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How Do I Know If My Child With Autism is Depressed?

How Do I Know If My Child With Autism is Depressed? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-with-autism-is-depressed/

According to research, approximately 20 percent of the population will experience depression at some point in their lives—this statistic increases to almost 60 percent in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Mood disorders (including depression) do tend to be more common in those with developmental disabilities compared to the more general population. However, depression in […]

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Excellent Strategies You Need to Know for Handling Challenging ASD Behavior

Excellent Strategies You Need to Know for Handling Challenging ASD Behavior https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/handling-strategies-for-asd-behavior/

Do you avoid saying ‘no’? Do you only use the vacuum cleaner when your child is out of the house? Are you dreading dinnertime because the supermarket ran out of the particular brand of chicken nuggets that you usually buy? These are all questions often answered as ‘yes’ by parents of children with autism spectrum […]

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HELP: My Autistic Teen Keeps Picking Fights with Me

HELP: My Autistic Teen Keeps Picking Fights with Me https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-teen-keeps-picking-fights/

I have a 13-year-old son with autism and have been trying to learn how to work with him, to understand him, and I just don’t get it.  When I’m at home, he just wants to pick a fight with me, and then when I walk away from him, he wants to follow me. Please help!—Troy […]

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What You Need to Know About Depression for People With Asperger’s

What You Need to Know About Depression for People With Asperger's https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/depression-for-people-with-aspergers/

Depression 101 for Aspies Having a condition such as Asperger’s syndrome sounds complicated, however, we learn how to be in control, how to deal with it over time. We try this, we try that, and start noticing what gives good and bad results. It gets easier for sure. But what happens when you have two […]

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I See You: Raising Neurotypical and Autistic Sisters with Love

I See You: Raising Neurotypical and Autistic Sisters with Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/raising-neurotypical-and-autistic-sisters

When we brought my seven-year-old stepdaughter with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the hospital to see her new baby sister, her eyes filled with awe.  She sat gently at the foot of the bed, somewhat afraid to touch the wriggling squeaker in daddy’s arms. Throwing glances to my now-deflated belly and back to the wrapped […]

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9 Important Things Autism Moms Want People to Know

9 Important Things Autism Moms Want People to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/things-autism-moms-want-people-to-know

Raising a child with autism has its share of challenges and joys, and it’s not always easy to express them. Oftentimes, we hold our tongue, knowing that most people have the best of intentions even if they misunderstand our world. While sometimes it’s best to leave things unsaid, here is a list of the nine […]

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HELP: How Can I Best Support My Child with Autism During a Divorce?

My husband and I are going through a divorce. Do you have any advice on how we can help our son with autism understand what’s going on and adjust to all the changes? — Christina Hi Christina, Man! As if divorce wasn’t challenging enough, throw in there that you have a special needs child!  As […]

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