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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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How to Talk With Children With Autism About Death and Grief

How to Talk With Children With Autism About Death and Grief https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/talk-about-death-and-grief/

When Benay Josselson’s husband, Steven, died suddenly at age 39, she knew she was entering uncharted territory. In the midst of dealing with her own devastating loss, she needed to help her young children, ages five and eight at the time, process the death of their father. Making matters more complicated, the older of the […]

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What You Need to Know About Depression for People With Asperger’s

What You Need to Know About Depression for People With Asperger's https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/depression-for-people-with-aspergers/

Depression 101 for Aspies Having a condition such as Asperger’s syndrome sounds complicated, however, we learn how to be in control, how to deal with it over time. We try this, we try that, and start noticing what gives good and bad results. It gets easier for sure. But what happens when you have two […]

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Ways to Use Mindful Parenting to Overcome Frustration and Stress

Ways to Use Mindful Parenting to Overcome Frustration and Stress http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mindful-parenting-to-overcome-frustration-and-stress

“Mindfulness is the process of actively noticing new things,” according to Ellen Langer, who has researched mindfulness for four decades.[1] But, when it comes to parenting, it is much more than that. Mindfulness is the capacity to be fully aware and present in the moment. [2] Giving our children our full attention is one of […]

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Finally, My Answer to the Question: “How May I Help?

Finally, My Answer to the Question: “How May I Help? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-may-i-help/

We have a very generous village. When our oldest son was diagnosed with high-functioning autism a little over a year ago, the people in our life surrounded us with support. The week we got our diagnosis, our daycare provider sent home a care package. A distant cousin drove several miles to meet me for coffee […]

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Sit Down and Talk – And Be Prepared to Listen

Sit Down and Talk - And Be Prepared to Listen http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sit-down-and-talk-autism/

Sit down and talk to us, not at us. That is the best, most concise advice I, as both a mother to two on the autism spectrum and an undocumented autistic myself, could give to one wondering what it’s like to be inside our brains. Sit down and talk to us, not at us. And, […]

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