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Ways Emotionally Supporting Special Needs Parents Leads to Success

Ways Emotionally Supporting Special Needs Parents Leads to Success https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/supporting-special-needs-to-success/

There is an endless array of articles, advice and information on the internet about autism and its impact on families. Much of the available information includes costs of raising a child with autism. Many articles are geared towards parent experiences with applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, speech, and occupational therapy (OT), while other online information […]

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What I Wish People Understood About Autism

What I Wish People Understood About Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.comwishing-people-to-understand-autism/

Growing up, I always knew he was different, different from other people around us. But I still could never understand why, why him? When we went out in public, people would just stare at us for such long periods of time it was almost uncomfortable—it was as though they were judging us and him just […]

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The Power of Embracing What I Don’t Know As an Autism Parent

The Power of Embracing What I Don’t Know As an Autism Parent http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/embracing-autism-parent

I’m a reasonably intelligent man, but I know nothing. I’m simply a dad, only five years into my adventure as an autism parent, trying to learn and share my observations. That’s a good place to start if, like me, you want to be involved in healthy dialogues on autism. We can’t be clinging too tightly […]

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Living With Autism: The Long Journey to a Peaceful Heart

Living With Autism: The Long Journey to a Peaceful Heart http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/long-journey-peaceful-heart-autism/

Life is wonderful, then bam! You have been chosen—you have a special needs child. Now begins the whirlwind of emotions, pain, sorrow, heartache, fear, and the feeling of helplessness; each one serving as a necessary component in the long process of acceptance, healing and moving on. It’s amazing how you instantly feel you are all […]

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There’s No Room for Guilt…Only Acceptance

There's No Room for Guilt...Only Acceptance http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/no-room-for-guilt-only-acceptance/

I felt like I was on autopilot, just going through the motions, as I rushed through the motions of after-camp business after a long day at work. I’ll be honest — I don’t remember much of my interactions with my kids that evening, just a tired, “Good night, I love you,” as I trudged downstairs, […]

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Top Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Capacity for Self-Love

Top Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Capacity for Self-Love http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/enhancing-self-love-strategies-autism

Self-love is something all human beings struggle with regardless of age or ability. But when children perceive they are flawed—either from an autism label they have been given, or a negative comment from a bystander, or an expectation they cannot realistically meet—the ability to love self can be very difficult. The book, The Reason I […]

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My Son With Autism Was Born to Soar

My Son With Autism Was Born to Soar

Where did 10 years go? My first-born son, Javier, is now in the double-digits. Motherhood has been the biggest blessing, although full of more challenges I thought I’d ever face! At the end of my pregnancy, I watched a talk show featuring celebrities speak about their children with autism. Not being very informed, I listened […]

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Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In the New Year? The father of a young, nonverbal boy compassionately reviews the true value of new year’s resolutions. James Guttman Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life A speech-language pathologist, parent […]

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A Child with a Disability in a Cold World

A Child with a Disability in a Cold World http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-disability-cold-world

He needs to learn to order his own food—something that is easy for most, but not easy for him.  So you drive up to a fast food restaurant and roll down his window. He orders. The drive-up server does not understand him.  She asks him to repeat.  You have to prompt him.  He repeats his […]

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