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Amazing Ways Surfing Changes the Lives of Children With Autism

Amazing Ways Surfing Changes the Lives of Children With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-ways-surfing-changes-autism/

Attend any surf event for children with autism, and there’s more than what meets the eye. While it may look like a day where children and young adults are simply surfing, there’s actually a powerful form of therapy taking place, something I discovered firsthand. Surf events for children with autism and other special needs are […]

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Terrific Ways to Join Community Fun With Autism

Terrific Ways to Join Community Fun With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/terrific-ways-join-community-autism/

For many of us, when we realize our child does not interact typically or when we receive the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, we retreat from the world, narrowing our social interactions to only the most necessary while we learn to cope. My son seemed to delight in this retreat; we created a ‘nation of […]

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Dating and Special Needs: Are You Ready?

Dating and Special Needs: Are You Ready? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ready-for-dating-special-needs/

Most parents of teens tell me they are not ready for their baby to date!  No question, their teens are curious, developing sexually in a typical manner (thank you, puberty), wondering/anxious about dating, and are truly considering the possibility of dating.  Before we get to the horrors and anxieties of dating, let’s recall some of […]

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Excellent Ways to Help Your ASD Child Make Friends

Friendships have an important role to play in our overall well-being and quality of life. Unfortunately, many children with autism do not establish friendships and continue to have difficulties doing so once they get into their teen years.  A recent study in the Journal of Autism, reported that teenagers and adults who have a diagnosis […]

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Winning Ways to Share the Love With All Your Children

Winning Ways to Share the Love With All Your Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/winning-ways-to-share-love-with-children

As special needs parents, we understand the importance of date nights with our spouses. They help us reconnect as a couple, reduce stress, and nurture the love between two people whose children drain their physical, emotional, and mental resources daily. Let’s face it, special needs parenting involves being caretakers on levels parents of neurotypical children […]

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Issue 72 – Sensory Solutions For Life

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 71 - Navigating A New Year https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-71-navigating-a-new-year/

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Top Strategies To Enhance Your Child’s Capacity For Self Love A parent coach provides two exciting activities to help encourage self-love. Connie Hammer, MSW, PCI Certified Parent Coach® Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How To Help With Co-occurring Conditions? Learn both the differences and […]

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Social Stories for Autistic Children

Social Stories For Autistic Children

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can sometimes have difficulty when it comes to mastering social skills, as well as communication skills. The good news is there are various strategies or tools developed by experts to help people caring for children with ASD so they grow and succeed. Among these tools are the social stories […]

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Fatherhood: The Powerful Bond with My Special Needs Son

Fatherhood: The Powerful Bond with My Special Needs Son https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/father-son-powerful-bond

Every year, my son’s aide makes me a Father’s Day card. She carefully cuts, colors, and shakily writes out “Happy Father’s Day” with what I assume is her non-dominant hand.  Then she signs his name and sends it home. When it’s given to me, I offer a huge smile and ask, “Lucas! Did you make […]

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The Remarkable Day Daphne Met the ‘Doctor’

The Remarkable Day Daphne Met the 'Doctor' https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/day-daphne-met-the-doctor

“We are all stories in the end. Just make it a good one.” – Doctor Who, BBC Network One evening, all snuggled up and ready for bed, my daughter Daphne and I were channel-surfing and landed on the BBC network. The “Blink” episode of Doctor Who, starring David Tennant as the Doctor, was showing. We were […]

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