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Ethical Considerations Need to Be Made for Service Dogs

Ethical Considerations Need to Be Made for Service Dogs http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/considerations-made-for-service-dogs/

Some children with autism and their families are known to benefit from the presence of an assistance dog. Little research has been done on ethical issues that can arise around the dogs’ welfare or methods to limit the stress on both the dog and the family. The goal of this piece is to identify and […]

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Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out Of an AAC Device

Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out Of an AAC Device http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/expert-tips-using-aac-device/

In my recent article published in Autism Parenting Magazine, Issue 67, I focused on the augmentative and alternative (AAC) communication evaluation process and on answering commonly asked questions. Many people have a misconception that once you receive an AAC communication device, this is the end of your journey. This is just the beginning! Receiving an […]

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Amazing Mom Creates Ways to Support ASD Families in Need of Advice

Amazing Mom Creates Ways to Support ASD Families in Need of Advice http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mom-creates-ways-to-support-asd-families-in-need-of-advice

My husband and I have been parents for 18 years. When our youngest daughter was born just over five years ago we knew we had not ‘arrived’ yet (do we ever really ‘arrive?), but we did feel pretty comfortable with our parenting skills and abilities by then. However, we quickly learned that parenting this sweet […]

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