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You Are an Important Part of The Solution In The Autism Diagnosis

You Are an Important Part of The Solution In The Autism Diagnosis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/important-part-solution-autism-diagnosis/

Three years ago, my husband and I were facing very difficult questions. Those questions often didn’t have simple answers, and worse, the professional answers we received didn’t always mesh with other professional answers. How would I navigate this? I can tell you my pediatrician felt that my son was “just a boy.” Had I listened […]

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While Special Needs Technology Advances Cuts May Be Made to Medicaid

While Special Needs Technology Advances Cuts May Be Made to Medicaid https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-technology-advances-medicaid/

It is exciting to learn that technology giants like Google are working on ways to improve the lives of those with disabilities. At Google’s annual developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai stated, “We believe technology can help us be more inclusive and (artificial intelligence) is providing us with new tools to dramatically improve the experience for people […]

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Starting the School Day Off Right on the Bus With a Special Needs Child

Starting the School Day Off Right on the Bus With a Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/starting-school-day-off-right/

Many parents seem to focus on schoolteachers when preparing for the first day of school. However, the truth for many children is that the first person they encounter may not be their classroom teacher—but rather the school bus driver. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are no different. Ensuring this step goes smoothly is extremely […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Katherine Sanger

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Katherine Sanger https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-autism-katherine-sanger/

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Katherine Sanger who is a mother with a son with autism. Katherine was a Jersey […]

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Employment Matters…Especially for Those on the Spectrum

Employment Matters…Especially for Those on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/employment-matters-especially-for-spectrum/

The job of “raising” a son or daughter significantly impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) does not come to an end when your child reaches the age of majority. It just shifts to a new realm. Indeed, adulthood brings significant new worries and new challenges. Vital concerns for parents of emerging adult children with ASD […]

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Mom Advocates for Inclusive and Accessible Restrooms

Mom Advocates for Inclusive and Accessible Restrooms https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mom-advocates-inclusive-accessible-restrooms/

I am a dedicated wife and mother of three children and a passionate activist for individuals and families impacted by disabilities. My eight-year-old son, Ethan, has autism and sensory processing disorder along with a chronic medical condition. He loves to play outside with his twin brother and older sister and he has the biggest dinosaur […]

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A Look at the Various Communication Disorders of Autism

A Look at the Various Communication Disorders of Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/look-various-communication-disorders-autism/

In the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a key feature is persistent deficits in communication that are not because of other developmental delays. This means that for a child to be diagnosed with autism, his/her speech and language skills must be different from typical development, not merely delayed and like those of a younger […]

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Funding for a Lifetime of Needs With Autism is Critical

Funding for a Lifetime of Needs With Autism is Critical https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/funding-lifetime-needs-autism-critical/

Two new studies were released, one published in the Journal of JAMA Pediatrics and one by the federal government, at the end of 2018 that confirmed that one in 40 children ages three to 17 are diagnosed with autism.  This prevalence has increased from one in 150 children in 18 short years. As with many […]

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Top Therapy Services That Need to Be Considered With Autism

Top Therapy Services That Need to Be Considered With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/top-therapy-services-with-autism/

Recently, parents of a 3.6-year-old child diagnosed with autism with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in a US public school district approached me for some general tips on parenting a child with autism. I am a physical therapist with a special interest in the educational impact of a diagnosis like the autism spectrum, attention deficit […]

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Neurodiversity, You’re Forgetting Someone Important

Neurodiversity, You’re Forgetting Someone Important https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/neurodiversity-youre-forgetting-someone-important/

What Is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity, short for neurological diversity, is the idea that diversity in human behavior and thought is the result of normal variability. The implication of neurodiversity is that people who are neurologically different from most of the population, such as individuals with autism, should be celebrated, not ignored or taught to be “normal.” […]

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