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.

P to the 6th Power: Helping Children with Special Needs Take Flight

P to the 6th Power: Helping Children with Special Needs Take Flight https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/children-with-autism-take-flight/

I remember sitting at the wooden desk in my fifth-grade classroom feeling like one of the luckiest girls in the building. Standing by the chalkboard was a young, male teacher who was equal parts bumbling and wise. (I should clarify that this excitement was not at all rooted in the blushing cheeks of a schoolgirl […]

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HELP: My Special Needs Child Struggles with Motor Skills at School

HELP: My Special Needs Child Struggles with Motor Skills at School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-struggles-with-motor-skills/

My son who is nine years old has delayed milestones. He has difficulty with repetitive speech and cannot communicate about what is done or taught in class. He is a very bright student, but due to weakness and his lack of fine motor skills, he is not able to copy from the blackboard. He also lacks […]

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Halloween Doesn’t Have to be Scary for Special Needs Kids

Halloween Doesn't Have to be Scary for Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/halloween-doesnt-have-to-be-scary

Halloween is a holiday for children. Kids loves nothing more than dressing up in crazy costumes, running from door to door, and collecting candy to shove in their faces when the night is through. Well, not every kid loves those things. My son Lucas doesn’t. In fact, Halloween is full of some of his least […]

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Five Tips to Help Make Summer Trips Exciting With Special Needs

Five Tips to Help Make Summer Trips Exciting With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-to-make-summer-exciting/

Splash Pads, Amusement Parks, Family Vacations For many families, summertime can be a source of family bonding, excitement, and fun. However, summer activities can quickly turn hectic. Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) crave stability. Meltdowns may seem inevitable whenever a child is thrown off a routine without warning. As a parent, it can […]

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How to Plan a Great Trip to Disney World With Special Needs

How to Plan a Great Trip to Disney World With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/great-trip-with-special-needs/

A trip to Disney World is supposed to be fun for the whole family, including your child or teen with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Identifying the potential trouble areas and activities and preparing in advance will make a significant difference for your whole group and allow you to navigate the parks with ease. Since the […]

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Healthy Play Diets: The Best Way to Set Limits on Screen Time

Healthy Play Diets: The Best Way to Set Limits on Screen Time https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ ways-to-limit-playing-time/

In my work as a clinical child psychologist, I frequently encounter parents bewildered by their kids’ fascination with video games, social media, and other screen-based technologies. While problems with these technologies seem to be worse with kids diagnosed with ADHD or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), even many of the siblings of my patients would choose […]

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Autism Toys for Children: Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Best Gift for Your Child With Autism

Autism Toys for Children: Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Best Gift for Your Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-toys/

What are the best autism toys for children? Children are so different from one another and so are their needs. Does your child like physical activity? An indoor ball pit or trampoline might help your child with autism expend some energy. What about sensory issues? Many kids benefit from soothing toys such as stress balls […]

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How to Improve Self-Help Skills With Video Self-Modeling

How to Improve Self-Help Skills With Video Self-Modeling https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/improving-skills-with-self-modeling/

Does your child need help brushing his/her teeth? Can your child wash his/her hands without help? Will your child do simple chores around the home, like making his/her bed, without your help? Assisting your child with these and other self-help tasks daily can often bring stress to your life. If you can teach your child […]

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Q&A HELP: My Non-Verbal Child Laughs After He Hits People

Q&A HELP: My Non-Verbal Child Laughs After He Hits People https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-laughs-after-hitting-people/

Question: My non-verbal four-year-old son started hitting people and himself and laughing. We thought he was just testing us, but the behavior has gotten worse over the past few months. We don’t know how to make him understand that he can’t do this. I think he’s frustrated because he can’t speak.—Christian Answer: This story is […]

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The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single Step

The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single Step https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/road-to-independence-with-special-needs/

My 18-year old stood before me, body rigid, shaking, frustrated…”I want to live on my own!” he declared. I had been asking him for the better part of the day to put away his clean laundry and empty the dishwasher, and he hit a tipping point, tired of my constant, repeated requests. It was an […]

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