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Finding Balance As a Special Needs Parent

Finding Balance As a Special Needs Parent https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/finding-balance-as-special-needs/

The phone rings, I pick up, and a dear friend asks if I am coming to the potluck tonight. I say thank you, and I wish I could, but I am terribly swamped tonight and perhaps another time. What I don’t say is, my son is having a bad day, he is on his tenth […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Teresa Dannaway

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Teresa Dannaway https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-with-teresa-dannaway/

Encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers insightful perspectives from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Teresa Dannaway who has an eight-year-old-year-old son (Tyler) with autism and apraxia. Around 15 months Tyler started having seizures and […]

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The Wonders and Benefits of Art for Children With Autism

The Wonders and Benefits of Art for Children With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/art-for-children-with-autism/

The experience of expressing one’s self through art has widely been practiced as a form of therapy, as it’s no surprise that art brings a sense of calmness and serenity. This type of therapy is known as ‘art therapy,’ and it is a treatment widely used by therapists in meeting the challenges often faced by […]

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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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Autism and Comorbidities: How to Treat One While Treating the Other

Autism and Comorbidities: How to Treat One While Treating the Other https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/treat-one-while-treating-the-other/

Q&A with Matthew Fisher, MD, Medical Leader, Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program and Outpatient Psychiatry Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) commonly experience other medical conditions or comorbidities that can sometimes mask or even exacerbate symptoms of autism. At the top of the list are psychiatric conditions, neurological issues, and even gastrointestinal […]

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Valuable Ways You Can Talk About Autism to Your Child’s Classmates

Valuable Ways You Can Talk About Autism to Your Child's Classmates https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-talk-about-autism/

My son entered first grade at a brand new school.  As parents, we decided that we wanted the other kids in his class to know about his diagnosis of autism.  There were several reasons that we decided to do this.  We were hoping that this would create an environment where he would be accepted for […]

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Take the Time To Understand Us Kids With Autism

Take the Time To Understand Us Kids With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/time-to-understand-with-autism/

To me, a child with autism is a child who thinks differently. There are terms and labels used to categorize us, but I just say our brain works in a different way. Knowing that we are different is a good thing. It’s even better to accept it and know that it’s okay to be different. […]

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Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives

Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/love-and-strength-of-women/

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” — Gail Tsukiyama For all of us, there are times in our lives when the spinning wheel of fortune lands on “bad things.”  We face tragedy, heartbreak, loss, rejection, […]

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Seven Ways To Strengthen A Special Needs Friendship

Seven Ways To Strengthen A Special Needs Friendship https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-strengthen-special-friendship/

“Maria and Toni are going to be so surprised when they come over. I can’t wait to see the expression on their faces when I tell them the truth.” They think we’re having a barbeque in my backyard but it’s not true. In reality, I’m treating them to a special lunch at our favorite Italian […]

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Special Needs Parents: You Are Not Alone

Special Needs Parents: You Are Not Alone https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/you-are-not-alone-parents/

At times I feel very alone! Yes, I will admit it may seem very difficult to feel alone while being in the company of little children day in and day out, though there is a vast difference between being lonely and being alone. I may, in fact, have company everywhere— in my bed the few […]

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