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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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