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Medical Cannabis, Autism, and the Transformation of Medicine

Medical Cannabis, Autism, and the Transformation of Medicine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/medical-cannabis-autism-transformation-medicine/

In 1987, during my freshman year at Lehigh University, our first English assignment was to write a letter to an elected official advocating for a controversial issue of our choosing. I decided to write my United States congressman to express why I believed marijuana should be legalized. What was supposed to be a three to […]

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A Changing Child With Autism Needs a Changing Parent

A Changing Child With Autism Needs a Changing Parent https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/changing-child-autism-needs-parent/

Diagnosis often brings with it clarity of thought. We are given an explanation and often concrete actions in the shape of therapy. A lot of therapy. We take our child to so much therapy that our clarity becomes lost in the fog of scheduling, implementing, analyzing, assessing, researching, changing, and repeating that cycle. Then one […]

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Which Is Best for My Child – ABA Therapy in the Home or Clinical Setting?

Which Is Best for My Child - ABA Therapy in the Home or Clinical Setting? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-child-therapy-home-clinical/

When not fully understood, applied behavior analysis (ABA) may seem like an overwhelming treatment option for children diagnosed with autism. Many people are unsure what ABA is, what it can do and why it is used. Simply put, ABA is a science that uses reinforcement strategies to increase or decrease socially significant behavior. Based on […]

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International Provisions for Kids With Special Educational Needs

International Provisions for Kids With Special Educational Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/kids-with-special-educational-needs/

The world is constantly evolving. Technology and medicine are becoming ever more advanced, while society is constantly striving to become more understanding, compassionate, and accepting towards our fellow people. Historically speaking, this understanding and compassion have been less than giving towards those with special educational needs (SEN) requirements, fortunately as we as a population learn […]

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Good News on the Horizon With Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Good News on the Horizon With Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/horizon-with-innovation-and-opportunity/

The 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act opened the door for young people with disabilities to be evaluated for regular work in the community before being steered toward subminimum wage jobs.  This Act has transformed the options available for those with disabilities when they age out of the educational system. In Minnesota, the number of […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Amy Kelly

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Amy Kelly https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-at-autism-2/

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Amy Kelly who is a mother to Danny, Annie and Ryan.  Annie is diagnosed with […]

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Changes to the ABLE Account Rules You Need to Know

Changes to the ABLE Account Rules You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/able-account-rules-to-know/

Could you describe the changes in the ABLE account rules that were brought about by the new federal tax legislation? As most of you know, the ABLE Act was passed back at the end of 2014 and paved the way for individuals diagnosed with a disability before the age of 26 to save money without […]

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How Will I Know if My Child is Eligible for Government Benefits

How Will I Know if My Child is Eligible for Government Benefits https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-eligibility-government-benefits

Question:  I heard that government benefits are something we should be considering for my daughter, but I have also been told that our family will not qualify.  Should we apply, and if so, how? — Ben Access to government benefits can be beneficial due to the fact they can help pay for services that your […]

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Check Out The Benefits Available for Families With Special Needs Kids

Check Out The Benefits Available for Families With Special Needs Kids https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-kids-family-benefits/

If you are the parent, caregiver or representative of a child younger than 18 who has disabilities, there are many possible government benefits that you and they could be eligible to receive.  In addition, an adult who became disabled in childhood prior to age 22 might also be eligible for benefits as well. Supplemental Security […]

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