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GABA Supplements for Autism

GABA Supplements for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gaba-supplements-for-autism/

What is GABA? Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It is responsible for “reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system.” By decreasing activity in the nervous system, GABA aid in reducing fight or flight responses such as fear, anxiety, aggression, stress, and agitation. Research suggests it might also […]

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Why Would My Child With Autism Need a Special Needs Trust?

Why Would My Child With Autism Need a Special Needs Trust? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-with-autism-needs-trust/

Question: I have heard of a Special Needs Trust. Can you share why my son with autism may need one? A Special Needs Trust is an important element in special needs planning because of what it can protect. For most individuals with an intellectual and developmental disability, government benefits are critical to providing a very […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Jean M. Grant

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Jean M. Grant who is a scientist, author, and mom to two active, nature-loving sons. […]

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The Road to Success: Growing Up With Autism

The Road to Success: Growing Up With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/success-growing-up-with-autism/

When I was a kid, I was something of a handful. I acted out in class, antagonized my peers, and was generally a disturber of the peace. I got punished with detention more times than I can count and spent so much time in the principal’s office that I still remember what it looked like […]

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A Parent’s Love Knows No Bounds

A Parent's Love Knows No Bounds https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parents-love-knows-no-bounds/

A parent’s love is a special love. It is not about approval or accomplishment. It is about unconditional support and concern. It’s a love born in joy, nurtured during adversity and reconfirmed on a daily and hourly basis. It’s a love bound up in anxiety and expectation. Often worry and concern can creep in as […]

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A Special Father’s Day: My Journey With Marley

A Special Father’s Day: My Journey With Marley https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-fathers-day-journey/

My oldest daughter is 17 years old, and her name is Marley. I should have known the journey with Marley was going to be an interesting ride from the start. My wife and I adopted Marley from China on her first birthday. The day I officially became a father is the most vivid day of […]

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Autism Grants for Families

Autism Grants for Families https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-grants-for-families/

How to apply for autism grants Applying for grants can seem like a daunting process. Don’t let paperwork, reference letters, and the waiting game discourage you from filling out an application. As an increasing volume of research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is published, public awareness is rising, and services—including grants—are more readily available than […]

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Volunteering With Special Needs: Teaching the Served to Serve

Volunteering With Special Needs: Teaching the Served to Serve https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/volunteering-special-needs-teaching-serve/

When most people think of special needs kids and serving, they naturally assume that the recipients of the service are the special needs kids themselves. As history is proof, that is generally the case. People volunteer at Special Olympics. They are a “buddy” to a child at a school or on a sports league geared […]

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Terrific Tips for Surviving Theme Parks When a Child Has Special Needs

Terrific Tips for Surviving Theme Parks When a Child Has Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-parks-child-special-needs/

Ah, theme parks! Whether it’s Disney World, Universal Studios, or some manifestation of National Lampoon’s Walley World, theme parks are a family vacation hot-spot. But when your child has special needs the crowds, noise, and lines may make this kind of destination seem off limits. Growing up with a younger sister who has severe autism, […]

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Delightful Sisters With Autism Are Models for Acceptance

Delightful Sisters With Autism Are Models for Acceptance https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/delightful-sisters-autism-models-acceptance/

Meet vibrant sisters Teagan and Logan Martin of Ontario, Canada whose shared goal is to spread autism awareness everywhere they go. At eight years old, Teagan has been doing print-work and acted as an autism ambassador since the age of four for Grandview Kids Center while Logan, now four, has followed in her sister’s footsteps since she was a […]

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