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Autism and Comorbidities: How to Treat One While Treating the Other

Autism and Comorbidities: How to Treat One While Treating the Other https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/treat-one-while-treating-the-other/

Q&A with Matthew Fisher, MD, Medical Leader, Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program and Outpatient Psychiatry Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) commonly experience other medical conditions or comorbidities that can sometimes mask or even exacerbate symptoms of autism. At the top of the list are psychiatric conditions, neurological issues, and even gastrointestinal […]

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How to Build Social Skills for Life Using Minecraft

How to Build Social Skills for Life Using Minecraft https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-social-skills-using-minecraft/

Video games, social media, and technology are becoming an increasingly large part of our children’s lives. Digital play is now the most common type of play engaged in by younger children. Recent studies suggest that kids under the age of eight spend about 2.5 hours per day with screen media. For kids five and under, […]

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Mind Palace: Easy Ways to Connect With Your Child’s Creative Mind

Mind Palace: Easy Ways to Connect With Your Child's Creative Mind https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/connect-with-childs-creative-mind/

The images show representative neurons from unaffected brains (left) and brains from autistic patients (right); the spines on the neurons indicate the location of synapses. (Image: Guomei Tang and Mark S. Sonders/CUMC) When I began to suspect my son had autism, I had no idea how to connect or communicate with him. I was terrified […]

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HELP: My Autistic Teen Keeps Picking Fights with Me

HELP: My Autistic Teen Keeps Picking Fights with Me https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-teen-keeps-picking-fights/

I have a 13-year-old son with autism and have been trying to learn how to work with him, to understand him, and I just don’t get it.  When I’m at home, he just wants to pick a fight with me, and then when I walk away from him, he wants to follow me. Please help!—Troy […]

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Autism and Toddlers: The Amazing Rewards Of Early Intervention

Autism and Toddlers: The Amazing Rewards Of Early Intervention https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-rewards-of-early-intervention/

Several months after turning one, our son Daniel started to show some unusual behavior. He started to forget words he had learned, and he would let chewed food fall out of his mouth while eating. Although concerning, we didn’t give it too much thought until he started becoming more passive, spending increasing time staring into […]

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Internet Safety Rules You Need to Teach Your Child with ASD

Internet Safety Rules You Need to Teach Your Child with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/internet-safety-rules-to-teach/

The Internet has been a game changer. It is estimated that 95% of teenagers aged 12-17 are online.While the Internet has connected us to others and made information much more accessible, it also poses a tremendous potential threat to your child’s safety if left to his/her own devices.Essentially, the Internet presents us a means by […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Amy Kelly

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Amy Kelly https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-at-autism-2/

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 with Amy Kelly who is a mother to Danny, Annie and Ryan.  Annie is diagnosed with […]

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Q&A HELP: My Non-Verbal Child Laughs After He Hits People

Q&A HELP: My Non-Verbal Child Laughs After He Hits People https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-laughs-after-hitting-people/

Question: My non-verbal four-year-old son started hitting people and himself and laughing. We thought he was just testing us, but the behavior has gotten worse over the past few months. We don’t know how to make him understand that he can’t do this. I think he’s frustrated because he can’t speak.—Christian Answer: This story is […]

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Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs Dads

Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs Dads https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gifts-for-special-needs-dads/

Happy Father’s Day! I’m writing this letter to let you know how much I appreciate you and the important role you play in my life. There’s no greeting card that could possibly tell you how much you mean to me. Fathering a special needs child requires inner strength, patience and extraordinary love for one’s son […]

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Family and Community Inspires Special Needs Woman to Reach for the Stars

Family and Community Inspires Special Needs Woman to Reach for the Stars http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/family-community-inspires-special-needs-woman

Nothing will keep Kyleigh LaRavann Dirton from achieving her dreams. Born with meningitis, Kyleigh was diagnosed with autism, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and seizure disorders as a young girl. Her parents were told by doctors that her chance of walking, talking, or having any type of normal life was slim.  But they didn’t know Kyleigh. […]

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