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.

What other organizations and schools are there to support?

Question and Answer Section by Leslie Burby   Someone asked me, “If the Autism Speaks Organization isn’t something you support then what organizations or schools do you support?” My answer is this: Schools and organizations that: treat autistics with the same equality and respect that they would any other person may see people on the […]

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How did I know my daughter was autistic?

My Daughter Has Autism

To be completely honest, I thought I was well educated on special education. I mean after all, I have worked with several different students with a wide range of learning disabilities, physical disabilities, etc. However, reality didn’t set in until I had my own child. Let’s face it – there is a huge difference between […]

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Autistic Teen Designer Hannah Leigh

Autistic Teen Designer Hannah Leigh by Amy Greenberg Hannah Leigh is a teenage girl with Autism that loves fashion. For many years Hannah would go to the New Jersey shore and be in awe of the heat transfer machines used to create t-shirts. Using her creative talents she partnered with Spectrum Designs a business in […]

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ASD Options for Living Independently

ASD Options for Living Independently by Megan Kelly Today there are more options than ever before for adults and young adults living independently with autism. Programs and centers have opened in many different places across the United States, giving many people access to their benefits, assistance, and services. The programs focus on helping adults of […]

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How to get an official diagnosis

Why get an official diagnosis by Leslie Burby There are many benefits to getting an official diagnosis, which many people don’t realize. With adults, an official diagnosis is essential if you intend to claim benefits. Supplemental social security income or disability insurance both require an official diagnosis. Here are some tips for people in the UK on […]

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New law that will help define restraints in school

Every parent with a child in the public school system is given a piece of paper (among the thousands we receive yearly) that informs us that our child may be restrained in school.  Unfortunately, we assume that it will be gently and not barbaric.  However, after watching ABC news, I am terrified to send my […]

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A Nonverbal Autistic Girl amazes Everyone when given a Canvas

Candace Waters -Nonverbal Autistic Artist by Leslie Burby When Candace was a toddler she was progressing at a normal rate. Her parents Sandy and Rob report that she was speaking 25 words and then all of a sudden she lost her speech and all her motor skills between two and a half and three years […]

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Autistic kids proven to be more social with animal present

In a recent study published by PlusOne.org, Marguerite O’Haire shared the results of her study of ASD kids ages 5-13 socially interacting with neuro-typical children.  The study used 99 children from 15 different classrooms and grouped one autistic child with two neuro-typicals for three ten-minute sessions with toys and then 3 ten-minute sessions with guinea […]

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Wholeness and Completion Issues

Wholeness and Completion Issues by Leslie Burby If your child or a student that you teach, seems defiant or like they “just won’t listen,” then you need to read this article. When my daughter, (who has Asperger’s Syndrome), was a toddler I had concerns that she was deaf at times because of the way she […]

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Hope for Bullied Kids on the Spectrum

Bullying by Leslie Burby Bullying is a very real and very prevalent problem among kids and teens on the spectrum.  However, a new study released by Autism Research Group (ARG) and Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) was able to prove that autistic children are able to “detect and respond to lies told by […]

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