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Potentially Dangerous Friends: How They’re Made

Potentially Dangerous Friends: How They’re Made http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/potentially-dangerous-friends-autism

I am the mother of a child who is a little different. You probably wouldn’t notice. He speaks, eats, runs, and jumps. He cries when he’s sad and laughs when he’s happy. He looks like all the other kids in his class. Though they can see the difference, even if you can’t. In kindergarten, he […]

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Top Ways to Interrupt the Meltdown Cycle

Top Ways to Interrupt the Meltdown Cycle https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-interrupt-meltdown-cycle

Meltdowns are often caused by sensory issues. The world is often too loud, too bright, too stinky, or too silent. Even if a meltdown is triggered by something else, adrenaline will heighten our senses more. This is a natural survival instinct, but people with autism go into survival mode more often. This leads to a […]

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Issue 69 – The Gift of Calm This Season

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Expert Advice On How To Manage Anxiety In Children With Autism A consultant psychiatrist with 20 years of clinical experience shares ways to ease your child’s anxiety and encourage stress management. Andrés Fonseca, MD, MSc, MRCPsych, FRSA Easy Ways To Create Some Calm For A […]

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Hold That Face: How to Stay Calm When Life Gets Tough

Hold That Face: How to Stay Calm When Life Gets Tough https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/stay-calm-when-life-gets-tough

People seemed to freeze in their movements as my son, Frankie, ran through the parking lot screaming “Nooo!”  I avoided eye contact and hurried to catch him before we provided the store’s entertainment for the day.  I tried not to show fear and kept a straight face as I hurried to catch him.  If I […]

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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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