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Creative Images Communicate a Mother’s Struggles and Love

Creative Images Communicate a Mother's Struggles and Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/images-communicate-mothers-struggle-love

This work explores my relationship with my son through photography as we learn and grow together. Over the past three years, my photographic work has been focused on my immediate family. This ongoing project was influenced by my son’s enthusiasm to learn through imagery. Communicating through photographs and documenting life has always been a passion […]

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A Special Letter to My Autistic Twin

A Special Letter to My Autistic Twin https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-letter-to-my-autistic-twin

Mary Ann Napper’s twin brother, Johnny, was autistic at a time when autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was not understood and rarely diagnosed. Too often children with autism were institutionalized and not given a chance to experience life. While there have been some challenges over the years, Mary Ann and Johnny share a special bond and […]

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A New Autism Perspective: The Other Side of the Table

A New Autism Perspective: The Other Side of the Table https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-autism-perspective-side

I’ve been on both sides of the table. I’ve been the professional telling you what your child can and cannot do. I’ve reviewed Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and have felt the hurt from parents when they review the results. I have watched parents sit in IEP meetings, crying as professionals discussed their child. My heart […]

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Issue 68 – ASD Strategies in Action

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Expert Ways to Help Tame Tantrums and Manage Meltdowns An occupational therapist and assistive technology practitioner explains the fundamental differences between temper tantrums and meltdowns and shares strategies to help address them. Alicia Ford-Lanza, MS, OTR/L, ATP Choosing The Best Childcare For Your ASD Child […]

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Walking in His World While Helping Him Into Ours 

Walking in His World While Helping Him into Ours https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-mom-nonverbal-son-journey

Until he turned three, I felt like everything we were going through was just what kids went through. Then Damien stopped talking, made repetitive movements, and we noticed him doing different things with textures and sounds. We know now he has sensory problems, but I am not going to lie, I felt so lost during […]

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Top Nine Things I Wish I Had Known When My Son Started College

Top 9 Things I Wish I Knew the Day My Son Left for College https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/my-son-started-college

My 24-year-old son, Sean, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at eight years old.  He graduated with a degree in Informatics from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, in 2017.  Sean is a voracious reader, writer, and standup comic whose greatest pleasure is correcting his mother’s use of the English language.  Now that Sean has successfully completed […]

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I See You: Raising Neurotypical and Autistic Sisters with Love

I See You: Raising Neurotypical and Autistic Sisters with Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/raising-neurotypical-and-autistic-sisters

When we brought my seven-year-old stepdaughter with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the hospital to see her new baby sister, her eyes filled with awe.  She sat gently at the foot of the bed, somewhat afraid to touch the wriggling squeaker in daddy’s arms. Throwing glances to my now-deflated belly and back to the wrapped […]

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Issue 66 – Finding Calm and Balance

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: The Best Fidget Toys to Relieve Stress and Anxiety An occupational therapist and owner of a sensory toy subscription service describes the most popular fidget toys that can help calm children with autism. Christina Kozlowski, OTR/L The Importance of Activity and How to Include it […]

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