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What My Brother With Autism Taught Me About Special Needs

What My Brother With Autism Taught Me About Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/brother-with-autism-teaches-me/

When I was 10, my two-year-old brother was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. He was nonverbal for much of his early life, unable to read or communicate effectively. He struggled to exhibit and mimic behavior that was expected of him from society, and would often find himself striking his head because of overstimulation from the […]

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Interesting Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Parenting Stress

Interesting Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Parenting Stress http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/occupational-therapy-help-stress/

“[Having a child diagnosed with autism is] very stressful. I don’t have time for my husband, and I don’t have time for me! …I’m always thinking that what happened to my son is my fault. I’m trying to do my best! He needs me!”  —Anonymous parent Does the above statement ring a bell? Are there […]

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Sensory Weighted Blanket and Miracle Cape Created with Love

Sensory Weighted Blanket and Miracle Cape Created with Love http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-weighted-blanket-autism/

Sit down for a cup of coffee with Marna Pacheco, and she’ll tell you that grocery shopping can be tough. But it’s not the weekly scavenger hunt for this obscure ingredient or that hard-to-find brand that makes food-finding missions tough. It’s a combination of things, in fact. For starters, Pacheco’s 11-year-old daughter, Millie, often acts […]

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Thoughtful Advice for Parenting the Neurotypical Sibling

Thoughtful Advice for Parenting the Neurotypical Sibling http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/neurotypical-sibling-parenting-advice-autism

Having a sibling with the autism is very different than having a child with it. It’s something that often makes us stronger, more patient, and more mature than others, but it can also be a struggle. While parents might have read a lot about how to treat their diagnosed child, they might overlook the fact […]

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