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For Better or Worse: How to Overcome the Effects of Autism on Marriage

For Better or Worse: How to Overcome the Effects of Autism on Marriage https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/effects-of-autism-on-marriage/

My marriage almost ended. The daily stress and energy expended to advocate for and raise my active and unusual child on the autism spectrum led to complete exhaustion and meltdown. There was simply nothing left for anyone else, including my spouse. Hyper-focus on my son’s well-being, coupled with differences between my partner and me in […]

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Ways the Forest School Approach Can Help Kids With Autism Grow

Ways the Forest School Approach Can Help Kids With Autism Grow https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-kids-with-autism-grow/

What is Forest School? Forest School is a type of outdoor education which takes place in natural spaces and encourages participants to develop personal, social and practical skills. The concept of Forest School was brought to the United Kingdom by a group of early years practitioners from Bridgwater College who visited Denmark and returned enthused […]

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Top Advice on Surviving the Tween and Teen Years With Autism

Top Advice on Surviving the Tween and Teen Years With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/surviving-tween-and-teen-years/

Hi, my name is Leanne. I’m from Upstate New York and have Asperger’s syndrome. As we all know, the tween and teen years are rough for most people. However, for people on the autism spectrum, this time in life can be especially hard, and can bring on some unique challenges. People with autism go through […]

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Ways to Keep a Relationship On Track As Special Needs Parents

Ways to Keep a Relationship On Track As Special Needs Parents https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/keeping-a-relationship-on-track/

Receiving a diagnosis of autism can be so earth-shattering that it’s sometimes hard to see past it. There is so much information to process and so much to do. Your brain is on overdrive, and your child is at the forefront the whole time. It’s so easy to forget yourself—let alone your partner. Your partner, […]

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How to Best Prepare Your Child With Autism to Drive

How to Best Prepare Your Child With Autism to Drive https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-prepares-to-drive/

For individuals with autism, driving may seem like a goal that will never be achieved, even though driving is both a marker to independence and adulthood. Yet, up until recently, Dr. Gary Gaffney, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University Of Iowa College Of Medicine, reported that most people never thought individuals with autism […]

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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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Can Colors Influence Learning Abilities for Kids With Autism?

Can Colors Influence Learning Abilities for Kids With Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/learning-abilities-with-autism-kids/

Before we dive into how color preference can influence learning ability in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delay, let’s talk about the reason why children with ASD and developmental delay do not favor bright colors, especially yellow. Normally, neurotypical children love red and blue colors, that’s why so many toys and cartoons […]

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Speaking Up: Coordinating With Providers to Get Needs Met

Speaking Up: Coordinating With Providers to Get Needs Met https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/coordinating-with-providers-for-needs/

I could tell by the slump of her shoulders and the droop of her face that my childrearing tips had hit the wrong mark.  Animated and engaged just a moment before, Joyce now looked dispirited and exhausted. Overwhelmed. As a psychotherapist, I am always thankful when clients let me know that something I say or […]

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Trailblazer Seeks Job Opportunities for People of All Abilities

Trailblazer Seeks Job Opportunities for People of All Abilities https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/job-opportunities-for-all-abilities/

Autism Warrior: Jonathan Andrews Trainee Solicitor, Reed Smith, and Board Member, Ambitious about Autism In Jonathan’s main role, he’s a trainee solicitor at international law firm Reed Smith, the market leader in disability inclusion among City of London law firms. After overhauling its recruitment process to become more accessible, Reed Smith has hired more than […]

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Issue 72 – Sensory Solutions For Life

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 71 - Navigating A New Year http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-71-navigating-a-new-year/

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Top Strategies To Enhance Your Child’s Capacity For Self Love A parent coach provides two exciting activities to help encourage self-love. Connie Hammer, MSW, PCI Certified Parent Coach® Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How To Help With Co-occurring Conditions? Learn both the differences and […]

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