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Didn’t Know the Half Of It

Didn’t Know the Half Of It https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/didnt-know-half-of-it/

The tender story of a man’s struggle to place his youngest brother with autism into respite care the night of their mother’s passing. Thursday 01.10.2015 “It’s  Mam,” John sounded panicky on his mobile. “Something’s not right.” He rang her every night but tonight she had been talking faint and slurred then gone quiet. He could […]

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How to Build Social Skills for Life Using Minecraft

How to Build Social Skills for Life Using Minecraft https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-social-skills-using-minecraft/

Video games, social media, and technology are becoming an increasingly large part of our children’s lives. Digital play is now the most common type of play engaged in by younger children. Recent studies suggest that kids under the age of eight spend about 2.5 hours per day with screen media. For kids five and under, […]

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How Do You Respond When You Suspect a Loved One Is On the Spectrum?

How Do You Respond When You Suspect a Loved One Is On the Spectrum? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/loved-one-is-on-spectrum/

Question: Hi, I wonder if you can offer advice on how to deal with an adult son who, although undiagnosed, I am sure is on the spectrum. He does not do small talk, doesn’t understand why anyone should be interested in what he is doing, and has no interest in anyone else. Conversations are very […]

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Motherhood: A Proud Profession for Life

Motherhood: A Proud Profession for Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/motherhood-proud-profession-for-life/

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a mom…I remember when I was younger I wanted to have six kids.  I came close, I had four. I love the saying “Mothering is a proud profession.” I love being a Mom, my kids have taught me so much and continue to do […]

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Top 8 Things You Should Never Say To a Person With Autism

Top 8 Things You Should Never Say To a Person With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/things-not-to-say-with-autism/

My name is Leanne, I’m 24 years old, and have a very mild form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. Here are some things you should not say to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): 1. You don’t care about anybody but yourself Let me explain. Even though it may seem like people on the autism […]

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Super Social Stories to Use in the New School Year

Super Social Stories to Use in the New School Year http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/social-stories-for-autism/

My name is Leanne — I’m 23 years old and I have Asperger’s syndrome.  I have heard that social stories help lot of kids (and maybe even adults) on the autism spectrum to be better able to handle transitions, upcoming events, and activities that most children (and adults) are able to handle easily.  I remember during one […]

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Lloyd Claycomb’s Views on Autism


Autism can be one of the most difficult diagnoses to accept for parents. This is particularly due to the challenging symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder.  As with many things that society does not understand, autism has a certain stigma attached to it, too. This can make it quite difficult for families struggling to cope […]

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Quotes About Autism 3

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“Remember a person with Autism isn’t a set of symptoms or statistics always remember and remind them that they’re a person first.” -Paul Isaacs “Yes, I have Autism, Stare if you must, I’m not paying attention to you anyway.” “I don’t think the worst thing that could happen to me is raising a child with […]

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Issue 42 – Autism: Fighting the Stigmas

  Subscribe today and save 50% Features: The Never-Ending Battle for Autism Rights A Special Interview with Civil Rights Attorney Areva Martin Meet autism advocate and attorney Areva Martin who is currently representing Vityut Gopal and Parul Agrawal, and their son with autism as neighbors have filed a lawsuit in an effort to have him […]

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How Journaling with My ASD Son Created a Special Life Connection


Recently I was searching the house for something. We have no storage space so “storage” is pretty much anywhere I can stuff something and finding “said something” later often proves to be an all day event. I never did find what I was looking for but I did come across DC’s Journal from way back in […]

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