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Understanding Autism: I See You Now

Understanding Autism: I See You Now https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understanding-autism-i-see-you/

He gazed at me through unblinking, dark marbles of rage. The eyes were cold, but his face was red hot …a volcano! Memories of a volcano ripping through the earth’s crust crept into the corner of my mind, as the rest of my brain struggled to understand what was happening. Mum once told me that […]

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My Brother Has Autism, And What About Me?

My Brother Has Autism, And What About Me? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-brother-what-about-me/

Family life is a challenge for many of us these days. Even with two parents in the home, it can still become a “juggling act” to meet all the needs for each child present. Yet, within the busy framework of family life, how often are the siblings without autism encouraged to sit down and express […]

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Terrific Ways Theater Can Help Kids With Autism Communicate

Terrific Ways Theater Can Help Kids With Autism Communicate https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-kids-with-autism-communicate/

“The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.” — Stella Adler The truth is theater is just a mirror. We hold mirrors up to ourselves every day. We […]

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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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