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Autism Warrior Siena Castellon Passionate Teen Helps Young People With Learning Differences

Autism Warrior Siena Castellon Passionate Teen Helps Young People With Learning Differences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/siena-castellon-young-people-learning/

Autism Warrior: Siena Castellon Creator of www.QLMentoring.com, a fun and engaging website designed by a teen to provide mentoring, support, resources and information specifically tailored for autistic youth and children with learning differences. Siena is autistic, dyslexic, and dyspraxic. She also has ADHD. When Siena was 13 years old, she searched online for information about […]

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JP’s Law Passed To Protect All People With Special Needs

Hot Off the Press! JP’s Law Passed To Protect All People With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/protect-people-with-special-needs/

My 14-year-old son, JP, has autism. As I’m sure you can understand, while this wasn’t something I signed up for, I do believe God chose me and my husband, Perry, to be JP’s parents. Being JP’s mom has been an unexpected and wonderful experience. Through JP, I have become a member of the special needs community. […]

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How to Use An ABA Approach to Advocate For Your Special Needs Child

How to Use An ABA Approach to Advocate For Your Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-approach-for-your-special-needs/

The Planning and Placement Team (PPT) room…it’s an intimidating scene for any parent to enter, stuffy with professionals defined by their never-ending acronyms: OT, PT, BCBA, SLP. Someone hands you your procedural safeguards, a maze of words defining your rights as a parent of a child with special needs.  On the table lies a stack […]

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The Latest Autism Research Presented at the INSAR Annual Meeting

The Latest Autism Research Presented at the INSAR Annual Meeting https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/research-presented-at-insar-meeting/

As a parent, university faculty member and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) researcher, I have been to many conferences that focus on those impacted by ASD. When I think of my favorite and most informative, The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), formally International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) is always at the top of my […]

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Raising Children with Autism: Mothers Share Their Amazing Stories

Raising Children with Autism: Mothers Share Their Amazing Stories https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mother-share-their-amazing-stories/

Dedicated to Rebecca  My name is Dr. Sharon Link-Wyer. I studied the lived experiences of mothers of children with high functioning autism (HFA) for my dissertation. While some aspects of the autism parenting phenomenon had been highlighted before I wrote my dissertation, none of the studies fully explained the phenomenon of maternal experiences as a […]

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Restless Nights: A Mom’s Case of IEP Insomnia

Restless Nights: A Mom's Case of IEP Insomnia https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/moms-case-of-iep-insomnia/

As I can’t sleep, I’m trying to figure out how to describe the pressure and fear of attending an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting as a parent. I understand it’s a legal document that can be amended. But for me, there is so much emotion balled up into that document. It carries every piece of my […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM Liza Krassner

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM Liza Krassner http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-at-autism-liza-krassner

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word “autism” to give readers insightful perspectives from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Liza Krassner who is the mother of a son with autism and serves on the Board […]

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Devoted Family Inspires Creativity in Autism Community

Devoted Family Inspires Creativity in Autism Community http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/devoted-family-inspires-creativity-in-autism-community

When I started Autistic Hero Teeshirts, I was a stay-at-home mom with a brand new graphic design degree I wasn’t sure I would ever figure out how to use. I had been taking care of my children and going to school, and other than a few internships was struggling to find myself as well as […]

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Are Girls on the Spectrum Not Being Diagnosed?

Are Girls on the Spectrum Not Being Diagnosed? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/are-girls-not-being-diagnosed/

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports as of 2015 that autism spectrum disorder (ASD)/Asperger’s syndrome (AS) affects 1 out of 68 children in our country. Previously, it was thought that ASD was diagnosed in boys to girls 10:1. Statistics report a slight shift in diagnosis that results in 1 out of 42 boys and […]

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Iris

Iris http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/poetry-corner-iris/

Iris dances through Art Her beautiful Maine Coon cat by her side inspiring her to create beautiful Monet-like paintings The autistic have such  creative potential we can see if we look with new eyes Iris in the UK silent butterfly she is a dream of goodness and light.       Websites: http://paulaspoetryworld.blogspot.com http://paulaspoems.blogspot.com This […]

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