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What I Wish People Understood About Autism

What I Wish People Understood About Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.comwishing-people-to-understand-autism/

Growing up, I always knew he was different, different from other people around us. But I still could never understand why, why him? When we went out in public, people would just stare at us for such long periods of time it was almost uncomfortable—it was as though they were judging us and him just […]

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The Need to Understand Irregular Sensory Regulation

The Need to Understand Irregular Sensory Regulation http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understand-irregular-sensory-regulation

Ian*, one of my regular patients, usually starts his Shiatsu session with significant delay. He walks slowly and often stands for minutes, weaving his body, before going through every door. Before we get to the room where the Shiatsu sessions are held, several minutes have typically passed. The Shiatsu mat is ready on the floor […]

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The Radiant Smile That Changed Our Lives

The Radiant Smile That Changed Our Lives http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-radiant-smile-changed-our-lives/

Earlier this week, my husband Andy and I sat around the kitchen counter eating dinner delving into the details of our day as usual. Leo, enjoying a rare night off from therapy, switched focus between playing with his beloved Toy Story figures, and gathering his fill of tickles, and scratches from us when needed. We […]

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What Are the Signs of Autism in Girls – Is Asperger’s in Girls Overlooked?

What Are the Signs of Autism in Girls - Is Asperger’s in Girls Overlooked? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/signs-of-autism-in-girls/

Autism in girls has long been misdiagnosed as their symptoms look quite different from those of their male peers on the spectrum. Are there fewer girls with autism or are they not being diagnosed? When most people think of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or high functioning autism, often called Asperger’s syndrome, boys and men often […]

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Winning Ways to Share the Love With All Your Children

As special needs parents, we understand the importance of date nights with our spouses. They help us reconnect as a couple, reduce stress, and nurture the love between two people whose children drain their physical, emotional, and mental resources daily. Let’s face it, special needs parenting involves being caretakers on levels parents of neurotypical children […]

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Issue 76 – Raising A Child with Autism

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single Step An autism advocate and mother to a young man with autism shares their tender journey together as she teaches him essential life skills. Kimberly Reeves, MEd Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs […]

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A Meaningful Day at the Salon

A Meaningful Day at the Salon http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/meaningful-day-at-the-salon/

I’ll admit it started out as me needing a massage after the school carnival planning was finally over but massages are expensive and there isn’t an in-house babysitting option—although wouldn’t that be great?  A pedicure, however, offers a massage chair and limeade for the mom while the child is stuck in a chair with wet […]

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Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism

Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-sensory-toys/

Does your child with autism have issues with sensory input? Perhaps he/she would benefit from sensory-based intervention tools such as sensory toys. Take a look at some of the top sensory toys for autism recommended by many occupational therapists to include fidget spinners, hand toys, chew toys, cubes, and sensory rings for children with autism. […]

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Can DIR Floortime Help Kids With Autism Develop Communication Skills?

Can DIR Floortime Help Kids With Autism Develop Communication Skills? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/floortime-therapy/

Is your child with autism passive or sensory seeking? Are there developmental delays? Floortime therapy, an evidence-based intervention for autism, may strengthen basic communication skills and relationship skills for your child. What is DIR Floortime? Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR) Floortime was developed by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan to help children with autism spectrum […]

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The Exciting Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help an Autistic in the Hospital

The Exciting Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help an Autistic in the Hospital https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistance-dog-can-help-autistic-in-hospital

Characteristically, a person diagnosed with autism has fixed routines in their everyday life. Any change to this routine can be very distressing, which can mean staying over in a hospital will result in panic attacks or even meltdowns. The strange environment on top of an illness can be extremely difficult for the autistic brain to […]

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