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Create an Amazing Sensory Room On a Budget

Create an Amazing Sensory Room On a Budget https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/create-an-amazing-sensory-room/

Hello, my fellow sensory seeking moms and dads! Let me start by introducing myself. I am the mother of two young autistic children who require TONS of sensory input to stay regulated throughout the day. Over the years, I have experimented with what works well for them and what brings on the no-good -very-bad meltdowns! […]

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Accepting Help Can Be Hard When You Have Autism, But So Important

Accepting Help Can Be Hard When You Have Autism, But So Important https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/having-autism-can-be-hard/

I was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and eventually autism/Asperger’s during my third year of life, and I didn’t begin to speak until nearly age three. While I don’t remember much of my toddlerhood, the memories of school and social life as a child are very much vivid. Except for kindergarten, I attended special […]

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P to the 6th Power: Helping Children with Special Needs Take Flight

P to the 6th Power: Helping Children with Special Needs Take Flight https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/children-with-autism-take-flight/

I remember sitting at the wooden desk in my fifth-grade classroom feeling like one of the luckiest girls in the building. Standing by the chalkboard was a young, male teacher who was equal parts bumbling and wise. (I should clarify that this excitement was not at all rooted in the blushing cheeks of a schoolgirl […]

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Parenting a Unique Child: A Child Like Mine

Parenting a Unique Child: A Child Like Mine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/a-unique-child-like-mine/

It’s a BOY! I was overwhelmed with joy, pure joy. I was going to be a mom of a baby boy. Being a former tomboy, I enjoyed everything boy-related. I loved comic book superheroes, action figures, scary movies, playing with trucks and trains—all the stereotypical things related to boys. I was destined to have a […]

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Family and Community Inspires Special Needs Woman to Reach for the Stars

Family and Community Inspires Special Needs Woman to Reach for the Stars http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/family-community-inspires-special-needs-woman

Nothing will keep Kyleigh LaRavann Dirton from achieving her dreams. Born with meningitis, Kyleigh was diagnosed with autism, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and seizure disorders as a young girl. Her parents were told by doctors that her chance of walking, talking, or having any type of normal life was slim.  But they didn’t know Kyleigh. […]

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Asperger’s Expert Wants a World Where People with Autism Fulfill Their Dreams

Asperger's Expert Wants a World Where People with Autism Fulfill their Dreams Frank Gaskill https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/people-autism-fulfilling-dreams

Autism Warrior: Dr. Frank Gaskill Dr. Gaskill is cofounder of Southeast Psych, one of the biggest psychology practices in the United States. The practice employs more than 50 clinicians who are always ready to provide the services needed by their patients. Dr. Gaskill specializes in the treatment of autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Accomplishments: Dr. Gaskill […]

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How to Plan and Define the Years To Come with Autism

How to Plan and Define The Years To Come with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/plan-define-years-to-come-autism

What parent doesn’t worry about his/her child’s future? I’m the mother of three, and I worry about each of my children. Their happiness, their successes, their abilities to carry on and be independent. Yet the issue becomes a bit more comprehensive when a child has a disability. My youngest son, David, was diagnosed with autism […]

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