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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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Ways to Use Mindful Parenting to Overcome Frustration and Stress

Ways to Use Mindful Parenting to Overcome Frustration and Stress https://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? https://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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