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Love Needs No Words

Love Needs No Words https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/love-needs-no-words/

Big, blue eyes smile at me And little arms extend up, fingers outstretched Reaching for me, like I encompass the whole world – These things say more than a conversation ever could. You come to me, take my hand, and guide me To sit beside you And enjoy your favorite show Or just sit, holding […]

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A Voice With No Words: Ways to Get Started With PECS

A Voice With No Words: Ways to Get Started With PECS https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-get-started-with-pecs/

Hello, I’m mum to Franklin aged four who was diagnosed with autism at two years old. Franklin is non-verbal, highly sensory, and has learning difficulties.  Franklin being non-verbal has been a huge and heartbreaking concern ever since we realized the words just weren’t coming. While my daughter does not stop speaking from the minute her […]

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Autism Myths vs Autism Facts

Autism Myths vs Autism Facts https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-myths-and-facts/

While the term autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been used by scientists and doctors for decades, we don’t have all the answers surrounding this developmental disability. Finding the advice and support autism families need can be challenging as there is a lot of inconsistent information and technical progress can be slow. To understand autism and […]

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ASL Offers New Opportunities for Communicating with Autism

ASL Offers New Opportunities for Communicating With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/opportunities-for-communicating-with-autism/

American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most used foreign language in the United States. It ranks right behind Spanish and French, with approximately 2 million individuals in the United States utilizing it (Gallaudet University Library, 2016). How can this beautiful language be used to benefit the lives of children with autism? 1. Does Your […]

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How Can Sensory Deficits Impact Communication With ASD?

How Can Sensory Deficits Impact Communication With ASD? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-deficits-communication-with-asd/

As we all learned in elementary school, there are five basic senses that we use to process the world around us; touch, hearing, vision, smell, and taste.  Our sense organs (e.g., eyes, nose, etc.) receive information from the environment and relay that information to the brain for interpretation. Throughout the day, each of us processes […]

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How Can I Help My ASD Child Better Control Tantrums

How Can I Help My ASD Child Better Control Tantrums https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/asd-child-better-control-tantrums/

As a parent, nothing can be more exhausting, or frustrating, than the specter of a full-fledged tantrum with a child. It can leave both the parent and child tired, anxious, and upset regarding the momentary lapse on an uncontrolled emotional rollercoaster. With children who have challenges with communication, these outbursts can be compounded as moods […]

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How to Talk About Death With ASD Children

How to Talk About Death With ASD Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/talk-about-death-with-asd/

It is a horrible place to be as a parent, believing you have done everything in your power to help your child through a difficult time, only to discover it wasn’t enough. I’m not certain when I recognized that I let my son down, but partway through his middle school years, it became obvious to […]

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Starting the School Day Off Right on the Bus With a Special Needs Child

Starting the School Day Off Right on the Bus With a Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/starting-school-day-off-right/

Many parents seem to focus on schoolteachers when preparing for the first day of school. However, the truth for many children is that the first person they encounter may not be their classroom teacher—but rather the school bus driver. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are no different. Ensuring this step goes smoothly is extremely […]

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Autism Through My Eyes: A Successful Journey With Devereux

Autism Through My Eyes: A Successful Journey With Devereux https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-through-my-eyes/

In my first semester of college in the fall of 2007, I felt stuck. I was earning great grades, but it was a major struggle. I was confused and stressed out through the entire process, constantly feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated. I didn’t always understand what people were asking of me. By the end of that […]

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Types of Autism Behavior Interventions

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What is an intervention? Intervention for autism involves taking action, often with outside help, to improve a specific condition or behavior. A successful intervention requires the cooperation of the child, parent, and therapist. With consistent practice and teamwork, interventions can make a difference. There are many interventions that address the many challenges parents encounter when […]

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