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Benefits, Uses, and Importance of Occupational Therapy for Autism

Benefits, Uses, and Importance of Occupational Therapy for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/occupational-therapy-for-autism

What is occupational therapy? The role of occupational therapy for autism is to help the child participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. (“About Occupational Therapy,” 2019) Occupational therapy takes a holistic approach to the client’s wellbeing. It addresses the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects […]

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Pathological Demand Avoidance for Autism (PDA)

Pathological Demand Avoidance for Autism (PDA) https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/pathological-demand-avoidance-autism

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance? Pathological Demand Avoidance is a behavior profile seen in people with autism. A person with this trait refuses to follow demands that can be considered part of daily life such as going to school, eating dinner, or going to bed. This uncooperativeness is said to be based on anxiety and […]

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Preparing for the Social Transition to Adulthood With Special Needs

Preparing for the Social Transition to Adulthood With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/preparing-social-transition-with-special-needs/

Perhaps the single greatest, and most frightening moment of a parent’s life is the birth of a child. As you stare in the innocent and precious eyes of your newborn, the gravity of the task of being a parent falls squarely upon your shoulders. No book is given to you that has all the answers […]

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Regression in Autism—Not Just For Toddlers

Regression in Autism—Not Just For Toddlers https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-not-just-for-toddlers/

I have done a lot of recent research on the facts of regression in autism, and I have come across a lot of articles covering regression in the toddler years. For many children affected with autism, this period of regression is usually the first outward signs that a parent or caregiver will notice that something […]

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Best Ways to Help Kids Build Social and Verbal Skills

Best Ways to Help Kids Build Social and Verbal Skills https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-social-and-verbal-skills/

Children with autism spectrum disorder can sometimes find communication and social interaction difficult, and parents can feel shut out. But caregivers can make a big difference in opening the door to communication—and part of it might boil down to meat and potatoes. Why are we bringing dinner into the discussion? Keep reading! Changing the way […]

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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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Autism Social Skills: How to Enhance Social Interaction

Autism Social Skills: How to Enhance Social Interaction https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-social-skills/

What Are Social Skills? Social skills refer to a child’s ability to communicate with others in a way that is acceptable and appropriate. When a child has social skills, he/she can form friendships and can carry a simple conversation. Social Skills and Autism It’s a common misconception that children with autism do not make friends […]

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Autism Support Groups for Parents, Families & Children —The Ultimate Guide

Autism Support Groups for Parents, Families & Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-support-groups-for-parents-families-children

What is a support group? A support group is defined as “a group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and advice.” There are support groups for most common illnesses, disabilities, and addictions. Support groups are vital for families, friends, loved ones, and caregivers of those experiencing life’s […]

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Fun and Affordable Sensory Play Ideas for Kids With Special Needs

Fun and Affordable Sensory Play Ideas for Kids With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-sensory-play-ideas/

Sensory play is important for the development of all children—and that’s even truer for children on the autism spectrum who might have sensory integration issues. Whether it’s climbing a tree, squishing Play-Doh through their fingers, blowing bubbles, or burying their feet in the sand, sensory play stimulates the senses and helps children discover and understand […]

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