like these make me incredibly happy. My daughter, Lexi, is a bit on the unique side in that she has multiple diagnoses. She has both Down syndrome and West syndrome, paired with […]

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Your Child with Special Needs Is Entitled to a Free and Appropriate Education

By Areva D. Martin, Esq. In the famous story, Rashoman, four blind men feel an elephant. “Why, an elephant is like a tree,” says the one man feeling the animal’s leg. “No, my friend, it’s like a snake,” claims the one feeling the beast’s trunk. “You are both wrong,” says the third who is holding […]

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Will My Daughter with Autism Lose Her SSI If She Works?

Randall asks: “My daughter receives SSI (Supplemental Security Income), which is vital to her support.  She also has the ability to work.  If she does work, will that impact her SSI?” Randall, Thank you your question. Since your daughter already receives SSI, then she can earn more than $1,090 per month from working; however, the […]

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New Research: Program Offers Help for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

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Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is closely aligned with autism in that most individuals on the autism spectrum have significant struggles with SPD (autismspeaks.org). Children with sensory impairments find it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, resulting in challenges such as clumsiness, anxiety, and social and behavioral problems.  Additionally, many of them have sensory-related sensitivities […]

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Discovering the Joy – One Family’s Journey on the Spectrum

Some people know exactly what they want to be from the time they were little. I would go back and forth as a child wanting to be a veterinarian, teacher, and social worker. However, the one thing that I knew I wanted to be was a wife and mother.  I anticipated the day that I […]

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Simple Ways to Integrate Fine Motor Coordination, Strength and Dexterity Activities

As a busy mom of three kids, I love writing these types of articles;  articles where I share  activities that can really set the stage for major skill development while promoting child independence and confidence (plus, they will hopefully allow you to have a second or two to do a thousand other things…or sit). I know […]

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HELP: My Autistic Child is Absolutely Terrified of Storms Now

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How do you handle high anxiety of a child on the spectrum? My son is 12 years old and where we live there is a hurricane coming soon. Everyone is talking about it and he is terrified. He gets upset when it rains and he cries because he’s scared. With others he appears angry and […]

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The Rewards of Creating a Special Time with Attention-Seeking Children

Special Time is a technique which helps a child understand exactly when they will receive undivided attention, as a means of reducing anxiety laden attention seeking behaviors, or as a means of improving relationships when the child is defiant or alienated. Suggestion of this technique in no way implies that this child does not receive […]

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Excellent New Ways to Help Your ASD Child Talk at School

We were chatting before our IEP (individualized education plan) team meeting.  Michael, Jacob’s Dad, was narrating the special moments he shared with his son. “Every morning Jacob and I wake up at 5 am. It’s Daddy-son time.  Jacob and I laugh as we play cars and Bat Man. Even when I don’t understand Jacob, it […]

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Understanding My Children with Autism in a New Way

As a parent of two children with autism, I have a decade and a half of intense experience with autism. What I did not know until recently was that my experience goes much further than that. Our story is pretty typical of many families with autism. Our son seemed to be developing relatively normal. He […]

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