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Is Parenting Stressful? There’s Help!

Is Parenting Stressful? There's Help! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/is-parenting-stressful-theres-help/

Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed by ongoing therapies, the latest Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, or just trying to get your kid to eat something (anything) besides chicken nuggets? Studies show that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience more stress than those of typically developing children or even those with other developmental disabilities. […]

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This Is My House: Why I Placed My Son With Autism in a Group Home

This Is My House: Why I Placed My Son With Autism in a Group Home https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-in-a-group-home/

All parents schedule their kid’s departure from their home to be around the age of 18 years. I often joke that my twins have an 18-year contract in my house and then they get the boot. So it is hard to put into words how that deadline got moved up by 12 years for my […]

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How to Use An ABA Approach to Advocate For Your Special Needs Child

How to Use An ABA Approach to Advocate For Your Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-approach-for-your-special-needs/

The Planning and Placement Team (PPT) room…it’s an intimidating scene for any parent to enter, stuffy with professionals defined by their never-ending acronyms: OT, PT, BCBA, SLP. Someone hands you your procedural safeguards, a maze of words defining your rights as a parent of a child with special needs.  On the table lies a stack […]

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Former Model Shares Her Heart With the Special Needs Community

Former Model Shares Her Heart With the Special Needs Community https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/former-model-with-special-needs/

Autism Warrior: Karin Taylor, co-founder of Weisberg Family Foundation and owner of Weisberg Stables. One of Karin’s most celebrated programs is called Unbridled Power, a one-of-a-kind equine assisted learning horse therapy program that focuses on helping people with special needs, veterans, and children develop critical life skills. Equine assisted learning is an incredible learning approach that promotes […]

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Ways ABA Therapy Can Help Improve Skills For Life

Ways ABA Therapy Can Help Improve Skills For Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-aba-therapy-improve-skills/

Learning that your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be very difficult for family members. One of the most important things to remember is that your child is still the same child that he/she was prior to the diagnosis.  As you learn about ASD and begin to use resources and find […]

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7 Great Ways to Secure a Good Night’s Sleep With Autism

7 Great Ways to Secure a Good Night's Sleep With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-secure-good-sleep/

Two out of three adults in the United States are sleep-deprived, a deficit that led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to designate sleeplessness as a public health epidemic in 2016. Surveys report that up to 83% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience trouble sleeping, rendering you as parents one of […]

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Mind Palace: Easy Ways to Connect With Your Child’s Creative Mind

Mind Palace: Easy Ways to Connect With Your Child's Creative Mind https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/connect-with-childs-creative-mind/

The images show representative neurons from unaffected brains (left) and brains from autistic patients (right); the spines on the neurons indicate the location of synapses. (Image: Guomei Tang and Mark S. Sonders/CUMC) When I began to suspect my son had autism, I had no idea how to connect or communicate with him. I was terrified […]

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Autism Parenting Magazine Author Provides FREE Holiday Tip Guide for Parents

Autism Parenting Magazine Author Provides FREE Holiday Tip Guide for Parents https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/holiday-tip-guide-for-parents/

During the busy and event-filled holiday season, parents of special needs children are often depressed and isolated. Many mothers and fathers feel as though a spotlight is being shined on their lives, and that their families fail to measure up to the so-called “normal” families portrayed in ads, TV programs, and movies. This can create […]

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Expert Water Safety Advice When Your Child Has Autism

Expert Water Safety Advice When Your Child Has Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/safety-advice-for-autistic-child/

For many families, gearing up for the summer is an exciting endeavor!   As the warmer weather begins, there are families opening pools, and there may be trips to a lake or the ocean.  While being active and outdoors is definitely something to be encouraged, it can also come with some increased risks for children with […]

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A Loving Dad’s Advice: Nuture Your Autistic Child

A Loving Dad's Advice: Nuture Your Autistic Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/advice-to-nuture-your-child/

When you welcome a newborn child into your family, you will probably experience pride and joy as the parent of the infant who joined the family.  As a young father, I felt this way as my first daughter entered my world and proceeded to grow and learn.  Like other children, she began to speak as […]

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