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When Special Education Fails to Be Special

When Special Education Fails to Be Special https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/education-fails-to-be-special/

Whether you call it special education or exceptional education, your expectations for its role in your child’s life are high, as well they should be. As parents of special needs students, we face decisions that parents of typical students rarely consider. Public, private, or charter school? Consider homeschooling? Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan? Standard diploma […]

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What You Need to Know About the Benefits of Taking Gap Year With Autism

What You Need to Know About the Benefits of Taking Gap Year With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/taking-gap-year-with-autism/

As a parent, it’s natural to approach life’s tasks in familiar sequences. We hold our toddlers’ hands during those wobbly first steps, stand close by during ventures onto the playground, sit in the bleachers watching our children run on the soccer field, then wave goodbye when they run the local 10K. We walk our children […]

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Amazing Bakery Run Totally by People on the Autism Spectrum

Amazing Bakery Run Totally by People on the Autism Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/bakery-run-by-autism-employees/

As a society, we have come a very long way to embrace children with autism in the educational system. Still, we have not made good educated progress to integrate adults across the autism spectrum to the workforce. As a society, we must break down the barriers and create new paths to employment. “In the United […]

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Reflections and Advice from a 20-year-old on the Spectrum

Reflections and Advice from a 20-year-old on the Spectrum http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reflections-advice-on-the-spectrum/

I first met Cosette and her mom when they were referred to me by their pediatric neurologist. He wondered if Cosette, then six years old, might be autistic. Our evaluation affirmed that yes, Cosette was on the autism spectrum, that she was clearly struggling, and that she needed assistance and resources. At that time, Cosette […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Stanley P. Jaskiewicz, Esq.

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Stanley P. Jaskiewicz, Esq. http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-at-autism/

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 Stanley P. Jaskiewicz, Esq., who with his wife, Judy, are the proud parents of a 19-year-old […]

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Top Nine Things I Wish I Had Known When My Son Started College

Top 9 Things I Wish I Knew the Day My Son Left for College https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/my-son-started-college

My 24-year-old son, Sean, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at eight years old.  He graduated with a degree in Informatics from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, in 2017.  Sean is a voracious reader, writer, and standup comic whose greatest pleasure is correcting his mother’s use of the English language.  Now that Sean has successfully completed […]

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An Aspie Life Living the College Life

An Aspie Life Living the College Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aspie-life-college-life

College is already a tough transition for teens everywhere.  So naturally, it’s a little more difficult when you process social information slower and your anxiety is always at a 10 on a scale of 1-5!  College overall has been a different, but nice, transition. I think that it is mainly due to the fact that […]

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Issue 62 – Motherhood: An Enduring Love

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 62 - Motherhood: An Enduring Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-62-motherhood-love

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives In celebration of Mother’s Day, autism advocate and attorney Areva Martin shares an intimate look at the enduring effect of strong and loving women. Areva Martin, Esq. Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the […]

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