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Managing Autism Meltdowns, Tantrums and Aggression

Managing Autism Meltdowns, Tantrums and Aggression https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-meltdowns/

To someone on the outside, a child with autism having a meltdown might appear like a child having a temper tantrum, but the circumstances and reasons are more complex than what meets the eye. Those who have cared for a child with autism will know that autism meltdowns need to be handled differently and with […]

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Ways Books, Reading and Writing Helped Me As an Aspie

Ways Books, Reading and Writing Helped Me As an Aspie https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/books-reading-writing-helped-aspie/

Sometimes children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome aren’t always able to express or understand emotions like everyone else. As an Aspie, I can tell you, we sometimes can find it hard to express how we feel at certain moments, or even know what it is that we feel. Asperger’s syndrome makes these processes more complex as […]

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The Road to Success: Growing Up With Autism

The Road to Success: Growing Up With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/success-growing-up-with-autism/

When I was a kid, I was something of a handful. I acted out in class, antagonized my peers, and was generally a disturber of the peace. I got punished with detention more times than I can count and spent so much time in the principal’s office that I still remember what it looked like […]

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The Amazing Ways My Kids With ASD Have Shaped Me As a Mom

The Amazing Ways My Kids With ASD Have Shaped Me As a Mom https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-ways-kids-asd-mom/

I am the mother of four amazing children ages 21, 12, 10, and 10; three boys with one girl right in the middle. Each one has their individual strengths and weaknesses. With each of my children, I have gone through a learning phase as a parent. With my oldest, I was a new mom. So […]

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Better Understanding Hyperlexia and Comprehension in Autism

Better Understanding Hyperlexia and Comprehension in Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/better-understanding-hyperlexia-comprehension-autism/

Many parents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children are aware at some point that their child has a very accelerated splinter skill, a specific task that does not generalize to other tasks. For some parents, they may have noticed that their child is very advanced in art or music, and yet some highly advanced abilities […]

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The Amazing Ways Nature Helped Me Reconnect With My Son

The Amazing Ways Nature Helped Me Reconnect With My Son https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-ways-nature-helped-me/

I have always been at odds with the world. I had my first counselor at age 15. My first breakdown in my mid- to late-twenties. Then again 10 years later. At the age of 36, I had a baby with my long-term partner. I was not prepared for the vast confusion a birth precipitates. The […]

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When You Have Read One Story About Autism…

When You Have Read One Story About Autism… https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/read-one-story-about-autism/

As a sibling to autism for more than 50 years, I have many true stories to share about life with this developmental difference—stories that you may not have encountered elsewhere. For instance: One summer afternoon, a neighbor from the apartment complex in which my autistic adult brother and mother lived called the police about my […]

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How You Can Create a Climate Of High Expectations in the Classroom

How You Can Create a Climate Of High Expectations in the Classroom https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/high-expectations-in-the-classroom/

“He doesn’t talk much. He reads at a 1st-grade level. We’re working on coloring and staying in the lines.” As a public school special education teacher, nothing upset me more than statements like these. An incoming 6th grader, the student gained three years of academic growth that year. By the end of 7th grade, he was […]

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Top 8 Things You Should Never Say To a Person With Autism

Top 8 Things You Should Never Say To a Person With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/things-not-to-say-with-autism/

My name is Leanne, I’m 24 years old, and have a very mild form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. Here are some things you should not say to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): 1. You don’t care about anybody but yourself Let me explain. Even though it may seem like people on the autism […]

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Public Places – The Need to Stay Strong and Courageous

The other day a friend asked me what the hardest thing in my life is when it came to raising my daughter. Questions like these make me incredibly happy. My daughter, Lexi, is a bit on the unique side in that she has multiple diagnoses. She has both Down syndrome and West syndrome, paired with […]

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