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Improving Lifestyles and Planning for Tomorrow with Special Needs

Improving Lifestyles and Planning for Tomorrow with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/improving-and-planning-for-tomorrow/

All parents want their children to live wonderful lives, and they do all they can to make that a reality.  As your child with autism becomes an adult, that journey can become more and more challenging. It can become difficult to find services, to find a primary care provider who understands your adult child’s needs, […]

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The Benefits of Visual Supports for Children with Autism

The Benefits of Visual Supports for Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/benefits-of-autism-visual-supports/

What are visual supports? Visual supports are non-verbal ways for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to communicate their needs and make sense of the world around them. Children with autism benefit from using visual supports for a variety of reasons. A nonverbal child can use a Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to communicate his/her […]

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One Summer Day in a Class for Elementary Students with Autism

One Summer Day in a Class for Elementary Students with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/summer-class-for-elementary-students/

“Good work, Josiah, you are all done!  Lets check your schedule.”  Josiah smiles brightly and hurries to his schedule knowing swimming is next.   As he and Miss Leaky walk through the quietly bustling classroom, a small voice calls out “Miss Leaky, swimming?”  “Yes Augustus, first work then swimming, hurry up and finish your work.” Augustus […]

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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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The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single Step

The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single Step https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/road-to-independence-with-special-needs/

My 18-year old stood before me, body rigid, shaking, frustrated…”I want to live on my own!” he declared. I had been asking him for the better part of the day to put away his clean laundry and empty the dishwasher, and he hit a tipping point, tired of my constant, repeated requests. It was an […]

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How to Help Your Child With Autism Communicate Using Comics

How to Help Your Child With Autism Communicate Using Comics http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-child-with-autism-communicate-using-comics

In all my years as a teacher and tutor, I have yet to see a frown or a tear shed by students in creating or reading comics. For those who work with children on the autism spectrum, the practice of creating comic strips with free comic generators like MakeBeliefsComix.com or even drawing them by hand […]

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Sensory Play Ideas and Summer Activities For Kids With Autism

Does your child with autism become overstimulated or bored easily? With the school year coming to an end, are you looking for sensory play ideas for your child? This guide will provide a variety of ideas for fun sensory play activities for children with autism. How do sensory issues affect children with autism? For many […]

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Finding Ways to Forge Meaningful Connections with Autism

Finding Ways to Forge Meaningful Connections with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/forge-meaningful-connections-autism

They said to persevere. I began to perseverate. They discouraged me. Be joyful they said. I flapped my hands with joyful feeling. Not like that, they said. They used a lot of words whereas I had not many. They said I needed to speak like them, and when I did, they said it was the […]

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How You Can Help Kiddos on the Spectrum Cope with Anxiety

How You Can Help Kiddos on the Spectrum Cope with Anxiety http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/asd-kids-cope-with-anxiety/

Children with autism often have a difficult time managing their emotions due to lack of language and not understanding how to express themselves in ways that are socially acceptable and appropriate. If your child is anything like mine, he or she is usually worried about something and often unable to move on from minor events […]

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