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How to Best Prepare Your Child With Autism to Drive

How to Best Prepare Your Child With Autism to Drive https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-prepares-to-drive/

For individuals with autism, driving may seem like a goal that will never be achieved, even though driving is both a marker to independence and adulthood. Yet, up until recently, Dr. Gary Gaffney, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University Of Iowa College Of Medicine, reported that most people never thought individuals with autism […]

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Empowering My Special Needs Son to Reach for the Stars

Empowering My Special Needs Son to Reach for the Stars http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/empowering-special-son-to-success/

As an autism parent, you find yourself in a lot of unanticipated roles through your child’s life. I’ve found out I was a pretty good playmate, tantrum wrangler, list maker, and scheduler. We are all thrust into roles like attorney, speech therapist, tutor, and reading specialist—roles we have no training for other than it is […]

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A Mother’s Amazing Quest to Help Her Child with Autism – Autism: A Family Journey

A Mother's Amazing Quest to Help Her Child with Autism: Autism – A Family Journey https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-a-family-journey

When Cindy and Phil Rasmussen welcomed baby son Steven into the world in 1971, the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder also was in its infancy.  In Autism – A Family Journey, published by Kitsap Publishing, author Cindy Rasmussen charts the difficult but inspiring course they have navigated ever since through a maze of […]

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Issue 67 – Preparing for Adulthood With Autism

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: How to Transition Your Young Adult with Asperger’s Into the World Learn ways to help your adult child transition from living at home to successfully enter the adult world. Safia Fatima Mohiuddin What You Need to Know About the Benefits of AAC Evaluations A certified […]

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Why It’s Important to Teach the True Definition of Fairness 

Why It's Important to Teach the True Definition of Fairness On the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teaching-fairness-equality

My name is Leanne Strong, I’m 23 years old, and I have Asperger’s syndrome (milder autism, little to no difficulty with speech or cognitive skills).  As you may know, a lot of people who have autism understand things in a very rigid and concrete manner, and our understanding of fairness is no exception to this.  […]

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Issue 60 – Sensory Tools For The Future

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 60 - Sensory Tools For The Future https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-60-sensory-tools-for-the-future

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: 6 Expert Ways to Help Your Sensory-Sensitive Child Dress A pediatric occupational therapist shares great tips for dressing a child when hypersensitivity to certain fabrics or surfaces is a challenge. Susan Donohoe, OTR/L The Best Academic Choice for Your Child’s Needs A special guide to […]

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