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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.

Protecting Your High-Functioning Child without the Need for Guardianship

Tom asks, “I know there was a question regarding guardianship in a prior issue.  Based upon the questions that were posed in your answer, I am not sure if my daughter will need guardianship, but she may still need some protection.  Are there any alternatives to guardianship?” Tom, thank you for your question.  Your question […]

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Special Kitty Encourages Young Girl with Autism to Interact

They often say dogs are man’s best friend, but what about cats? Meet Thula, the amazing Maine Coon cat who has captured the hearts of millions of YouTube viewers with her delightful friendship with a six-year-old girl with autism named Iris Grace Halmshaw.  Revered as the talented girl who took the world by storm with […]

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Two New Books Worth a Quick Look


Take a look at the latest in motivational and informative books that focus on autism. Whether it’s a gift for yourself or a friend, these books are sure to inspire . I’ve Got a Stat For You: My Life With Autism By Andrew Edwards At the age of four, Andrew Edwards was diagnosed with autism. […]

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School Transitions – What You Need to Ask Special Education Needs Coordinators

Note: While the term Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is specific to the education system in the UK, the following information is valuable for any special education program. The transition to secondary school can be a challenging time for any parent, and there are a number of additional considerations for the transition from primary to […]

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Valuable Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Cope with Traumatic Events


Terrorism, school shootings, disastrous weather — these are just a few sobering reminders of the sometimes unpredictable world we live in.  In times of distress, children with autism especially need our help to navigate such confusing and scary moments.  If warranted, assistance from a qualified professional such as a psychologist, social worker, or counselor should […]

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10 Valuable Ways to Cope with Social Interaction

Coping with Asperger’s syndrome can be a day-to-day challenge for some. Unfortunately, not everyone understands what it’s like to be on the spectrum so I have developed a list of coping mechanisms that have helped me over the years.  Based on practical experience, these are the most effective strategies for dealing with challenges such as […]

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New Book Delivers Powerful Message of Kindness and Acceptance


Parents, teachers, and now entrepreneurs? All in a day’s work for Southside natives Kate Ryan and Heather McCarthy, whose first foray into the book publishing world —​ Someone Special: Uniquely Personalized Books —​ is poised to not only change the scope of resources for children with special needs, but also help share the message of […]

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5 Practical Ways to Help Adults with Autism Gain Employment

After I graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Master of Divinity, I was employed four years as a youth pastor. When metro Detroit experienced harsh economic conditions due to the automotive industry I found myself unemployed. For the next two years I struggled for steady employment and sank into a finical sinkhole, unable to […]

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A Sneak Peek… Sticks and Stones- A Father’s Journey Into Autism


In his memoir, teacher Hank Smith shares his valuable insight on raising of a child on the spectrum. Sticks and Stones tells the story of Ian, a boy who was diagnosed with autism thirteen years ago.  The story takes place at the beginning of the current wave of children being diagnosed with autism, before there was […]

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