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How to Create the Dream Team for Your Autistic Child

How to Create the Dream Team for Your Autistic Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/dream-team-for-autistic-child/

You won’t be able to build a dream team, even in a city rich in services if you don’t first identify what you and your child need, and that is difficult because you probably don’t know all that is out there, and what you need often changes.  Look to your child for guidance. Once you […]

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Planning the Best Playdate for Your Child With Autism

Planning the Best Playdate for Your Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/planning-best-playdate-with-autism/

The word “playdate” is a dreaded word for many autism families.  I know numerous families that will avoid playdates for several reasons. Many parents think their child cannot participate in them because they lack the play, social, and verbal skills to be successful. Some parents will not schedule playdates because they are not themselves social. […]

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How to Talk About Death With ASD Children

How to Talk About Death With ASD Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/talk-about-death-with-asd/

It is a horrible place to be as a parent, believing you have done everything in your power to help your child through a difficult time, only to discover it wasn’t enough. I’m not certain when I recognized that I let my son down, but partway through his middle school years, it became obvious to […]

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How Netflix’s Atypical Raises Awareness On The Different

How Netflix's Atypical Raises Awareness On The Different https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-netflixs-atypical-raises-awareness/

Netflix released Season Two of Atypical in September 2018, and soon there will be Season Three. I really hope this TV series will continue for many more seasons. I have been following it since the first season and I believe that there are social dimensions that should not be absorbed by the comical element of […]

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Autism and Toddlers: The Amazing Rewards Of Early Intervention

Autism and Toddlers: The Amazing Rewards Of Early Intervention https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-rewards-of-early-intervention/

Several months after turning one, our son Daniel started to show some unusual behavior. He started to forget words he had learned, and he would let chewed food fall out of his mouth while eating. Although concerning, we didn’t give it too much thought until he started becoming more passive, spending increasing time staring into […]

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Remarkable Mom Advocates for Special Needs Education Support Hayley Gripp

Remarkable Mom Advocates for Special Needs Education Support Hayley Gripp https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/advocates-for-special-needs-education/

For the past 17 years, Raja Marhaba has been advocating for hundreds of special needs children in the education system. Raja founded The Jonathan Foundation when she learned both of her sons were special needs. She fought the school system for 10 years to get her sons the proper accommodations so they could succeed in […]

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How Can I Begin Planning for My Special Needs Child’s Future

Question: It is one of my New Year’s Resolutions to assemble a plan for my son’s future, but I have not been able to get started yet.  I just don’t know where or how to start.  What should my first step be? — Laura I can certainly understand not quite getting started on your New […]

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Special Moms Who Changed the Way Families Shop

Warrior moms. We’ve always been there. Fighting for our kids. Protecting them. Providing for them. Defending their rights. Especially mothers like us: mothers of children with special needs. We are the voice for our children who have no voice of their own. We will fight for them. With all our strength. For as long as […]

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Sensory Weighted Blanket and Miracle Cape Created with Love

Sensory Weighted Blanket and Miracle Cape Created with Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-weighted-blanket-autism/

Sit down for a cup of coffee with Marna Pacheco, and she’ll tell you that grocery shopping can be tough. But it’s not the weekly scavenger hunt for this obscure ingredient or that hard-to-find brand that makes food-finding missions tough. It’s a combination of things, in fact. For starters, Pacheco’s 11-year-old daughter, Millie, often acts […]

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Expert Advice on How to Help Your Teenager with Autism Thrive

Expert Advice on How to Help Your Teenager with Autism Thrive

As the years have progressed in my career working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, I have had the privilege to work with more and more teenagers. I have met some remarkable young men and women with autism who have taught me a lot, and I have had the honor of […]

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