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Easy Ways to Increase Physical Activity Time with ASD Kids

Easy Ways to Increase Physical Activity Time with ASD Kids

Physical activity is an important part of everyone’s life and well-being. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, children under 18 should have a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Adults should have 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week. Recent studies have revealed, however, people are… Continue Reading

Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In the New Year? The father of a young, nonverbal boy compassionately reviews the true value of new year’s resolutions. James Guttman Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life A speech-language pathologist, parent… Continue Reading

The Need to Grow – Advice on Changing your ASD Child’s Relationship with Food

The Need to Grow – Advice on Changing your ASD Child’s Relationship with Food

My 12-year-old boy, Henry, an Aspie, has always had a difficult relationship with food.  He finds fruits and vegetables with mixed textures and tastes challenging.  Bright colors and strong flavors usually come armed with hidden unpleasant surprises like pips and plastic skin encasing wedges of acidic mini-pillows that involuntarily explode – and that’s just oranges!… Continue Reading

Autism Schools and Education Facilities – The Ultimate Guide

Autism Schools and Education Facilities – The Ultimate Guide

As we all know, no two children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are alike.  Experts agree, children with autism learn differently and have a wide range of developmental and educational needs. Unfortunately, teachers and support staff are often unfamiliar with the special needs of kids diagnosed with autism and struggle to teach them effectively.  And,… Continue Reading

Issue 57 – Conquering A New Year

Issue 57 – Conquering A New Year

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Let’s Hear It For This Year’s Special Contributors A special recognition for our Top 15 Contributors for 2016 who have helped make Autism Parenting Magazine an award-winning magazine. Amy KD Tobik The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism A leading attorney and autism/children’s rights advocate… Continue Reading

Great Ways Exercise Can Benefit Kids with Autism for Life

Great Ways Exercise Can Benefit Kids with Autism for Life

“There are many reasons to encourage fitness activities for youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Regular physical activity has been shown to enhance both behavior and mood.” Fred R. Volkmar, M.D. Irving B. Harris Professor, Director – Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, Chief of Child Psychiatry, Yale New Haven Hospital, Editor… Continue Reading

Ways to Develop a Positive Sense of Self and Relationships on the Spectrum

Ways to Develop a Positive Sense of Self and Relationships on the Spectrum

An interview with Dr. Tony Attwood, Ph.D. AS/ASD expert In a previous article for Autism Parenting Magazine, I addressed erasing the prejudice of violence associated with individuals on the autism spectrum.  Although it is important to erase that growing prejudice, I mentioned that it would be negligent not to discuss the possibility of special interests… Continue Reading