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Is Parenting Stressful? There’s Help!

Is Parenting Stressful? There's Help! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/is-parenting-stressful-theres-help/

Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed by ongoing therapies, the latest Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, or just trying to get your kid to eat something (anything) besides chicken nuggets? Studies show that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience more stress than those of typically developing children or even those with other developmental disabilities. […]

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Self-Esteem and Autism: Powerful Strategies You Need to Know

Self-Esteem and Autism: Powerful Strategies You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/powerful-strategies-needs-to-know/

In my work in the autism community as an autism specialist for the past 20 years, I have seen there is no goal more important than helping your child cultivate self-esteem and an overall positive sense of self. This is important not only because it will help your child experience more confidence, happiness, and fulfillment […]

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International Provisions for Kids With Special Educational Needs

International Provisions for Kids With Special Educational Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/kids-with-special-educational-needs/

The world is constantly evolving. Technology and medicine are becoming ever more advanced, while society is constantly striving to become more understanding, compassionate, and accepting towards our fellow people. Historically speaking, this understanding and compassion have been less than giving towards those with special educational needs (SEN) requirements, fortunately as we as a population learn […]

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Good News on the Horizon With Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Good News on the Horizon With Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/horizon-with-innovation-and-opportunity/

The 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act opened the door for young people with disabilities to be evaluated for regular work in the community before being steered toward subminimum wage jobs.  This Act has transformed the options available for those with disabilities when they age out of the educational system. In Minnesota, the number of […]

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Teaching Kids With Autism How To Be Strong and Ways To Shine

Teaching Kids With Autism How To Be Strong and Ways To Shine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/strong-and-ways-to-shine/

In the crowded and cobblestoned streets of Dumbo, NY there is a light shining out of Gleason’s Gym. This light is not from the boxing timer or the punch from a fighter but rather from the confidence and voices of people on the spectrum who attend the Spectrum Bout. The Spectrum Bout is a boxing […]

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Proudly Productive Fulfills Life Dreams for Teens with Special Needs

Proudly Productive Fulfills Life Dreams for Teens with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/fulfilling-life-dreams-with-autism/

While working with teenagers with special needs as an education assistant in a Perth, Australia high school, I would often listen to the kids and their parents talk about the hopes and dreams they had when they finished year 12. Many of these students, some of them with autism, suffered from anxiety and would voice […]

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Autism Toys for Children: Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Best Gift for Your Child With Autism

Autism Toys for Children: Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Best Gift for Your Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-toys/

What are the best autism toys for children? Children are so different from one another and so are their needs. Does your child like physical activity? An indoor ball pit or trampoline might help your child with autism expend some energy. What about sensory issues? Many kids benefit from soothing toys such as stress balls […]

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Adult Life – What Is Available For My Child With Special Needs?

Adult Life – What Is Available For My Child With Special Needs? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/accessible-for-my-spectrum-child/

Parents, families, and adults have the same burning question, “What happens when school is over?”  In the past, the answer was for the child to continue to live at home with parents or in a group home setting, possibly work part-time at a fast food restaurant, grocery store, pet store or maybe just be able […]

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Trailblazer Seeks Job Opportunities for People of All Abilities

Trailblazer Seeks Job Opportunities for People of All Abilities https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/job-opportunities-for-all-abilities/

Autism Warrior: Jonathan Andrews Trainee Solicitor, Reed Smith, and Board Member, Ambitious about Autism In Jonathan’s main role, he’s a trainee solicitor at international law firm Reed Smith, the market leader in disability inclusion among City of London law firms. After overhauling its recruitment process to become more accessible, Reed Smith has hired more than […]

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Awkward and Awesome Sex Talks with Your Child with Autism

Awkward and Awesome Sex Talks with Your Child with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/awkward-and-awesome-autism-sex-talks

I plopped down onto one of the padded barstools at my kitchen counter. There was a sticky milk ring from the morning’s breakfast that I apparently hadn’t wiped clean in my rush to get the boys out the door. I sighed as I looked at the pile of gloves, school assignments, and other random papers […]

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