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.

How to Plan a Fantastic Summer Break for an ASD Child

How to Plan a Fantastic Summer Break for an ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/plan-fantastic-summer-break-asd/

Summer is full of memorable moments such as family vacations to the beach, day trips to the zoo, or going to a certified autism center theme park, such as Sesame Place. But as a mother of a child with autism, I’ve learned the season also involves careful and strategic planning, like any activity that is […]

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HELP: Why Does My Child With Autism Flap His Hands?

HELP: Why Does My Child With Autism Flap His Hands? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-with-autism-flap-hands/

Is it better to let a child with autism flap his hands or should you stop it?– Jane Dear Jane, This a good question an one I’ve been asked many times about as an occupational therapist because many people consider it to be “self-stimming” and “sensory” in nature. This is possible, but as with any […]

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Autism Social Skills: How to Enhance Social Interaction

Autism Social Skills: How to Enhance Social Interaction https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-social-skills/

What Are Social Skills? Social skills refer to a child’s ability to communicate with others in a way that is acceptable and appropriate. When a child has social skills, he/she can form friendships and can carry a simple conversation. Social Skills and Autism It’s a common misconception that children with autism do not make friends […]

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Autism Support Groups for Parents, Families & Children —The Ultimate Guide

Autism Support Groups for Parents, Families & Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-support-groups-for-parents-families-children

What is a support group? A support group is defined as “a group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and advice.” There are support groups for most common illnesses, disabilities, and addictions. Support groups are vital for families, friends, loved ones, and caregivers of those experiencing life’s […]

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6 Simple Tips For Helping Someone With Autism Get Into a Routine

6 Simple Tips For Helping Someone With Autism Get Into a Routine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/simple-tips-helping-autism-routine/

Starting or getting into routines can be difficult for teens and young adults with autism and  learning differences. Here are six basic steps you can use to help someone on the spectrum establish normal routines. These steps can be used by anyone looking to either get back to a routine, start a new one, or […]

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Ten Tips To Help Special Needs Parents During Autism Awareness Month

Ten Tips To Help Special Needs Parents During Autism Awareness Month https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-during-autism-awareness-month/

New York, NY, April 17, 2019 –  Raising a child with a disability, while trying to balance work and family responsibilities is no easy task for even the most dedicated parents. Managing all aspects of a special needs child daily living – including personal needs, school activities, therapy sessions and medical appointments– can be extremely […]

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Help: How Do I Know If My ASD Child Has Memory Issues?

Help: How Do I Know If My ASD Child Has Memory Issues? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-has-memory-issues/

For the purposes of IEP interventions, what is the best way to find out if your child has short term memory issues? What can cause this? I have read that it is associated with Asperger’s syndrome but what is the cause, i.e., auditory/ sensory processing, hyperfocus, petit mal, ADHD?  My son is highly distractive and has learning difficulties […]

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HELP: My Child With Autism Curses and Has Tantrums

HELP: My Child With Autism Curses and Has Tantrums https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-curses-and-has-tantrums/

Dear Rob, Hello I have a seven-year-old with autism and he has bad tantrums and curses. I’m a single mom, what can I do to stop this and help him grow out of it?  — Brissa Dear Brissa, Along with the many well-intentioned efforts to understand, manage and treat the special needs child, there have […]

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From Chaos to Peace – Using Mindfulness in Special Education

From Chaos to Peace - Using Mindfulness in Special Education https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/using-mindfulness-in-special-education/

Close your eyes and imagine walking into a classroom and seeing what can only be explained as pure chaos. You can see students arguing with paraprofessionals, a student laying on the floor and kicking his feet while he yells,  a student sitting in the corner with his hood on (no doubt trying to cancel out […]

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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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