Autism Parenting Magazine provides information on a number of subjects to help parents and educators. You can see a list of our subject categories below
Articles that focus on changing behavior (used to be called behavior modification) using positive reinforcement; applied behavior analysis is a teaching method used to help children with autism learn to their full potential.
Articles that focus on standing up for people with autism; includes individuals, groups, non-profits, fundraisers, etc. who actively fight for and support spreading awareness and creating an understanding. Includes legal fights supporting people on the spectrum.
Articles that focus on overall health and autism; may focus on weight and making good food choices.
Top support to help families navigate the many stages of an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis from early screening and detection to ways to manage a new diagnosis. Learn when to seek out professional advice and what happens following a diagnosis to include supportive personal accounts of the autism journey.
Articles that focus on staying well, eating right and healthy recipes.
Articles that focus on recently published autism-related books. These may be listed as What’s New on the Bookshelf or they may be a book excerpt (sample of the verbatim text).
Articles that focus on health concerns and solutions such as dealing with allergies, the benefits of chiropractic care, yoga, holistic approaches, etc.
Articles that focus on autism research, news and the latest reports to help guide people on the autism spectrum and their families. These up-to-date articles can include medical news and innovative programs surrounding autism.
Articles that focus on keeping people on the spectrum safe; may include information on wandering, community safety, water safety, handing emergency situations, preventing abuse, etc
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.
Articles that focus on a wide range of tools, services, programs and teaching methods that can potentially help someone on the spectrum reach their potential. Sometimes the words ‘treatment’ and ‘intervention’ are used as well.
Articles that focus on children who feel threatened by other people through the use of threat, force, abuse, intimidation, aggression. Includes teasing and belittling.
Articles that focus on speech delays, the challenges of holding conversations, understanding statements, questions or needs, connecting with other people. Sometimes will include taking language too literally, missing sarcasm. Also may include a parent or carer communicating with a school on behalf of someone with autism.
Top support for parents of autistic children during the COVID-19 pandemic, including social stories and visual schedules. Discover expert tips and coping strategies for autism families throughout quarantine. Learn the best ways to deal with heightened anxieties, the benefits of teletherapy for mental health, how to foster communication with an ASD child, plus sought after educational advice.
Articles that focus on learning, teaching, classrooms, home-schooling, Individual Education Plans (IEP). Also includes articles on going to college.
Articles that focus on preparing people with autism for jobs as well as work opportunities available to people on the spectrum.
Articles that focus on the financial challenges related to people with autism (Supplemental Security Income (SSI), government programs, savings accounts, wills, cost of programs, therapies, a lifetime of care). This includes articles by financial advisors.
A list of our magazine publications
Articles that focus on a meltdown (also called sensory meltdown) which can be described as a reaction to feeling overwhelmed, especially when there is too much sensory information to process. Articles may include warning signs, ways to handle a meltdown and ways to possibly avoid.
Articles that focus on tips and guidance for parents on managing autism, ways to make life easier, balancing family, forming relationships, etc.
Articles written by people affected by autism (mom, dad, grandparent, sibling) or someone who is on the spectrum sharing personal accounts, happy moments, fears, etc.
Articles that focus on teaching a child with autism to use the toilet; best practices for the bathroom and toilet issues.
Resources that are helpful for parents with autistic children
Articles that focuses on all aspects of getting a child with autism to bed, from preparing for bedtime and advice on routines to helping a child stay in bed for the night.
Articles that focus on basic social interaction, guidance on ways to help people on the spectrum connect with other people (especially making friends), sharing interests, understanding social cues, reactions, nonverbal cues, other people’s feelings, body language, facial expressions.