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Terrific Ways Theater Can Help Kids With Autism Communicate

Terrific Ways Theater Can Help Kids With Autism Communicate https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-kids-with-autism-communicate/

“The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.” — Stella Adler The truth is theater is just a mirror. We hold mirrors up to ourselves every day. We […]

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Outrunning Asperger’s: A Father’s Story of Love and Support

Outrunning Asperger's: A Father’s Story of Love and Support https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/story-of-love-and-support/

On July 29, 1993, my wife and I welcomed our third child. He weighed in at eight pounds, eight ounces, and sported a mound of black hair atop his head. We named him Brendan Richard. As months passed, we noticed certain developmental and speech delays. Two months after Brendan’s second birthday, he was diagnosed with […]

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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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Ways to Keep Your Child with Autism Safe at Holiday Time

Ways to Keep Your Child with Autism Safe at Holiday Time http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/keep-autism-child-safe-on-holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time for family and friends— a chance to create some great memories.  Unfortunately, for many families living with a child with autism, it can also be a tremendous source of stress because parents may need to be extra vigilant to keep their child(ren) safe. There are changes in […]

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Top Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Participate in the Halloween Fun

Top Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Participate in the Halloween Fun http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-participate-halloween/

Costumes? Candy? Frightening décor? Halloween seems like it should be fun for all, but this holiday can be stressful for families with kiddos on the autism spectrum. Here are some tips to make Halloween a little less scary for your family: Costume Concerns Let your child get used to the costume.  You can practice having […]

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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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Changing the Way We Celebrate Birthdays with Autism

Changing the Way We Celebrate Birthdays with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/celebrate-birthdays-with-autism/

Birthdays can be hard for my family. My son has autism and with it comes difficulty connecting with others. He’s always wanted to play with other kids, but he lacked the social skills to navigate friendship and play. He doesn’t process things quickly enough due to a processing disorder, so when kids are asking him […]

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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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How to Help Your Child With Autism Communicate Using Comics

How to Help Your Child With Autism Communicate Using Comics http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-child-with-autism-communicate-using-comics

In all my years as a teacher and tutor, I have yet to see a frown or a tear shed by students in creating or reading comics. For those who work with children on the autism spectrum, the practice of creating comic strips with free comic generators like MakeBeliefsComix.com or even drawing them by hand […]

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How Do I Know How Much Money to Leave My Child With Autism?

How Do I Know How Much Money to Leave My Child With Autism? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-much-money-to-leave-child-with-autism

Question:  “We have three children, and only one of our children has autism. How do we know the amount of money we need to provide for each of our children?” It is very common to feel uneasy about determining the amount of money that your child with autism may need for a lifetime of support […]

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