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Better Understanding Hyperlexia and Comprehension in Autism

Better Understanding Hyperlexia and Comprehension in Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/better-understanding-hyperlexia-comprehension-autism/

Many parents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children are aware at some point that their child has a very accelerated splinter skill, a specific task that does not generalize to other tasks. For some parents, they may have noticed that their child is very advanced in art or music, and yet some highly advanced abilities […]

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Neurodiversity, You’re Forgetting Someone Important

Neurodiversity, You’re Forgetting Someone Important https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/neurodiversity-youre-forgetting-someone-important/

What Is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity, short for neurological diversity, is the idea that diversity in human behavior and thought is the result of normal variability. The implication of neurodiversity is that people who are neurologically different from most of the population, such as individuals with autism, should be celebrated, not ignored or taught to be “normal.” […]

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My Brother Has Autism, And What About Me?

My Brother Has Autism, And What About Me? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-brother-what-about-me/

Family life is a challenge for many of us these days. Even with two parents in the home, it can still become a “juggling act” to meet all the needs for each child present. Yet, within the busy framework of family life, how often are the siblings without autism encouraged to sit down and express […]

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Special Needs Planning for Tomorrow: One Gooooaaaal!

Special Needs Planning for Tomorrow: One Gooooaaaal! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-planning-for-tomorrow/

The FIFA World Cup captured the world’s attention this past summer as soccer has become the most popular sport on the planet.  As I was enjoying the spectacular games, I realized that soccer has one goal: To end the game with more goals scored than the opponent.  I know this seems obvious, but many times […]

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Top Advice on How to Approach Your ASD Teen About Hygiene

Top Advice on How to Approach Your ASD Teen About Hygiene https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/approach-asd-teen-about-hygiene/

My son Ryan entered puberty way ahead of schedule, and I was caught by surprise scrambling to create strategies to help navigate his increased need for a basic daily hygiene regimen. What I needed was a buy-in from him: a plan to get Ry excited about cleanliness and a method to point him down the […]

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Raising Children with Autism: Mothers Share Their Amazing Stories

Raising Children with Autism: Mothers Share Their Amazing Stories https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mother-share-their-amazing-stories/

Dedicated to Rebecca  My name is Dr. Sharon Link-Wyer. I studied the lived experiences of mothers of children with high functioning autism (HFA) for my dissertation. While some aspects of the autism parenting phenomenon had been highlighted before I wrote my dissertation, none of the studies fully explained the phenomenon of maternal experiences as a […]

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The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single Step

The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single Step https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/road-to-independence-with-special-needs/

My 18-year old stood before me, body rigid, shaking, frustrated…”I want to live on my own!” he declared. I had been asking him for the better part of the day to put away his clean laundry and empty the dishwasher, and he hit a tipping point, tired of my constant, repeated requests. It was an […]

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Best Ways to Prepare Your Child With ASD for the Workplace

Best Ways to Prepare Your Child With ASD for the Workplace https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-prepare-child-for-employment/

Luke, a towheaded boy on the autism spectrum, jolted upright in his seat as the director of special education, a woman in her mid-forties, announced that he was to repeat the 8th grade. Again. He gazed at me with a doe-eyed look that made my heart lurch, as if imploring Help me, Mom. I cleared […]

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How to Plan and Define the Years To Come with Autism

How to Plan and Define The Years To Come with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/plan-define-years-to-come-autism

What parent doesn’t worry about his/her child’s future? I’m the mother of three, and I worry about each of my children. Their happiness, their successes, their abilities to carry on and be independent. Yet the issue becomes a bit more comprehensive when a child has a disability. My youngest son, David, was diagnosed with autism […]

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