Category Archives

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

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

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.

Autism Advocacy

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.

Autism and Diet

Articles that focus on overall health and autism; may focus on weight and making good food choices.

Autism Diagnosis

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.

Autism and Food

Articles that focus on staying well, eating right and healthy recipes.

Autism Books

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).

Autism Health

Articles that focus on health concerns and solutions such as dealing with allergies, the benefits of chiropractic care, yoga, holistic approaches, etc.

Autism In The News

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.

Autism Safety

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

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.

Autism Therapy

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.

Bullying

Articles that focus on children who feel threatened by other people through the use of threat, force, abuse, intimidation, aggression. Includes teasing and belittling.

Communication

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.

COVID-19 Coronavirus and 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.

Education

Articles that focus on learning, teaching, classrooms, home-schooling, Individual Education Plans (IEP). Also includes articles on going to college.

Employment

Articles that focus on preparing people with autism for jobs as well as work opportunities available to people on the spectrum.

Financial or Financial Planning

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.

Magazine Issues

A list of our magazine publications

Meltdowns

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.

Parental Advice

Articles that focus on tips and guidance for parents on managing autism, ways to make life easier, balancing family, forming relationships, etc.

Personal Narrative

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.

Potty or Toilet Training

Articles that focus on teaching a child with autism to use the toilet; best practices for the bathroom and toilet issues.

Resources for autism

Resources that are helpful for parents with autistic children

Sensory

Articles that focus on all sensory-type issues and abnormal reactions to or sensitivities to ordinary sensory input such as light, sound, touch, smells, balance, and sight.

Sleep

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.

Social Skills

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.

Stress

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