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Accepting Help Can Be Hard When You Have Autism, But So Important

Accepting Help Can Be Hard When You Have Autism, But So Important https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/having-autism-can-be-hard/

I was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and eventually autism/Asperger’s during my third year of life, and I didn’t begin to speak until nearly age three. While I don’t remember much of my toddlerhood, the memories of school and social life as a child are very much vivid. Except for kindergarten, I attended special […]

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Outrunning Asperger’s: A Father’s Story of Love and Support

Outrunning Asperger's: A Father’s Story of Love and Support https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/story-of-love-and-support/

On July 29, 1993, my wife and I welcomed our third child. He weighed in at eight pounds, eight ounces, and sported a mound of black hair atop his head. We named him Brendan Richard. As months passed, we noticed certain developmental and speech delays. Two months after Brendan’s second birthday, he was diagnosed with […]

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Super Social Stories to Use in the New School Year

Super Social Stories to Use in the New School Year http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/social-stories-for-autism/

My name is Leanne — I’m 23 years old and I have Asperger’s syndrome.  I have heard that social stories help lot of kids (and maybe even adults) on the autism spectrum to be better able to handle transitions, upcoming events, and activities that most children (and adults) are able to handle easily.  I remember during one […]

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Issue 62 – Motherhood: An Enduring Love

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 62 - Motherhood: An Enduring Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-62-motherhood-love

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives In celebration of Mother’s Day, autism advocate and attorney Areva Martin shares an intimate look at the enduring effect of strong and loving women. Areva Martin, Esq. Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the […]

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Excelling in Life with Asperger’s – A Unique Perspective

Excelling in Life with ASD

Flying out over the green hills of Western North Carolina, I had the tugging feeling that I had left something behind.  I did the regular checks: credit cards, phone, purse, etc., yet the feeling that I was missing something continued. I finally realized what I had left behind: my son.  Most readers would immediately think […]

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Lloyd Claycomb’s Views on Autism

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Autism can be one of the most difficult diagnoses to accept for parents. This is particularly due to the challenging symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder.  As with many things that society does not understand, autism has a certain stigma attached to it, too. This can make it quite difficult for families struggling to cope […]

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5 Practical Ways to Help Adults with Autism Gain Employment

After I graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Master of Divinity, I was employed four years as a youth pastor. When metro Detroit experienced harsh economic conditions due to the automotive industry I found myself unemployed. For the next two years I struggled for steady employment and sank into a finical sinkhole, unable to […]

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