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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.

Can My Son Really Only Have $2,000 in His Name?


Michael asks:  I have been told that in order to qualify for certain government benefits my son can only have $2,000 in his name.  That does not seem like very much money for a person to be able to save for lifetime needs.  At this point, I am not convinced that we should even plan […]

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PREP for Social Success: A Guide for Parents of Children with Autism


Jamie Carter, Ph.D. and Ahna O’Shaughnessy, M.A. have developed a  four step program  to help parents  teach their children  diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  how to improve social skills and emotion management.  Their book, PREP for Social Success: A Guide for Parents of Children with Autism, is available exclusively through Amazon Kindle. Parents […]

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Going Green while Creating Jobs for People on the Spectrum


Imagine turning used toys into a sustainable green business that creates employment for people with autism and other challenges. PreLOVED Toys Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area 501(c)(3) nonprofit, proposes to do just that.  Discouraged by the lack of full time employment opportunities for my college-educated son who has Asperger syndrome, and so many others like him, I thought […]

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Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism: How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism


According to recent research, autism is thought to affect almost 2% of children in the United States alone. For parents worldwide, the importance of understanding what autism is and the way it affects the brain of a child as they develop into an adult has never been greater as awareness about the condition becomes more […]

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How Journaling with My ASD Son Created a Special Life Connection


Recently I was searching the house for something. We have no storage space so “storage” is pretty much anywhere I can stuff something and finding “said something” later often proves to be an all day event. I never did find what I was looking for but I did come across DC’s Journal from way back in […]

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The Most Beautiful Smile – Taking the Time to Absorb the Joy


My daughter is beautiful. I look at my baby girl and she takes my breath away. It has nothing to do with her blonde hair or her sparkling blue eyes, though they’re a nice touch. What makes my daughter beautiful is her smile. For the longest time, I couldn’t define exactly why this was the […]

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