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Are Charter Schools A Good Option For Kids With Special Needs?

Are Charter Schools A Good Option For Kids With Special Needs? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/option-for-kids-with-autism/

Most parents of children with autism are actively and constantly seeking ways to help their children better. Not necessarily to “cure” them, but to help them better function in life and live it to the fullest. We spend a lot of time researching. We spend a lot of time at doctors’ offices, therapies, and Individualized […]

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Autism and Comorbidities: How to Treat One While Treating the Other

Autism and Comorbidities: How to Treat One While Treating the Other https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/treat-one-while-treating-the-other/

Q&A with Matthew Fisher, MD, Medical Leader, Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program and Outpatient Psychiatry Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) commonly experience other medical conditions or comorbidities that can sometimes mask or even exacerbate symptoms of autism. At the top of the list are psychiatric conditions, neurological issues, and even gastrointestinal […]

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How to Build Social Skills for Life Using Minecraft

How to Build Social Skills for Life Using Minecraft https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-social-skills-using-minecraft/

Video games, social media, and technology are becoming an increasingly large part of our children’s lives. Digital play is now the most common type of play engaged in by younger children. Recent studies suggest that kids under the age of eight spend about 2.5 hours per day with screen media. For kids five and under, […]

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Unique Interactive Style of Learning Can Reduce Social Anxiety

Unique Interactive Style of Learning Can Reduce Social Anxiety https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/unique-style-of-reducing-anxiety/

Ten years ago, I was asked by the Asperger Autism Network of New England (A.A.N.E.) to run a group for young adults who wanted to learn the basics of dating and romance.  At that point in my life, I had been an attorney, a divorce mediator, a life coach, and was beginning my training as […]

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What Are the Signs of Autism in Girls – Is Asperger’s in Girls Overlooked?

What Are the Signs of Autism in Girls - Is Asperger’s in Girls Overlooked? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/signs-of-autism-in-girls/

Autism in girls has long been misdiagnosed as their symptoms look quite different from those of their male peers on the spectrum. Are there fewer girls with autism or are they not being diagnosed? When most people think of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or high functioning autism, often called Asperger’s syndrome, boys and men often […]

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Inspirational New Book Provides Natural Ways to Treat ASD

Inspirational New Book Provides Natural Ways to Treat ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/inspirational-new-book-provides-natural-ways-to-treat-asd

HEALING WITHOUT HURTING: Treating ADHD, Apraxia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally & Effectively Without Harmful Medication In this time of great urgency, the number of children being diagnosed with attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and their co-morbid conditions—such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, impulsivity, and aggression—is growing exponentially. Yet, the […]

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Finding Wonderful New Ways to Connect with Autism

Beneath my feet, my eight-year-old son darts back and forth. His ears are beet red and his cheeks are flushed, but still he runs. I try to get him to slow down but he won’t—he can’t. His church clothes are still lying on the bed where I placed them a half hour ago when I […]

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Experts’ Advice: Fidget Spinners Are Not for ADHD Treatment

Experts’ Advice: Fidget Spinners Are Not for ADHD Treatment https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/fidget-spinners-not-adhd-treatment

In the center of the huge frenzy the miracle gadget fidget spinner stirred, experts recently revealed that the spinner is nothing more than a regular toy. Fidget spinners have been marketed as easy to carry anxiety-busting gadgets that can aid children and adults with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and any type of anxiety disorder. […]

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Probiotics and Autism

Probiotics and Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/probiotics-and-autism

Best Probiotics for Autism Many autism experts claim that several types of foods and diets can effectively treat or help children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some autism researchers also believe there is a strong link between the functioning of the brain and the gut. But with the very large number of foods […]

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Amazing Ways Chiropractic Therapy Can Benefit Kids with Autism

Amazing Ways Chiropractic Therapy Can Benefit Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-chiropractic-therapy-benefits

Encopresis is a common struggle for autistic children. The scientific term comes from the Greek en– (“inside”) and kopros (“stool”).  In other words, “you have poop stuck inside you.”  When simple constipation turns into a hard, dry blockage, soft stool leaks around the block. The child usually can’t control the leakage. Often, the encopresis develops […]

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