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Summertime Activities That Will Engage Your Child With Autism


It’s summertime…the dreaded time of year for most autism parents! It is that time of year when your child goes from structure to non-structure and we begin to see more and more meltdowns because of this BIG transition. Summertime doesn’t have to be full of dread and meltdowns. In fact, summertime is the time where […]

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Ways You Can Help First Responders Better Understand Autism

Ways You Can Help First Responders Better Understand Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/first-responders-better-understand-autism/

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re a parent. You know your child best: everything from his/her favorite foods, colors, toys, games, songs, movies, and outfits. Parents have a special way of knowing how to put a smile on their child’s face with ice cream treats, playground excursions, bike rides through the neighborhood and trips […]

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Understanding Your Child With Autism’s Behavior In the Pool

Understanding Your Child With Autism's Behavior In the Pool https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autisms-behavior-in-the-pool/

Is your child’s favorite activity staying underwater as often as possible? This could be because he/she loves the deep pressure encompassing his/her body during underwater play.  Understanding that the hydrostatic pressure provides a blanket of soothing squishes can help you to recognize the underlying reason for underwater play. Try to turn it into a fun game […]

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How to Keep Your Special Needs Child Busy When Stuck Indoors

Whether it’s raining cats and dogs or just too cold to go outside, it’s important that parents know how to entertain and keep their special needs kids busy when they’re stuck inside. Next time you and your kids are looking for a way to beat cabin fever, try one of these fun activities: 1. Bake […]

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Raising a Creative Genius on the Autism Spectrum

Raising a Creative Genius on the Autism Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/raising-creative-genius-child

My son, Colin, blows me away every day.  He is 28 years old and was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at a young age—back when the relatively unknown syndrome was still stuck in a cul-de-sac of uncertainty.  Now, Asperger’s syndrome is everywhere—in mainstream TV, movies, comic books, and scores of blogs and websites. We spent Colin’s […]

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Issue 62 – Motherhood: An Enduring Love

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 62 - Motherhood: An Enduring Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-62-motherhood-love

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives In celebration of Mother’s Day, autism advocate and attorney Areva Martin shares an intimate look at the enduring effect of strong and loving women. Areva Martin, Esq. Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the […]

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The Broomstick Game: A Simple Way to Stimulate Your Child’s Proprioceptive System

The Broomstick Game

Working as a pediatric occupational therapist for 45 years and almost exclusively with children on the spectrum for the last 20 years, I’ve learned an important fact: children on the spectrum like deep touch. This isn’t news and it’s why parents hear about the benefits of a child wearing a tight vest, playing squishy games […]

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