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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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Supermom Shanté Harris-Superville —Putting a FACE to Autism

Supermom Shanté Harris-Superville —Putting a FACE to Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/supermom-putting-face-to-autism/

When life becomes gets tough, Shanté Harris-Superville doesn’t back down — instead she meets it head on. This self-described cancer survivor, registered nurse in training, respite care provider, wheelchair dance instructor, cooking instructor for adults with ASD, wife, and the proud mother of an eight-year-old boy named Dylan with autism wouldn’t have it any other way. […]

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How Music Can Help Those With ASD Cope With Anxiety

How Music Can Help Those With ASD Cope With Anxiety https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/music-help-asd-cope-anxiety/

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD ) is a wide spectrum and one that can come in a whole range of severities. However, one thing that many people with ASD have is some form of anxiety, and that can be tough to deal with. Research has shown that music is able to help mental health quite substantially, […]

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Fun and Affordable Sensory Play Ideas for Kids With Special Needs

Fun and Affordable Sensory Play Ideas for Kids With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-sensory-play-ideas/

Sensory play is important for the development of all children—and that’s even truer for children on the autism spectrum who might have sensory integration issues. Whether it’s climbing a tree, squishing Play-Doh through their fingers, blowing bubbles, or burying their feet in the sand, sensory play stimulates the senses and helps children discover and understand […]

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Why the Disconnect? Are Parents Living a Balanced Life?

Why the Disconnect? Are Parents Living a Balanced Life? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parents-living-productive-life/

As a sociolinguist, (someone who studies human behavior and communication), and, more importantly, a mother of a child with autism, I fear that we as a culture are on the wrong path. While our culture is raising perhaps the most productive, specialized, and most efficient human beings on the planet than ever before, our drive […]

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Prepare Now: Teenagers With Autism Are Becoming Adults

Prepare Now: Teenagers With Autism Are Becoming Adults https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teenagers-with-autism-becoming-adults/

According to statistics, an estimated 500,000 teenagers diagnosed with autism will become adults over the next 10 years.  As the rate of diagnosis continues to climb (1 in 125 in 2004, 1 in 59 US births in 2018), preparations must be made, not only by families but by our communities as well. Currently, nearly half […]

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Making the Most of Spring Break With Autism

Making the Most of Spring Break With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/making-spring-break-with-autism/

As the end of winter inches closer, just about everyone starts counting down the days until spring break, kids and parents alike. And while there’s excitement about the vacation from school, there are also some very valid reasons why parents of kids on the autism spectrum or with various sensory issues may also have some […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Michael Leddin

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Michael Leddin https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-autism-michael-leddin/

Encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers insightful perspectives from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Michael Leddin who is the executive director of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney in Chicago. He is husband to Tammy, […]

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How to Relax and Bond With a Special Needs Child Through Yoga

How to Relax and Bond With a Special Needs Child Through Yoga https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-child-through-yoga/

What makes yoga different from other activities is its focus on correct full breathing during the exercises and the emphasis on doing them mindfully. Therefore it is important to encourage children to be fully present during this sequence and regularly remind them to keep awareness on their breath, and in what they are feeling in […]

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Mom Shares What Life Is Like for an Autism Sibling

Mom Shares What Life Is Like for an Autism Sibling https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mom-shares-what-life-is/

My girl is 15. She is curious. She has always loved to learn. Always asked questions. She is interested in life. She is a reader. She is a gymnast and a musician. She has a red belt in karate. She’s never been afraid to try things. Or maybe she has, but it doesn’t stop her. […]

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