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Top Tips on How to Transition a Child With ASD Back to School

Top Tips on How to Transition a Child With ASD Back to School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-with-asd-back-to-school/

The time has come! Summer is winding down, and it is that of year when your kids need to start preparing themselves to go back to school.  As a parent, you have mixed emotions about starting the new school year. On the one hand, you are excited to have some “me” time again.  However, on […]

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The First Day Of School: What You Need To Know To Be Prepared

The First Day Of School: What You Need To Know To Be Prepared https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/first-day-of-school-preparation/

The first day of school for any child can be one filled with anticipation, anxiety, excitement and the unknown. Especially for a child with autism. Parents are not immune to these feelings as well, as it is a huge step for the whole family. With that said, there are many things to keep in mind […]

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How to Help Your Child With ASD Improve Social Skills For A New School Year

How to Help Your Child With ASD Improve Social Skills For A New School Year https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-improve-social-skills/

The breezes of summer are leaving us and are being replaced by the crisp air of autumn. The trees once green and full of leaves are now bearing bright reds, oranges, and gold. Transition is a wonderful time to reflect on the memories of the past and look forward to the excitement of the future. […]

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Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out Of an AAC Device

Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out Of an AAC Device https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/expert-tips-using-aac-device/

In my recent article published in Autism Parenting Magazine, Issue 67, I focused on the augmentative and alternative (AAC) communication evaluation process and on answering commonly asked questions. Many people have a misconception that once you receive an AAC communication device, this is the end of your journey. This is just the beginning! Receiving an […]

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Simple Ways to Transition Back to School With Autism

Simple Ways to Transition Back to School With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/transition-back-to-school-with-autism

Returning to school can be stressful for all children, but especially for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. While summer activities such as visiting new places, staying with extended family, and attending school holiday care can be enjoyable, they can also be extremely disruptive for children with autism. We need to take […]

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Sure Fire Ways to Combat Back-to-School Anxiety with Autism

Sure Fire Ways to Combat Back-to-School Anxiety with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/combat-back-to-school-anxiety-with-autism

Just when it feels like we have settled into a summer routine and schedule, we turn the page on the calendar and realize it is almost time to head back to school. Being a middle school teacher of students with autism, I have witnessed and experienced the anxiety, stress, and panic that parents experience with […]

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Successful Transitioning: the Back to School Blues

Successful Transitioning: the Back to School Blues https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/successful-transitioning-back-to-school

Break time is over—it’s time to go back to school!  Sometimes the transition from calm summer days to busy school days can be challenging for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Heading back to school means your child needs to be awake and ready to go early in the morning and then spend all […]

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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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5 Ways For Back To School Success With Your Special Needs Grandchild

Back-to-School Success with Special Needs Grandchild

Dear Mom and Dad, I’m writing this letter on National Grandparents Day to let you know how much I appreciate you and the important role you play in my family’s life.  There’s no greeting card that could possibly tell you how much you mean to us. I know that having a special needs grandchild can […]

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Issue 51 – School: Preparing Your Child for Transition

Issue 51 - School - Preparing Your Child for Transition

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Using Simple Rewards to Get Your Child with Autism to School on Time! The president of Total Life Counseling Center shares his expert tips for making the morning school routine go more smoothly. Jim West, MA, LMHC 5 Top Ways to Emotionally Connect with Your […]

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