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Amazing Ways Surfing Changes the Lives of Children With Autism

Amazing Ways Surfing Changes the Lives of Children With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-ways-surfing-changes-autism/

Attend any surf event for children with autism, and there’s more than what meets the eye. While it may look like a day where children and young adults are simply surfing, there’s actually a powerful form of therapy taking place, something I discovered firsthand. Surf events for children with autism and other special needs are […]

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The Value of Nurturing Your Special Needs Child’s Hidden Talent

The Value of Nurturing Your Special Needs Child's Hidden Talent https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-need-child-hidden-talent/

Our son, Himal, was only two years old when he was diagnosed with profound, non-verbal autism. Fifteen years later, despite all the unknowns and challenges ahead, we have never felt more hopeful about his future. As the parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), do you feel genuinely optimistic about your child’s future? […]

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How to Combat Negative Thoughts and Find Happiness With ASD

How to Combat Negative Thoughts and Find Happiness With ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/combat-negative-thoughts-with-asd/

Happiness­­–a term notoriously difficult to define. What exactly is happiness? A short-term experience? A longer-term state of mind? Are people born happy or is it something that can be cultivated? It’s a hard-enough question to consider even among the neurotypical population. What might make one person very happy (going to a football match, for example) […]

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Autism Education: Homeschooling a Child With Autism

Autism Education: Homeschooling a Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/homeschooling-with-autism-child/

If you’re considering the homeschooling path for your child, chances are you’re not satisfied with your child’s current educational setting. Whether it’s a public or private school, some parents or guardians discover the typical learning environment there just contains too many factors that can negatively impact their children. What works well for some children with […]

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Is an ABA Center the Right Option for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum?

Is an ABA Center the Right Option for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/right-option-for-your-child/

It’s no secret that autism diagnoses of children are growing. In a new study just published in the journal Pediatrics, one in 40 children has autism spectrum disorder, and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, diagnoses of boys outnumber girls nearly four to one (1/37 boys versus 1/151 girls). While there is […]

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Special Program Provides a Safe Space for Kids With ASD to Play

Special Program Provides a Safe Space for Kids With ASD to Play https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-program-provides-safe-space/

Raising two sons on the autism spectrum, I knew I wanted to support an organization that focused on helping a wide variety of people–both kids and parents–who are navigating a similar experience. But when I started at my current role as senior director of digital partnerships at Deluxe five years ago, I never expected that […]

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Parenting A Child With Autism Is a Valuable Full-Time Job

Parenting A Child With Autism Is a Valuable Full-Time Job https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parenting-valuable-full-time-job/

I don’t have a job yet my calendar is filled with to-dos, appointments, and tasks required of me. I have a psychology degree hanging on the wall that everyone around me seems to have forgotten collecting dust as I interact with therapists that often think of me as “just another special needs mom.” I attend […]

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Delightful Sisters With Autism Are Models for Acceptance

Delightful Sisters With Autism Are Models for Acceptance https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/delightful-sisters-autism-models-acceptance/

Meet vibrant sisters Teagan and Logan Martin of Ontario, Canada whose shared goal is to spread autism awareness everywhere they go. At eight years old, Teagan has been doing print-work and acted as an autism ambassador since the age of four for Grandview Kids Center while Logan, now four, has followed in her sister’s footsteps since she was a […]

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Mom Advocates for Inclusive and Accessible Restrooms

Mom Advocates for Inclusive and Accessible Restrooms https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mom-advocates-inclusive-accessible-restrooms/

I am a dedicated wife and mother of three children and a passionate activist for individuals and families impacted by disabilities. My eight-year-old son, Ethan, has autism and sensory processing disorder along with a chronic medical condition. He loves to play outside with his twin brother and older sister and he has the biggest dinosaur […]

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