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Finding a Winning Special Needs Exercise Program

Finding a Winning Special Needs Exercise Program https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/winning-special-needs-exercise-program/

Whether in the gym, residential, or outdoor setting, engagement in routine exercise can help individuals on the autism spectrum to dramatically improve their physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing. As time spent in the fitness setting creates opportunities to develop communication skills, facilitate sensory processing, and enhance social awareness, exercise task demands gradually transform into […]

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Unique Interactive Style of Learning Can Reduce Social Anxiety

Unique Interactive Style of Learning Can Reduce Social Anxiety https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/unique-style-of-reducing-anxiety/

Ten years ago, I was asked by the Asperger Autism Network of New England (A.A.N.E.) to run a group for young adults who wanted to learn the basics of dating and romance.  At that point in my life, I had been an attorney, a divorce mediator, a life coach, and was beginning my training as […]

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The Most Important Things I Learned From My Child’s Therapists

The Most Important Things I Learned From My Child’s Therapists http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-therapists-autism-lessons/

My son is 16 years old and is on the autism spectrum. He started speech therapy at age three and applied behavior analysis (ABA) at the age of four. He’s had occupational and music therapy and social skills groups led by therapists. A whole lot of therapy! Some of the therapies have been at school, […]

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