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One Summer Day in a Class for Elementary Students with Autism

One Summer Day in a Class for Elementary Students with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/summer-class-for-elementary-students/

“Good work, Josiah, you are all done!  Lets check your schedule.”  Josiah smiles brightly and hurries to his schedule knowing swimming is next.   As he and Miss Leaky walk through the quietly bustling classroom, a small voice calls out “Miss Leaky, swimming?”  “Yes Augustus, first work then swimming, hurry up and finish your work.” Augustus […]

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Valuable Ways You Can Talk About Autism to Your Child’s Classmates

Valuable Ways You Can Talk About Autism to Your Child's Classmates https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-talk-about-autism/

My son entered first grade at a brand new school.  As parents, we decided that we wanted the other kids in his class to know about his diagnosis of autism.  There were several reasons that we decided to do this.  We were hoping that this would create an environment where he would be accepted for […]

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P to the 6th Power: Helping Children with Special Needs Take Flight

P to the 6th Power: Helping Children with Special Needs Take Flight https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/children-with-autism-take-flight/

I remember sitting at the wooden desk in my fifth-grade classroom feeling like one of the luckiest girls in the building. Standing by the chalkboard was a young, male teacher who was equal parts bumbling and wise. (I should clarify that this excitement was not at all rooted in the blushing cheeks of a schoolgirl […]

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How to Fight for the Best Education for Your ASD Child

How to Fight for the Best Education for Your ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-education-for-asd-child/

As the mother of six children, three autistic, three not disabled but in speech for a few years each in elementary schools, I have gone to way more than my fair share of educational meetings at school. Over the decades fighting that red tape, I have learned some ways to make the process less of […]

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Young Girl with Autism is the Creative Force Behind Popular Show

Young Girl with Autism is the Creative Force Behind Popular Show https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/young-girl-behind-popular-show/

August 24 was around the corner and everyone could feel the excitement in the air. Would it be a girl or a boy? It really didn’t matter to the family. The only thing they wished for was a happy and healthy baby. When the day arrived, the news spread like wildfire. The first baby in […]

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Parent Rights and IEP Placement Options You Need to Know

Parent Rights and IEP Placement Options You Need to Know http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/iep-placement-you-need-to-know/

Knowing and understanding your procedural safeguards (parental rights) is very important when seeking the appropriate special education services for your child. Since the majority of students with disabilities receive special education services in the general education setting, being aware of laws and regulations with inclusion will point you in the right direction. Federal law does […]

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My Bright Grandson Struggles in the Classroom

My 6-year-old grandson has autism and struggles in school. He isn’t doing is work in the classroom but can play spelling and math games on his iPad. He has a very sharp memory but just can’t seem to focus at school. Any suggestions? — Barb Hey Barb, your grandson sounds like so many children I […]

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Inspired Dad Transforms the Way Special Needs Children Develop and Learn

Inspired Dad Transforms the Way Special Needs Children Develop and Learn http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/dad-transforms-autism-develop-and-learn

Autism Warrior: Rupert Isaacson is founder and co-director of the Horse Boy Foundation which consists of two main programs: The Horse Boy Method, an equine therapy that addresses the nervous system and builds neuroplasticity for autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and other related conditions Movement Method, a kinetic learning program applicable for both home and classroom. […]

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Best Ways to Explain Your ASD Child’s Needs to Teachers

Best Ways to Explain Your ASD Child's Needs to Teachers http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/explain-asd-childs-needs-to-teachers

When it comes to autism, there can be many misconceptions and misunderstandings in the classroom environment. Sometimes, parents of children with autism in mainstream settings are blamed for their child’s unusual behaviors; teachers may not accept that behaviors they are seeing are typical of autism. This is probably because autism isn’t always apparent when a […]

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Important Strategies that Can Help Autistic Kids in the Classroom

Important Strategies that Can Help Autistic Kids in the Classroom https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/strategies-helping-autistic-kids-in-classroom

“If a child cannot learn in the way we teach…we must teach in a way the child can learn.” —Ignacio Estrada Let me begin with sharing a piece of a conversation I had while working with a differently-abled child: Colleague: “Miss, whenever you find the time, please meet me.” Me: “Sure.” Child: “Miss, I can […]

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