Category Archives for "Autism Solutions"

Articles for parents and/carers that focus on ways to help make positive change; can include advice on finding answers to issues that affect people with autism, such as ways to master skills, ways to cope and handle certain situations.

What to Do When Kids with ASD Become Aware That They Are Different Than Others

What to Do When Kids with ASD Become Aware That They Are Different Than Others

As children become older, they begin to develop a sense of self. This is known in psychology as metacognition: becoming aware of yourself, your thoughts, and how you relate to others. Research suggests metacognition is responsible for much of an individual’s responses in social situations and behaviors (e.g., (Nelson & Narens, 1990) (Grainger, Catherine, and […]

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Executive Functioning

Ever wonder why your son or daughter always has a hard time holding on to directions you give? Or, ever wonder why when you give the direction “Clean your room,” it never looks exactly how you pictured it in your head? Sure, children, adolescents, and young adults, at times, choose to listen to certain things. […]

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Pushing the Boundaries of Routine

There comes a time as parents and carers where we will have to support our autistic child to live in a changing environment that is not always constant and regulated within our control. While children with autism have a fundamental need for routine, it is also important that we push the boundaries of routineness and […]

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5 Things Every ASD Child Needs

Childhood is a wonderful time of growth, development, experimentation, and learning about ourselves and the world around us. Unfortunately, as adults, we often work against this natural time of development for our children. To help set the course in the right direction, here are five things every autism spectrum disorder (ASD) child needs. 1. Every […]

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When Your Partner is on the Autism Spectrum

When Your Partner is on the Autism Spectrum

Many of us have fallen in love with someone on the autism spectrum. We may only realize later, when we share children who become diagnosed as being on the spectrum, that our partner’s idiosyncrasies, amazing abilities, and literal interpretations actually are spectrum traits. Many adults who live regular lives, excelling in areas of math, science, […]

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Is There a Cure for Autism?

Is There an effective treatment for Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-treatment-guide/

Some families feel relief after an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Other families are hesitant to accept the diagnosis. Almost all families feel overwhelmed and ask, “What is the cure for autism?” There is no cure for autism, but there are treatments that can reduce some symptoms. Early intervention is key to making sure your […]

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Benefits of Weighted Pencils for Autism

Benefits of Weighted Pencils for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/benefits-weighted-pencils-for-autism/

Several reports from parents, teachers, and therapists of children with autism have noted they have minor difficulties with handwriting skills. Some children on the spectrum are not able to write as well as their neurotypical peers. It is for this reason that weighted pencils were introduced and became popular among parents and occupational therapists. When […]

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How to Help a Child With Autism With Emotional Self-Regulation

How to Help a Child With Autism With Emotional Self-Regulation https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-autism-with-emotional-self-regulation/

The stressors of a typical school day are only compounded for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They often struggle with emotional self-regulation, or the ability to moderate feelings in situations that provoke intense reactions. Traversing a crowded lunchroom can flood heightened senses, and difficulty understanding social dynamics during group projects can spark panic. To […]

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Are IQ Tests Really Useful When Evaluating A Child With Autism?

Are IQ Tests Really Useful When Evaluating A Child With Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/evaluating-a-child-with-autism/

Standardized cognitive testing is a complicated subject when it comes to assessing children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their social, communication, sensory and behavior problems compound the difficulties in administering a standardized measure. The tests rely heavily on the subject’s language skills, ability to interact with others, motor planning and execution, and behavioral regulation. Typically, […]

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