Category Archives for "Education"

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

How to Use An ABA Approach to Advocate For Your Special Needs Child

How to Use An ABA Approach to Advocate For Your Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-approach-for-your-special-needs/

The Planning and Placement Team (PPT) room…it’s an intimidating scene for any parent to enter, stuffy with professionals defined by their never-ending acronyms: OT, PT, BCBA, SLP. Someone hands you your procedural safeguards, a maze of words defining your rights as a parent of a child with special needs.  On the table lies a stack […]

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How to Improve Important Skills Through Special Accommodations at School

How to Improve Important Skills Through Special Accommodations at School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/important-skills-through-special-accommodations/

Although students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) vary greatly across multiple domains such as age, intellectual ability, social and communication development, degree of behavioral challenges and family support, there are some accommodations and procedures that are helpful to very many students with ASD as they attempt to maintain behavioral self-control and make progress in their […]

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When Special Education Fails to Be Special

When Special Education Fails to Be Special https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/education-fails-to-be-special/

Whether you call it special education or exceptional education, your expectations for its role in your child’s life are high, as well they should be. As parents of special needs students, we face decisions that parents of typical students rarely consider. Public, private, or charter school? Consider homeschooling? Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan? Standard diploma […]

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What You Need to Know About the Benefits of Taking Gap Year With Autism

What You Need to Know About the Benefits of Taking Gap Year With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/taking-gap-year-with-autism/

As a parent, it’s natural to approach life’s tasks in familiar sequences. We hold our toddlers’ hands during those wobbly first steps, stand close by during ventures onto the playground, sit in the bleachers watching our children run on the soccer field, then wave goodbye when they run the local 10K. We walk our children […]

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International Provisions for Kids With Special Educational Needs

International Provisions for Kids With Special Educational Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/kids-with-special-educational-needs/

The world is constantly evolving. Technology and medicine are becoming ever more advanced, while society is constantly striving to become more understanding, compassionate, and accepting towards our fellow people. Historically speaking, this understanding and compassion have been less than giving towards those with special educational needs (SEN) requirements, fortunately as we as a population learn […]

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Best Ways Special Needs Parents and Teachers Can Create a Dialogue

Best Ways Special Needs Parents and Teachers Can Create a Dialogue https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-ways-to-create-dialogue/

No matter if you consider yourself aggressive, assertive, or the least confrontational person on the planet Earth, when it comes to our children, most of us have a special level of emotional intensity and defensiveness when it comes to defending their well-being. This can be magnified if we believe our children are not as capable […]

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The First Day Of School: What You Need To Know To Be Prepared

The First Day Of School: What You Need To Know To Be Prepared https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/first-day-of-school-preparation/

The first day of school for any child can be one filled with anticipation, anxiety, excitement and the unknown. Especially for a child with autism. Parents are not immune to these feelings as well, as it is a huge step for the whole family. With that said, there are many things to keep in mind […]

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How to Fight for the Best Education for Your ASD Child

How to Fight for the Best Education for Your ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-education-for-asd-child/

As the mother of six children, three autistic, three not disabled but in speech for a few years each in elementary schools, I have gone to way more than my fair share of educational meetings at school. Over the decades fighting that red tape, I have learned some ways to make the process less of […]

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Easy Ways You Can Create a Comprehensive IEP/504 Plan Home File

Easy Ways You Can Create a Comprehensive IEP/504 Plan Home File https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-create-plan-file/

By now you (and your child) are probably breathing a sigh of relief that you made it through another school year. Most likely the last thing you want to do right now is to think about the next school year. That’s perfectly understandable. It’s okay to allow some time to decompress and forget about it […]

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Back to School Advice for Parents With Kids on the Spectrum

Back to School Advice for Parents With Kids on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/back-to-school-advice-for-parents/

Change is difficult for all of us and change is an ever-constant factor in our lives.  It is an even bigger deal for a child who is on the spectrum.  One of the biggest changes occurring each year for our children is getting ready for a new school year which can include hectic planning with […]

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