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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.

Autism – The Silent Ruler

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I struggle to fit in with some children at school, I don’t really know if this should be the rule? I understand I’m different at times but I still have feelings and I want to be kind, “Just calm yourself down love give your arms a wee rest,” my dear sweet mum, she’s doing her […]

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Workplace Opportunities For All People On The Spectrum

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If you are the parent of a teenager with autism you may have already begun to think about what adulthood will bring for your child with respect to viable living options, access to necessary services and social opportunities. If you are the parent of a “high-functioning” teen, you may allow yourself to picture a future […]

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Brain Balance Takes a Look at the Challenge of Sensory Processing Disorder

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“I can’t wear those jeans!” “No, I won’t eat mashed potatoes!” “Agh, don’t make me touch that!” These statements and tantrums are often how Sensory Processing Disorder shows itself in a child.   Sensory processing is the brain’s recognition of receptor (eyes, nose, skin, taste, vestibular, etc.) driven input, and the interpretation, integration, and prioritizing of […]

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Living Autism Day By Day – A Focus on Family Strength

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Like any parent, my initial reaction to the autism diagnosis of my son John left me stunned and, for a moment, confused. It was not my first foray with having a special needs child though, as my eldest has Tourette’s. But all the same, the first blow left me breathless. This was an entirely new […]

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New Ways to Be Happy and Healthy While Parenting an ASD Child

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Parenting a child on the autism spectrum can be very rewarding, however, it also comes with unique challenges. Some of the unique differences that parenting a child on the spectrum can bring are feelings of isolation due to anti-social behaviors that are often extreme and aggressive; the need for constant routine and daily repetitive tasks; […]

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Successfully Securing Your Special Needs Child’s Care for Life

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Question: I am a 75-year-old Dad of a daughter with autism. My daughter has her own car and is quite independent.  She lives with me and we just moved closer to my son so that when I die my daughter could stay in this new house, and my son could help her.  She really only […]

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Trehalose: The Promising Supplement You’ve Never Heard About

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We are always looking for something new and something better. What’s the newest invention? What’s the newest discovery? Where’s the answer that’s going to change my world! It’s that constant and never ending hope that propels our search. The need for 100% is necessary. While we should always have gratitude for the things we have, […]

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Helping Your Autistic Child Soar — An Exclusive Interview with Temple Grandin

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Temple Grandin warmly recalls her days spent as a young girl growing up the youngest of three children.  As she affectionately describes the countless hours she spent outside experimenting with balsa wood toy gliders and reconfiguring kites for test runs behind her bicycle, Grandin paints a charming picture of life during simpler times. “I used […]

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A Quick Look at ASD Literary Finds

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We have uncovered two newly-published books that provide a perfect fit for both parents and children during the back-to-school timeframe.  For a child experiencing anxiety, we are highlighting a lovely picture book by author Annette Rivlin-Gutman that encourages children to find their inner calm.  Parents and caregivers of children on the spectrum are sure to […]

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Professional Tips for Combating Stress and Anxiety in the New School Year

As the holidays draw to a close and children (and parents) get excited about the beginning of a new school year, for many children living with autism, the new school year cause higher levels of stress than normal. Our role as parents and teachers is to help these young people experience school with as little […]

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