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How to Handle Bullying at School As the Parent of a Special Needs Child

How to Handle Bullying at School As the Parent of a Special Needs Child http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/handle-bullying-at-school-autism/

Growing up can be a challenge even under the best of circumstances. But when you are the parent of a child with a disability bullied because he or she is different, the ability to cope and resolve this type of situation can be upsetting. While there is no single or easy solution, there are several […]

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Benefits of Natural Autism Supplements – Vitamins and Minerals

Benefits of Natural Autism Supplements - Vitamins and Minerals http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-supplements/

Why children might need vitamin and mineral supplements Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have long been prescribed vitamins, minerals, and natural supplements to help with sleep, gastrointestinal distress, and boost low vitamin levels, all of which are common in children and adults with ASD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that […]

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Improving the Future for Young People with Autism

Improving the Future for Young People with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/improving-the-future-for-young-people-with-autism

Almost all parents, including those who are actively involved in their child’s special education plan, feel unprepared to navigate the transition from high school to adult life. This article highlights important findings about outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from several new studies.  (Warning: You may not like what you read). The discussion […]

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Special Needs and Safety: Ways to Keep Kids Protected

Special Needs and Safety: Ways to Keep Kids Protected http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-safety-ways-to-keep-kids-protected

We’ve all heard of “baby-proofing,” wearing a helmet, looking “both ways,” or even putting a gate around the pool. These actions are pretty standard and aren’t usually too difficult.  When it comes to ensuring the safety of our children with special needs or disabilities, this can take more thought, consideration, and perhaps some in-depth teaching. […]

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The Promising Benefits of Aiding Hand Dominance in Autism

The Promising Benefits of Aiding Hand Dominance in Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/promising-benefits-of-aiding-hand-dominance-autism

We have a grandchild who was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum at around 18 months.  She is now seven years old and has shown amazing improvement.  Her stimming has ceased.  She now functions in school in the appropriate grade and shows continuous improvement in social integration. For us, the diagnosis brought with it, as I’m sure […]

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Mindfulness: How It Can Help Your Stressed Child With ASD

Many children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) suffer from anxiety and stress.  Research suggests nearly 55% of all children with ASD are actually living with a comorbid anxiety disorder (De Bruin et al, 2006).  One intervention that has garnered a lot of evidence to support its use in helping individuals with anxiety is […]

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Video Modeling – A Fun and Easy Way to Teach Kids with Autism Show Me! A Teacher’s Guide to Video Modeling

Video Modeling A Teacher’s Guide to Video Modeling http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teachers-guide-to-video-modeling/

Although video modeling can be a highly beneficial strategy to support individuals with autism, many teachers and parents have not implemented the use of this evidence-based practice. Research has shown that video modeling can be used to help individuals with autism adapt to situations and learn new skills, yet the technology aspect of video modeling […]

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How Will I Know if My Child is Eligible for Government Benefits

How Will I Know if My Child is Eligible for Government Benefits http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-eligibility-government-benefits

Question:  I heard that government benefits are something we should be considering for my daughter, but I have also been told that our family will not qualify.  Should we apply, and if so, how? — Ben Access to government benefits can be beneficial due to the fact they can help pay for services that your […]

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My Little Boy is Showing Masturbatory Behaviors

HELP: My Little Boy is Showing Masturbatory Behaviors http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-boy-showing-masturbatory-behaviors

I am a mother of a five-year-old autistic boy. Even though he is attending occupational therapy sessions, he is showing masturbatory behavior at times. Do you have any suggestions or tips for controlling these behaviors? — Jan Hi Jan, There’s something we need to get out of the way before going any further…these behaviors are […]

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Exciting Ways Equine Therapy Can Help A Child You Love

Exciting Ways Equine Therapy Can Help A Child You Love http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/equine-therapy-can-help-a-child-you-love

Surrounded by the delightful whinnies of “therapeutic” horses, I had the opportunity to interview Laurie Willmott, founder of Spirit Therapies. How did you get started in Equine Therapy? I’ve been around horses since I was three years old. They have always held a special place in my heart. In 1997, I was working as a […]

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