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Thoughts About My Aging Autistic Son Keep Me Up at Night

Thoughts About My Aging Autistic Son Keep Me Up at Night

Parenting a child with developmental disabilities, including High Functioning Autism (HFA), is no doubt, a challenging but exhausting responsibility which I have struggled with for the past 45 years when my son was diagnosed with what was referred to in the late 1990’s as Asperger’s syndrome. Looking back at my son’s growth and development within […]

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When Special Education Fails to Be Special

When Special Education Fails to Be Special https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/education-fails-to-be-special/

Whether you call it special education or exceptional education, your expectations for its role in your child’s life are high, as well they should be. As parents of special needs students, we face decisions that parents of typical students rarely consider. Public, private, or charter school? Consider homeschooling? Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan? Standard diploma […]

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When ASD Children Become Easy Prey For Bullies

When ASD Children Become Easy Prey For Bullies https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/asd-children-easy-for-bullies/

Bullying is an issue for all adolescents and teens, but none more so than those on the autism spectrum who often experience abusive and antagonistic behavior from peers nearly half of the time. That’s about twice as often as bullying experienced by average adolescents, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) […]

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International Provisions for Kids With Special Educational Needs

International Provisions for Kids With Special Educational Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/kids-with-special-educational-needs/

The world is constantly evolving. Technology and medicine are becoming ever more advanced, while society is constantly striving to become more understanding, compassionate, and accepting towards our fellow people. Historically speaking, this understanding and compassion have been less than giving towards those with special educational needs (SEN) requirements, fortunately as we as a population learn […]

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Parent Rights and IEP Placement Options You Need to Know

Parent Rights and IEP Placement Options You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/iep-placement-you-need-to-know/

Knowing and understanding your procedural safeguards (parental rights) is very important when seeking the appropriate special education services for your child. Since the majority of students with disabilities receive special education services in the general education setting, being aware of laws and regulations with inclusion will point you in the right direction. Federal law does […]

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Training Young People With ASD to Be the Techies of Tomorrow

Training Young People With ASD to Be the Techies of Tomorrow https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/training-young-people-with-asd-to-be-the-techies-of-tomorrow

There’s a lot of talk about why teaching kids technology, programming in particular, is good for students in today’s educational landscape.  Nearly every other week there seems to be some major news announcement around STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and CS (computer science) and even, IT (information […]

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The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism

The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/stop-criminalizing-autism/

Behavioral experts say one of the key things teachers should know when dealing with a child on the autism spectrum is to not take that child’s seemingly rude or aggressive behavior personally.  Just as with any child, they say, various circumstances can trigger special needs children to express enjoyment, anger, sadness, as well as any […]

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The best schools for autism in the USA and Worldwide

What are the best schools for autism near me? As we all know, no two kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are alike. Children with autism learn differently and have a wide range of developmental and educational needs. Unfortunately, teachers and support staff don’t always understand the special needs of children diagnosed with autism, […]

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