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Greta Thunberg: Making the Most of Your Differences

Greta Thunberg: Making the Most of Your Differences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/greta-thunberg-making-most-differences/

In 2003, a girl named Greta Thunberg was born in Sweden. When that girl was eight years old, she first learned about the very real threat of global warming; a threat humans had caused with their own hands. At the same time, she was assured those hands could work to fix it. If we just […]

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You Are an Important Part of The Solution In The Autism Diagnosis

You Are an Important Part of The Solution In The Autism Diagnosis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/important-part-solution-autism-diagnosis/

Three years ago, my husband and I were facing very difficult questions. Those questions often didn’t have simple answers, and worse, the professional answers we received didn’t always mesh with other professional answers. How would I navigate this? I can tell you my pediatrician felt that my son was “just a boy.” Had I listened […]

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Parent’s Survival Guide to Autism Diagnosis and Treatment

Parent’s Survival Guide to Autism Diagnosis and Treatment https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parents-survival-guide-to-autism/

Facing a new autism diagnosis or treatment plan for your child can be scary, particularly when that plan involves care at a residential treatment program. Your treatment team understands that parenting children with autism can be challenging and exhausting, and they are ready to help. Working together with your treatment team will result in better […]

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How Can I Best Prepare for an ABA Therapist in My Home?

How Can I Best Prepare for an ABA Therapist in My Home? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-prepare-for-aba-therapist/

After receiving your child’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you probably felt a flurry of emotions. Perhaps you were shocked, thinking to yourself on the drive home, “but my kid talks.” Perhaps you were relieved, finally having confirmation that your sneaking suspicions about your child’s delays were valid. Whatever you felt, you took the […]

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Achieving Great Success Beyond the Autism Diagnosis

Achieving Great Success Beyond the Autism Diagnosis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/achieving-great-success-beyond-autism/

Throughout most of his life, Gregory Chabolla had continuously proven that he could achieve far beyond the limits set by his diagnosis. It was back in 1998 when he was diagnosed with Pervasive Development Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Gregory was just three years old. And his mother, Michelle, was told her son would never be […]

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The Struggles of a Teenage Girl With a Late Autism Diagnosis

The Struggles of a Teenage Girl With a Late Autism Diagnosis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/struggles-teenage-girl-autism-diagnosis/

We entered through the glass doors and were swept along with the crowd up escalators, down long hallways lined with multicolored fluorescent light tubes hung as art. People walked in pairs, groups of three, parents with their teens, groups of teens. We walked down a tunnel lined with pink and yellow glass through which we […]

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The Third Parent: A Loving Look at the Role of an Autism Sibling

The Third Parent: A Loving Look at the Role of an Autism Sibling https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/loving-role-of-autism-sibling/

Sunday mornings. Although all was quiet in the world that carried on outside my bedroom window, my young ears still woke to the humming of our television set. After a sleepy-eyed glance at my  bedside clock that read “6:15 a.m.” I knew Eddie was awake and ready for the morning. That meant I was awake […]

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Understanding Gender Dysphoria With an Autism Diagnosis

Understanding Gender Dysphoria With an Autism Diagnosis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gender-dysphoria-with-autism-diagnosis/

Although the field of study is relatively new, the incidence of gender dysphoria is identified at higher rates in individuals with autism Anna Laakman spectrum disorder (ASD). Gender dysphoria is a clinical term used to define the incongruence between gender identity and biological sex. Many who experience gender dysphoria identify as transgender, non-binary, or gender […]

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After the Autism Diagnosis: What Should I Do?

After the Autism Diagnosis: What Should I Do? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-diagnosis-what-to-do/

A friend’s child was recently diagnosed with autism and she reached out with some questions for me. “What would I do differently after getting the diagnosis that my son had autism, knowing what I know now?” And, “What did I recommend doing now that they had a diagnosis of autism for their child?” My sister […]

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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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