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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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Training Young People With ASD to Be the Techies of Tomorrow

Training Young People With ASD to Be the Techies of Tomorrow http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/training-young-people-with-asd-to-be-the-techies-of-tomorrow

There’s a lot of talk about why teaching kids technology, programming in particular, is good for students in today’s educational landscape.  Nearly every other week there seems to be some major news announcement around STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and CS (computer science) and even, IT (information […]

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My Bright Grandson Struggles in the Classroom

My 6-year-old grandson has autism and struggles in school. He isn’t doing is work in the classroom but can play spelling and math games on his iPad. He has a very sharp memory but just can’t seem to focus at school. Any suggestions? — Barb Hey Barb, your grandson sounds like so many children I […]

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Special Moms Who Changed the Way Families Shop

Warrior moms. We’ve always been there. Fighting for our kids. Protecting them. Providing for them. Defending their rights. Especially mothers like us: mothers of children with special needs. We are the voice for our children who have no voice of their own. We will fight for them. With all our strength. For as long as […]

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Ways Autism Focused Couple Therapy Can Change Your Life

Ways Autism Focused Couple Therapy Can Change Your Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-couple-therapy

As a practicing clinician specializing in adult diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I have noticed that as the diagnosis of children impacted on the spectrum has dramatically increased (current statistic from the Centers for Disease Control is 1:55), the first time diagnostic rates for adults on the spectrum also continue to skyrocket, making the […]

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