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

Top Tips on How to Transition a Child With ASD Back to School

Top Tips on How to Transition a Child With ASD Back to School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-with-asd-back-to-school/

The time has come! Summer is winding down, and it is that of year when your kids need to start preparing themselves to go back to school.  As a parent, you have mixed emotions about starting the new school year. On the one hand, you are excited to have some “me” time again.  However, on […]

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Volunteering With Special Needs: Teaching the Served to Serve

Volunteering With Special Needs: Teaching the Served to Serve https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/volunteering-special-needs-teaching-serve/

When most people think of special needs kids and serving, they naturally assume that the recipients of the service are the special needs kids themselves. As history is proof, that is generally the case. People volunteer at Special Olympics. They are a “buddy” to a child at a school or on a sports league geared […]

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Terrific Tips for Surviving Theme Parks When a Child Has Special Needs

Terrific Tips for Surviving Theme Parks When a Child Has Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-parks-child-special-needs/

Ah, theme parks! Whether it’s Disney World, Universal Studios, or some manifestation of National Lampoon’s Walley World, theme parks are a family vacation hot-spot. But when your child has special needs the crowds, noise, and lines may make this kind of destination seem off limits. Growing up with a younger sister who has severe autism, […]

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Gaining Independence: From Cradle to Career With Autism

Gaining Independence: From Cradle to Career With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gaining-independence-career-with-autism/

I adopted my beautiful son Thomas at birth. He was my bundle of joy, the light of my life. In fact, I often remember receiving compliments from complete strangers while standing in line at the grocery store about my gorgeous blonde hair blue-eyed baby. I felt so fortunate to be the mother of such a […]

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A Changing Child With Autism Needs a Changing Parent

A Changing Child With Autism Needs a Changing Parent https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/changing-child-autism-needs-parent/

Diagnosis often brings with it clarity of thought. We are given an explanation and often concrete actions in the shape of therapy. A lot of therapy. We take our child to so much therapy that our clarity becomes lost in the fog of scheduling, implementing, analyzing, assessing, researching, changing, and repeating that cycle. Then one […]

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Summertime Activities That Will Engage Your Child With Autism

https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/summertime-activities-engage-child-autism/

It’s summertime…the dreaded time of year for most autism parents! It is that time of year when your child goes from structure to non-structure and we begin to see more and more meltdowns because of this BIG transition. Summertime doesn’t have to be full of dread and meltdowns. In fact, summertime is the time where […]

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Terrific Ways to Join Community Fun With Autism

Terrific Ways to Join Community Fun With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/terrific-ways-join-community-autism/

For many of us, when we realize our child does not interact typically or when we receive the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, we retreat from the world, narrowing our social interactions to only the most necessary while we learn to cope. My son seemed to delight in this retreat; we created a ‘nation of […]

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5 Myths About Girls With Asperger’s and Social Groups

5 Myths About Girls With Asperger’s and Social Groups https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/myths-about-girls-aspergers-group/

Think you know about girls on the autism spectrum? Well, think again. Here are five myths you may have heard about that need to be reconsidered when we think about girls who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (AS), “mild autism,” or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) level 1. This information comes from original research done […]

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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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Why the Disconnect? Are Parents Living a Balanced Life?

Why the Disconnect? Are Parents Living a Balanced Life? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parents-living-productive-life/

As a sociolinguist, (someone who studies human behavior and communication), and, more importantly, a mother of a child with autism, I fear that we as a culture are on the wrong path. While our culture is raising perhaps the most productive, specialized, and most efficient human beings on the planet than ever before, our drive […]

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