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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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Best Ways Special Needs Parents and Teachers Can Create a Dialogue

Best Ways Special Needs Parents and Teachers Can Create a Dialogue https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-ways-to-create-dialogue/

No matter if you consider yourself aggressive, assertive, or the least confrontational person on the planet Earth, when it comes to our children, most of us have a special level of emotional intensity and defensiveness when it comes to defending their well-being. This can be magnified if we believe our children are not as capable […]

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Motherhood – A Reflection of My Younger Self

Motherhood - A Reflection of My Younger Self https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reflection-of-my-younger-self/

“I just want him to talk.” I heard these words recently from a parent in one of my schools, a young mom whose four-year-old son attends an Early Childhood Education program. I see her often as she drops off and picks up her son. In her eyes, I catch a glimpse of my younger self—scared, tormented by doubts, […]

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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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Best Ways to Explore the World With Your Special Needs Child

Best Ways to Explore the World With Your Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exploring-world-with-special-child/

Travel is a core component of life; we all have a natural tendency to explore the world throughout our lifespan. Expanding our horizons not only offers a relaxing getaway but broadens the mind through new situations and experiences. Not only are the young and free travelling, but families are also now making the decision to […]

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Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life

Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/jack-my-son-my-life/

Expecting the expected, achieving gold— S. Roberts As every parent knows, choosing the right secondary school for his or her child is very challenging. I remember saying to my husband six years ago, “We need to get this right, because if Jack is happy in school, I am happy in work, and the family benefits […]

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HELP: My Special Needs Child Struggles with Motor Skills at School

HELP: My Special Needs Child Struggles with Motor Skills at School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-struggles-with-motor-skills/

My son who is nine years old has delayed milestones. He has difficulty with repetitive speech and cannot communicate about what is done or taught in class. He is a very bright student, but due to weakness and his lack of fine motor skills, he is not able to copy from the blackboard. He also lacks […]

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Remarkable Mom Advocates for Special Needs Education Support Hayley Gripp

Remarkable Mom Advocates for Special Needs Education Support Hayley Gripp https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/advocates-for-special-needs-education/

For the past 17 years, Raja Marhaba has been advocating for hundreds of special needs children in the education system. Raja founded The Jonathan Foundation when she learned both of her sons were special needs. She fought the school system for 10 years to get her sons the proper accommodations so they could succeed in […]

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