Being an autism parent is no easy task and when planning routines, working on behavioral and communication skills, and preventing meltdowns is on the top of your agenda, a movie night might be just what the doctor ordered. In fact, it really is, with the National Library of Medicine revealing movies are not only a

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in Resources for autism by Shannon Tollman, BA

Diagnosis, earliest possible intervention and finding the best available resources—supporting your child on the spectrum is well, a lot. South African parents just starting out on this journey may wonder where to start… South African parents with special needs children often comment in awe (and envy) about the resources available to children in first world

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in Resources for autism by Yolande Loftus, BA, LLB

Developed in 1991, Social Stories for kids with autism have gained massive popularity among parents and special educators. There is a social story available for many common scenarios, from making friends to washing hands or maintaining personal space during COVID-19.  In this ultimate guide we discuss everything you need to know. Why is a Social

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in Resources for autism by Amy Tobik, BA

Are you a bit stressed about finding great gifts for the people you love on the spectrum this holiday season? While some kids with autism are quick to rattle off a wish list of toys, not everyone can express what kind of gift they would like. What is a good gift for an autistic child?

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in Resources for autism by Amy Tobik, BA

As parents who quickly become attuned to our child’s strengths, struggles, and achievements, it can be daunting to imagine handing our kid off to a teacher come August. We hope these new adults in our child’s life understand our child just as well as we do. Selecting the right academic environment for your student may

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Where are the best schools for autism near me? As we all know, no two kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are alike. Children with autism learn differently and have a wide range of developmental and educational needs. Unfortunately, teachers and support staff don’t always understand the special needs of children diagnosed with autism,

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Are you having a tough time finding autism friendly products and services when you need them? Is it hard to find locate autism friendly activities, vacation spots or sensory toys? Providing families affected by autism and those individuals diagnosed on the spectrum with the latest information is a key objective here at Autism Parenting Magazine. 

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in Resources for autism by Amy Tobik, BA

Are you looking for autism resources to help you and your child? With its vast amount of data and accessibility, the Internet has become a powerful tool in the search for up-to-date information. The problem is we often don’t have the extra time needed to go through the infinite amount of information. As part of

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