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How Can I Help My ASD Child Better Control Tantrums

How Can I Help My ASD Child Better Control Tantrums https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/asd-child-better-control-tantrums/

As a parent, nothing can be more exhausting, or frustrating, than the specter of a full-fledged tantrum with a child. It can leave both the parent and child tired, anxious, and upset regarding the momentary lapse on an uncontrolled emotional rollercoaster. With children who have challenges with communication, these outbursts can be compounded as moods […]

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A Mother’s Gift: Our First Kiss

A Mother's Gift: Our First Kiss https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mothers-gift-our-first-kiss/

After a long day full of unexpected fun in the snow (daddy got to stay home) and a car ride with no destination in mind, I never imagined the gift that was going to come as we were getting ready for bed. Per our routine we go upstairs after dinner for an hour of play; […]

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How to Plan a Fantastic Summer Break for an ASD Child

How to Plan a Fantastic Summer Break for an ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/plan-fantastic-summer-break-asd/

Summer is full of memorable moments such as family vacations to the beach, day trips to the zoo, or going to a certified autism center theme park, such as Sesame Place. But as a mother of a child with autism, I’ve learned the season also involves careful and strategic planning, like any activity that is […]

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Autism Social Skills: How to Enhance Social Interaction

Autism Social Skills: How to Enhance Social Interaction https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-social-skills/

What Are Social Skills? Social skills refer to a child’s ability to communicate with others in a way that is acceptable and appropriate. When a child has social skills, he/she can form friendships and can carry a simple conversation. Social Skills and Autism It’s a common misconception that children with autism do not make friends […]

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Benefits and Uses of Weighted Vest for Autism

Benefits and Uses of Weighted Vest for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/weighted-vest-benefits-for-autism/

What is a weighted vest? A weighted vest is a garment worn over clothing with extra weight added within the vest. This is done either by using heavy fabric or filling the vest’s pockets with weighted objects such as steel bars or sandbags. It is designed to add between five to ten percent of a […]

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HELP: How Do I Stop My Son With Autism From Biting When He’s Angry?

HELP: How Do I Stop My Son With Autism From Biting When He's Angry? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-son-biting-when-angry/

Dear Rob, My son used to bang his head but he has stopped. For the past two months, he has been pushing and biting children in the classroom for no reason. At home, he is trying to bite us when he gets angry about not getting what he wants. Please tell me why he is […]

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The Amazing Ways Nature Helped Me Reconnect With My Son

The Amazing Ways Nature Helped Me Reconnect With My Son https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-ways-nature-helped-me/

I have always been at odds with the world. I had my first counselor at age 15. My first breakdown in my mid- to late-twenties. Then again 10 years later. At the age of 36, I had a baby with my long-term partner. I was not prepared for the vast confusion a birth precipitates. The […]

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From Chaos to Peace – Using Mindfulness in Special Education

From Chaos to Peace - Using Mindfulness in Special Education https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/using-mindfulness-in-special-education/

Close your eyes and imagine walking into a classroom and seeing what can only be explained as pure chaos. You can see students arguing with paraprofessionals, a student laying on the floor and kicking his feet while he yells,  a student sitting in the corner with his hood on (no doubt trying to cancel out […]

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Autism Stimming: Causes, Management, and Types

Autism Stimming: Causes, Management, and Types https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-stimming-causes-management-and-types

What is stimming? Stimming or stim is a shortened term for self-stimulation and is one of the many indicators of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A person who stims shows repetitive body movements that can involve all five senses or moving objects in a repetitive motion. It is also called “stereotypy.” Causes of stimming Although the […]

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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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