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How to Introduce New Foods to Picky Eaters with Autism

How to Introduce New Foods to Picky Eaters with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/introduce-new-foods-picky-eaters/

Picky eating isn’t uncommon to anyone who has or works with children. Most parents know there are only a handful of foods their children will eat, and getting them to try new foods is often challenging. Picky eating, or food selectivity, has a much higher prevalence in children who are on the autism spectrum compared […]

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Celebrating Differences: Taking the World by Storm

Celebrating Differences: Taking the World by Storm https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/celebrating-differences-taking-world-storm/

Robin Weisman will never forget the day her son Corey found out he has autism. “Do I have Asperger’s syndrome?” he asked Weisman. “What makes you think that?”she asked gently. He points to a book on the counter entitled, Out-of-Sync Child. “Is that for me? Because I am a little out of sync.” How does […]

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The Most Supportive States for Raising a Child With Autism

The Most Supportive States for Raising a Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/supportive-states-raising-autism-child/

Being a parent is challenging in its own right, and parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) brings its own unique challenges. All parents want what’s best for their children, and it takes time, effort, and money to develop the whole child. However, navigating systems of support for children in the US can be […]

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How to Use Music As a Tool to Gain Attention With Autism

How to Use Music As a Tool to Gain Attention With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/music-to-gain-attention-autism/

It is Thursday. I am about to meet a new child on the autism spectrum. My goal is to teach basic music skills and use these skills to build confidence, improve fine motor movement and prompt timely responses. To achieve this, I must capture the child’s attention. Brain function researchers have applied various definitions to […]

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Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon Inclusion Coordinator Inspires Others to Be That ‘Bright Light’ in the Autism World

Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon Inclusion Coordinator Inspires Others to Be That 'Bright Light' in the Autism World https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/coordinator-inspires-in-autism-world/

Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon, accessibility and inclusion coordinator at Space Center Houston in Webster, Texas. Location: Headquarters is located in Austin, Texas with satellite locations located all over North America and Europe and new programs starting in South America and Southern Africa. Accomplishments: Stephanie said Space Center Houston has always been welcoming to guests with […]

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Self-Esteem and Autism: Powerful Strategies You Need to Know

Self-Esteem and Autism: Powerful Strategies You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/powerful-strategies-needs-to-know/

In my work in the autism community as an autism specialist for the past 20 years, I have seen there is no goal more important than helping your child cultivate self-esteem and an overall positive sense of self. This is important not only because it will help your child experience more confidence, happiness, and fulfillment […]

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Marshmallows…It’s What’s for Breakfast

Marshmallows…It's What's for Breakfast https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/marshmallows-its-whats-for-breakfast/

The other day a friend of mine was talking to me in detail about the entirely “non-processed and made from scratch” breakfast that she had prepared for her children. I nodded pleasantly, giving her kudos. She then went on to ask the question that I was dreading… “So, what did you feed your daughter today?” […]

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Best Ways to Explore the World With Your Special Needs Child

Best Ways to Explore the World With Your Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exploring-world-with-special-child/

Travel is a core component of life; we all have a natural tendency to explore the world throughout our lifespan. Expanding our horizons not only offers a relaxing getaway but broadens the mind through new situations and experiences. Not only are the young and free travelling, but families are also now making the decision to […]

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Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life

Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/jack-my-son-my-life/

Expecting the expected, achieving gold— S. Roberts As every parent knows, choosing the right secondary school for his or her child is very challenging. I remember saying to my husband six years ago, “We need to get this right, because if Jack is happy in school, I am happy in work, and the family benefits […]

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