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Dating and Special Needs: Are You Ready?

Dating and Special Needs: Are You Ready? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ready-for-dating-special-needs/

Most parents of teens tell me they are not ready for their baby to date!  No question, their teens are curious, developing sexually in a typical manner (thank you, puberty), wondering/anxious about dating, and are truly considering the possibility of dating.  Before we get to the horrors and anxieties of dating, let’s recall some of […]

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Sensory Enrichment Therapy: A New Approach

Sensory Enrichment Therapy: A New Approach http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-enrichment-therapy-autism/

Children with autism often have sensory issues. They may be sensory seeking, or they may be sensory avoiding or even a little of both. For a child who is living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), some textures can be very irritating. Sounds, crowds, lights or smells can upset them. Many sensory approaches already aim to […]

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10 Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help Your ASD Child Sleep

10 Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help Your ASD Child Sleep https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistance-dog-help-sleep-autism-child

Studies show that a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is likely to experience more sleep issues than a child who is not on the spectrum. A child with autism may find it harder to get to sleep, to stay asleep, and sleep earlier in the day. Frequently, the bedtime routine can be challenging for […]

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Autism Therapies and Solutions – The Ultimate Guide

Finding the best method for treating autism is often a challenge for the loved ones of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Because no two people with ASD are exactly the same, it’s vital to choose a method of treatment and therapy and an intervention plan that is tailored to address specific needs. […]

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Sure Fire Ways to Help Your ASD Child Go To Bed


In order to have a good day, your child must sleep. That is easier said than done when raising a child on the spectrum. The most important thing to establish immediately is a nighttime routine. This routine must be consistent and enjoyable. This is how we succeeded: Set a nightly bedtime and STICK TO IT! […]

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