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Amazing Ways Surfing Changes the Lives of Children With Autism

Amazing Ways Surfing Changes the Lives of Children With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-ways-surfing-changes-autism/

Attend any surf event for children with autism, and there’s more than what meets the eye. While it may look like a day where children and young adults are simply surfing, there’s actually a powerful form of therapy taking place, something I discovered firsthand. Surf events for children with autism and other special needs are […]

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How Cats Can Help Children With Autism Become More Social

How Cats Can Help Children With Autism Become More Social https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/cats-help-children-with-autism/

Cats are lovable and cute, but what most people don’t know is that these furry animals can help children with autism improve their social skills. Cats bond with the children by providing affection and attention which promotes healthy relationships. Parents with children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might not want to get their child […]

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The Value of Nurturing Your Special Needs Child’s Hidden Talent

The Value of Nurturing Your Special Needs Child's Hidden Talent https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-need-child-hidden-talent/

Our son, Himal, was only two years old when he was diagnosed with profound, non-verbal autism. Fifteen years later, despite all the unknowns and challenges ahead, we have never felt more hopeful about his future. As the parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), do you feel genuinely optimistic about your child’s future? […]

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Planning the Best Playdate for Your Child With Autism

Planning the Best Playdate for Your Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/planning-best-playdate-with-autism/

The word “playdate” is a dreaded word for many autism families.  I know numerous families that will avoid playdates for several reasons. Many parents think their child cannot participate in them because they lack the play, social, and verbal skills to be successful. Some parents will not schedule playdates because they are not themselves social. […]

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Being Prepared With ASD: My Son is Contagious

Being Prepared With ASD: My Son is Contagious https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/being-prepared-with-asd/

Where are we going? What time do we have to be there? Who is going to be there? How long are we staying? I interrogated my husband like we were going on a covert mission where our watches needed to be synchronized, maps labeled, and code words would be expected. It was just a simple […]

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How Can I Help My ASD Child Better Control Tantrums

How Can I Help My ASD Child Better Control Tantrums https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/asd-child-better-control-tantrums/

As a parent, nothing can be more exhausting, or frustrating, than the specter of a full-fledged tantrum with a child. It can leave both the parent and child tired, anxious, and upset regarding the momentary lapse on an uncontrolled emotional rollercoaster. With children who have challenges with communication, these outbursts can be compounded as moods […]

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Best Ways to Help Kids Build Social and Verbal Skills

Best Ways to Help Kids Build Social and Verbal Skills https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-social-and-verbal-skills/

Children with autism spectrum disorder can sometimes find communication and social interaction difficult, and parents can feel shut out. But caregivers can make a big difference in opening the door to communication—and part of it might boil down to meat and potatoes. Why are we bringing dinner into the discussion? Keep reading! Changing the way […]

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Autism Education: Homeschooling a Child With Autism

Autism Education: Homeschooling a Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/homeschooling-with-autism-child/

If you’re considering the homeschooling path for your child, chances are you’re not satisfied with your child’s current educational setting. Whether it’s a public or private school, some parents or guardians discover the typical learning environment there just contains too many factors that can negatively impact their children. What works well for some children with […]

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Benefits of Weighted Pencils for Autism

Benefits of Weighted Pencils for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/benefits-weighted-pencils-for-autism/

Several reports from parents, teachers, and therapists of children with autism have noted they have minor difficulties with handwriting skills. Some children on the spectrum are not able to write as well as their neurotypical peers. It is for this reason that weighted pencils were introduced and became popular among parents and occupational therapists. When […]

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