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The Never Ending Battle for Autism Rights – A Special Interview with Civil Rights Attorney Areva Martin

A civil rights lawyer and autism mom talks about the importance of advocacy, work-life balance and the potentially groundbreaking lawsuit in which she’s representing the parents of an autistic child. Nationally recognized autism advocate and civil rights attorney Areva Martin is also mom to Marty, who has autism. Here, she gives advice on how to […]

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Issue 44 – Strategies for Daily Life with Autism

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50%   Features: Valuable Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Cope with Traumatic Events Learn from an expert ways you can provide comfort and reassurance for your child with autism in this ever-changing world. Karen Kabaki-Sisto, M.S. CCC-SLP Sure Fire Ways to Help Your ASD Child Go To […]

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Professional Advice on Ways to Differentiate Between ADHD and Asperger’s

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Often times, it can be confusing differentiating behavior between ADHD and Asperger’s. There are a lot of systematic overlaps between the two and they are highly controversial diagnostic classifications. With a better diagnosis, you and your child are able to receive more effective treatment, leading to a more enjoyable life. Join Dr. Trey Ishee Wednesday, […]

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How Journaling with My ASD Son Created a Special Life Connection

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Recently I was searching the house for something. We have no storage space so “storage” is pretty much anywhere I can stuff something and finding “said something” later often proves to be an all day event. I never did find what I was looking for but I did come across DC’s Journal from way back in […]

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How to Help Your ASD Child Navigate Through Life

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I find that a large portion of my day is spent running on auto-pilot. I don’t really think about getting dressed, taking a shower, feeding the cat, driving to work, and so on.  I react to what I encounter in my environment almost instinctively, nailed down by habit, and granted … all of it seems […]

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5 Special Things You Might Not Know About Autism

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Autism is a very complicated subject, impossible to explain with any real depth in a single book or especially in one short blog post. The spectrum means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and there’s a whole lot to learn about it. In my eyes, though, there are a few […]

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Outstanding Tips You’ll Love for Therapy On The Run

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Every parent’s goal is to have their child generalize the things they learn in therapy to their everyday lives, but that’s exactly the problem, the learning occurs in therapy and then we all go back to our everyday lives.  All too often there is no crossover.  Instead, there is the illusion that therapy needs to […]

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Pets Can Make all the Difference in the World of Autism

Recently, a mom was crying to me that her son has autism. I know that “I just got soccer punched in the gut” feeling after the doc says my children are “on the spectrum.”  I listened to all her heart’s concerns and comments with the autism diagnosis. When she was finished I said to her, […]

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Brain Balance Takes a Look at the Challenge of Sensory Processing Disorder

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“I can’t wear those jeans!” “No, I won’t eat mashed potatoes!” “Agh, don’t make me touch that!” These statements and tantrums are often how Sensory Processing Disorder shows itself in a child.   Sensory processing is the brain’s recognition of receptor (eyes, nose, skin, taste, vestibular, etc.) driven input, and the interpretation, integration, and prioritizing of […]

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Living Autism Day By Day – A Focus on Family Strength

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Like any parent, my initial reaction to the autism diagnosis of my son John left me stunned and, for a moment, confused. It was not my first foray with having a special needs child though, as my eldest has Tourette’s. But all the same, the first blow left me breathless. This was an entirely new […]

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