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The Amazing Ways the Power of Music Changed My Life

The Amazing Ways the Power of Music Changed My Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/music-ways-changed-my-life/

Now I had a new title, I was no longer just a girl with autism, I was The Shires’ “number one fan” and I could do anything. From a very young age I could tell I was different. Everyone else always seemed to know what to say or the correct way to act, whereas I […]

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How Macroeconomic Changes Can Impact People with Special Needs

How Macroeconomic Changes Can Impact People with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/macroeconomic-impacts-people-with-autism/

I am sure you have heard the saying, “the left-hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.”  This statement can be quite evident when the decisions by the US government are explored. For many individual states, the minimum wage became a hot-button issue, and quite a number of state governments decided to pass laws […]

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Family Emergency Preparedness with Special Needs

Family Emergency Preparedness with Special Needs http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/family-emergency-preparedness-autism

All parents are natural planners. As the parent of a child with a disability and a professional who assists communities and emergency planners with inclusive emergency plans, I know how much more critical emergency planning is for individuals with disabilities.   My daughter has the Angelman syndrome, a rare condition that limits her independence. I’m […]

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Survey Says Autistic Kids are Made to Feel Isolated by Exclusion

Survey Says Autistic Kids are Made to Feel Isolated by Exclusion https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-kids-feel-isolated-exclusion

Recently, many parents have contacted me via my charity website or via social media sharing they are struggling to find and access out-of-school clubs or groups (such as performing arts, sport, etc.), and sadly, they have been turned away due to their child’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. I wanted to see how widespread across […]

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Has My Child Reached Full Communicative Potential?

Has My Child Reached Full Communicative Potential? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/has-my-child-reach-full-communicative-potential

Although the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 requires assistive technology (including communication devices) be considered for every child with a disability during Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning, it seems as though there is a specific population that tends to be overlooked…the high school-aged child. While there is much evidence to support early […]

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Study Reveals Congenital Heart Disease Link to Autism

Study Reveals Congenital Heart Disease Link to Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/study-congenital-heart-disease-autism-link

With great advancements in the medical field and surgery, an impressive 90 percent of infants born with a congenital heart condition are able to survive until adulthood. The majority of these infants, however, often suffer from health problems including heart arrhythmia, neurodevelopmental deficiencies, autism, and respiratory issues. According to Martina Brueckner, genetics and pediatrics professor […]

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Exciting Campaign Launched to Tackle the Autism Employment Gap

Exciting Campaign Launched to Tackle the Autism Employment Gaphttp://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-employment-gap-campaign

It will be some time before we see a positive result, but the opening shots have been fired in a campaign to encourage the UK Government to tackle the autism employment gap once and for all. High-flying politicians, like Government Minister Penny Mordaunt, have come out in support of the UK’s National Autistic Society (NAS), […]

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A Child with a Disability in a Cold World

A Child with a Disability in a Cold World http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-disability-cold-world

He needs to learn to order his own food—something that is easy for most, but not easy for him.  So you drive up to a fast food restaurant and roll down his window. He orders. The drive-up server does not understand him.  She asks him to repeat.  You have to prompt him.  He repeats his […]

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Issue 62 – Motherhood: An Enduring Love

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 62 - Motherhood: An Enduring Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-62-motherhood-love

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives In celebration of Mother’s Day, autism advocate and attorney Areva Martin shares an intimate look at the enduring effect of strong and loving women. Areva Martin, Esq. Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the […]

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Autism Schools and Education Facilities – The Ultimate Guide

As we all know, no two children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are alike.  Experts agree, children with autism learn differently and have a wide range of developmental and educational needs. Unfortunately, teachers and support staff are often unfamiliar with the special needs of kids diagnosed with autism and struggle to teach them effectively.  And, […]

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