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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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Amazing Ways AAC Can Improve Communication for Your Child

Amazing Ways AAC Can Improve Communication for Your Child http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aac-can-improve-communication-for-autism

One of the most difficult things to cope with as an autism mom was my son’s inability to speak. I remember hoping and praying that speech was going to develop and reassuring myself that it was a matter of time and the words would emerge by perhaps the next holiday or birthday. I recall having […]

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Issue 41 – Celebrating Family

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  Subscribe today and save 50% Features:   Five Tips for Enjoying The Season with Your Special Needs Child Excellent advice on how to optimistically and realistically plan for the holidays while enjoying time with your family. Deanna Picon Exploring Autism Handcrafted Art Made by Very Special Hands Meet an motivational young autistic woman with […]

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Book Review: The Other Side: Living With Asperger Syndrome

Book Review Living With AspergerSyndrome

The Other Side: Living With Asperger Syndrome Willow wrote this book to try and help other people with Asperger Syndrome, and their families. She hopes that her experiences and the way she has dealt with situations will guide others so that they can further understand themselves, feel less alone, and hopefully go about getting the […]

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