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Parenting a Unique Child: A Child Like Mine

Parenting a Unique Child: A Child Like Mine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/a-unique-child-like-mine/

It’s a BOY! I was overwhelmed with joy, pure joy. I was going to be a mom of a baby boy. Being a former tomboy, I enjoyed everything boy-related. I loved comic book superheroes, action figures, scary movies, playing with trucks and trains—all the stereotypical things related to boys. I was destined to have a […]

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Innovative Device May Help Your Child With Autism Sleep Better

Innovative Device May Help Your Child With Autism Sleep Better https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/devices-that-helps-autism-sleep-better/

Dan Slage, an electrical engineer in Winter Park, Florida, noticed two of his work colleagues showing up at the office bleary-eyed and cranky. Both were parents of children with autism spectrum (ASD) who regularly woke up fully alert and ready to play in the middle of the night. Slage’s colleagues weren’t alone. Researchers believe 40 […]

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A Mom’s Loving Advice on Transitioning an ASD Child to Adulthood

A Mom's Loving Advice on Transitioning an ASD Child to Adulthood https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/moms-loving-advice-to-adulthood/

Mother’s Day, a universal tradition of marking the special relationship between a Mother and her children, has a poignancy which only those of us mothering our autistic son or daughter can appreciate. We Moms belong to a special community. It is a community of Mothers whose lives revolve around raising our autistic child to adulthood […]

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Ways to Better Understand Echolalia and Vocal Stereotypy

Ways to Better Understand Echolalia and Vocal Stereotypy https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understandings-of-verbal-behavior/

My little boy will sometimes call cookies ‘biscuits,’ and gasoline ‘petrol.’ He has lived in the Midwestern United States all eight years of his life, but that does not stop him from saying, “I CAHN’T!” when asked to complete a task, or requesting ‘pahn-cakes’ for breakfast. Greyson has no idea where England is, but he […]

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Trailblazer Seeks Job Opportunities for People of All Abilities

Trailblazer Seeks Job Opportunities for People of All Abilities https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/job-opportunities-for-all-abilities/

Autism Warrior: Jonathan Andrews Trainee Solicitor, Reed Smith, and Board Member, Ambitious about Autism In Jonathan’s main role, he’s a trainee solicitor at international law firm Reed Smith, the market leader in disability inclusion among City of London law firms. After overhauling its recruitment process to become more accessible, Reed Smith has hired more than […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Gina Badalaty

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Gina Badalaty http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/different-side-of-autism/

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 Gina Badalaty, a freelance blogger who has been writing about raising special needs children and living […]

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Dr. Focused Smith Atypical View from an Autism Mom: AutismTV is NOT a Hashtag!

Dr. Focused Smith Atypical View from an Autism Mom: AutismTV is NOT a Hashtag! http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/typical-view-from-autism-mom/

Atypical, The Good Doctor, The Accountant These are just a few TV shows that feature the stars the autism spectrum. Sesame Street now has Julia, a character with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I find it thought-provoking how so many people are excited to tell parents of children on the spectrum that these shows exist. More […]

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Ethical Considerations Need to Be Made for Service Dogs

Ethical Considerations Need to Be Made for Service Dogs http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/considerations-made-for-service-dogs/

Some children with autism and their families are known to benefit from the presence of an assistance dog. Little research has been done on ethical issues that can arise around the dogs’ welfare or methods to limit the stress on both the dog and the family. The goal of this piece is to identify and […]

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Easy Ways to Increase Physical Activity Time with ASD Kids

Easy Ways to Increase Physical Activity Time with ASD Kids https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/increase-physical-activity-autism-kids

Physical activity is an important part of everyone’s life and well-being. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, children under 18 should have a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Adults should have 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week. Recent studies have revealed, however, people are […]

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A New Autism Perspective: The Other Side of the Table

A New Autism Perspective: The Other Side of the Table https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-autism-perspective-side

I’ve been on both sides of the table. I’ve been the professional telling you what your child can and cannot do. I’ve reviewed Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and have felt the hurt from parents when they review the results. I have watched parents sit in IEP meetings, crying as professionals discussed their child. My heart […]

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