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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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From Chaos to Peace – Using Mindfulness in Special Education

From Chaos to Peace - Using Mindfulness in Special Education https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/using-mindfulness-in-special-education/

Close your eyes and imagine walking into a classroom and seeing what can only be explained as pure chaos. You can see students arguing with paraprofessionals, a student laying on the floor and kicking his feet while he yells,  a student sitting in the corner with his hood on (no doubt trying to cancel out […]

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My Brother Has Autism, And What About Me?

My Brother Has Autism, And What About Me? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-brother-what-about-me/

Family life is a challenge for many of us these days. Even with two parents in the home, it can still become a “juggling act” to meet all the needs for each child present. Yet, within the busy framework of family life, how often are the siblings without autism encouraged to sit down and express […]

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How to Improve Important Skills Through Special Accommodations at School

How to Improve Important Skills Through Special Accommodations at School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/important-skills-through-special-accommodations/

Although students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) vary greatly across multiple domains such as age, intellectual ability, social and communication development, degree of behavioral challenges and family support, there are some accommodations and procedures that are helpful to very many students with ASD as they attempt to maintain behavioral self-control and make progress in their […]

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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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