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Prepare Now: Teenagers With Autism Are Becoming Adults

Prepare Now: Teenagers With Autism Are Becoming Adults https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teenagers-with-autism-becoming-adults/

According to statistics, an estimated 500,000 teenagers diagnosed with autism will become adults over the next 10 years.  As the rate of diagnosis continues to climb (1 in 125 in 2004, 1 in 59 US births in 2018), preparations must be made, not only by families but by our communities as well. Currently, nearly half […]

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Are IQ Tests Really Useful When Evaluating A Child With Autism?

Are IQ Tests Really Useful When Evaluating A Child With Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/evaluating-a-child-with-autism/

Standardized cognitive testing is a complicated subject when it comes to assessing children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their social, communication, sensory and behavior problems compound the difficulties in administering a standardized measure. The tests rely heavily on the subject’s language skills, ability to interact with others, motor planning and execution, and behavioral regulation. Typically, […]

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Are Charter Schools A Good Option For Kids With Special Needs?

Are Charter Schools A Good Option For Kids With Special Needs? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/option-for-kids-with-autism/

Most parents of children with autism are actively and constantly seeking ways to help their children better. Not necessarily to “cure” them, but to help them better function in life and live it to the fullest. We spend a lot of time researching. We spend a lot of time at doctors’ offices, therapies, and Individualized […]

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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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