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How to Fight for the Best Education for Your ASD Child

How to Fight for the Best Education for Your ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-education-for-asd-child/

As the mother of six children, three autistic, three not disabled but in speech for a few years each in elementary schools, I have gone to way more than my fair share of educational meetings at school. Over the decades fighting that red tape, I have learned some ways to make the process less of […]

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Easy Ways You Can Create a Comprehensive IEP/504 Plan Home File

Easy Ways You Can Create a Comprehensive IEP/504 Plan Home File https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-create-plan-file/

By now you (and your child) are probably breathing a sigh of relief that you made it through another school year. Most likely the last thing you want to do right now is to think about the next school year. That’s perfectly understandable. It’s okay to allow some time to decompress and forget about it […]

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Can Colors Influence Learning Abilities for Kids With Autism?

Can Colors Influence Learning Abilities for Kids With Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/learning-abilities-with-autism-kids/

Before we dive into how color preference can influence learning ability in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delay, let’s talk about the reason why children with ASD and developmental delay do not favor bright colors, especially yellow. Normally, neurotypical children love red and blue colors, that’s why so many toys and cartoons […]

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Amazing Ways a Weighted Blanket May Help Children with ASD

Amazing Ways a Weighted Blanket May Help Children with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/weighted-blanket-helps-to-relax/

With a bunch of different therapies, products, and strategies, it’s hard to do it all, even though you want to give your child every ounce of help you can.  The way we deal with this when working with families who are raising a child with autism is to look for high leverage points. What we […]

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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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Living in Two Worlds: On Being a Social Chameleon With Asperger’s

The book is a memoir detailing life growing up on the autism spectrum. PLAY NICE It’s a cloudy day out. I follow Corey and a few other boys over to the side of the school where some of the kids race the buses as they come in, dropping more kids off.  Corey and his friends […]

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Hang In There Autism Parents – Tomorrow Is A Bright, New Day

If someone asked me to tell about my journey as an autism parent, I could.  I could tell about the steps we took; the doctors we visited; the therapies we tried; the diets and medicines that did or did not work.  These are all essential parts of the story for every parent of an autistic […]

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