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Why It’s Important to Create a Sensory-Friendly Classroom

Why It's Important to Create a Sensory-Friendly Classroom https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/important-create-sensory-friendly-classroom/

Teachers often take a great deal of pride in the way they decorate their classrooms. They spend their free time developing decoration ideas and collecting items to make their rooms look and feel welcoming to children. But, what happens to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when they enter brightly colored classrooms with numerous posters […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Katherine Sanger

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Katherine Sanger https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-autism-katherine-sanger/

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Katherine Sanger who is a mother with a son with autism. Katherine was a Jersey […]

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A Flight of Love and Understanding With ASD

A Flight of Love and Understanding With ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/flight-of-love-and-understanding/

The red-eye from Quito to Miami was delayed for two hours.  Most of the passengers had been waiting near the boarding gate for more than four hours—many milling about in the aisles, a few reading, talking on their cell phones or squirming in their plastic seats. Some were sprawled out on the tile floor, a […]

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Ways Books, Reading and Writing Helped Me As an Aspie

Ways Books, Reading and Writing Helped Me As an Aspie https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/books-reading-writing-helped-aspie/

Sometimes children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome aren’t always able to express or understand emotions like everyone else. As an Aspie, I can tell you, we sometimes can find it hard to express how we feel at certain moments, or even know what it is that we feel. Asperger’s syndrome makes these processes more complex as […]

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How to Help a Child With Autism With Emotional Self-Regulation

How to Help a Child With Autism With Emotional Self-Regulation https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-autism-with-emotional-self-regulation/

The stressors of a typical school day are only compounded for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They often struggle with emotional self-regulation, or the ability to moderate feelings in situations that provoke intense reactions. Traversing a crowded lunchroom can flood heightened senses, and difficulty understanding social dynamics during group projects can spark panic. To […]

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Behavior Support Strategies for Children With Autism

Behavior Support Strategies for Children With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/behavior-support-strategies-children-autism/

Because autism comes with neurological differences, it is almost certain that these children will have difficulty with conventional behavior expectations. Among the common characteristics of autism which often lead to behavioral conflicts, are the following: Significant, atypical difficulties with understanding and using language. This is especially demanding in group situations where several people are conversing, […]

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Medical Cannabis, Autism, and the Transformation of Medicine

Medical Cannabis, Autism, and the Transformation of Medicine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/medical-cannabis-autism-transformation-medicine/

In 1987, during my freshman year at Lehigh University, our first English assignment was to write a letter to an elected official advocating for a controversial issue of our choosing. I decided to write my United States congressman to express why I believed marijuana should be legalized. What was supposed to be a three to […]

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The Remarkable Ways Sensory Gardens Can Help People With Autism

The Remarkable Ways Sensory Gardens Can Help People With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-gardens-can-help-autism/

Experiencing nature improves physical, sensory, social, and emotional health and wellbeing and a garden is an ideal space to engage with nature. While research has and continues to demonstrate these benefits, little has looked at the impact on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In time, we hope to fill the void and conduct some […]

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Help: My Child With Special Needs Struggles With Bowel Movements

Help: My Child With Special Needs Struggles With Bowel Movements https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-struggles-bowel-movements/

Question: I have a nine-year-old who is not using the toilet to open his bowels. He can take himself to the toilet to urinate but is having constipation issues. He has been on a laxative for three weeks, and the continence nurse has encouraged us to put him back in nappies during this time. . […]

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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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