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How to Handle Bullying at School As the Parent of a Special Needs Child

How to Handle Bullying at School As the Parent of a Special Needs Child http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/handle-bullying-at-school-autism/

Growing up can be a challenge even under the best of circumstances. But when you are the parent of a child with a disability bullied because he or she is different, the ability to cope and resolve this type of situation can be upsetting. While there is no single or easy solution, there are several […]

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The Promising Benefits of Aiding Hand Dominance in Autism

The Promising Benefits of Aiding Hand Dominance in Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/promising-benefits-of-aiding-hand-dominance-autism

We have a grandchild who was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum at around 18 months.  She is now seven years old and has shown amazing improvement.  Her stimming has ceased.  She now functions in school in the appropriate grade and shows continuous improvement in social integration. For us, the diagnosis brought with it, as I’m sure […]

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Sensory Enrichment Therapy: A New Approach

Sensory Enrichment Therapy: A New Approach http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-enrichment-therapy-autism/

Children with autism often have sensory issues. They may be sensory seeking, or they may be sensory avoiding or even a little of both. For a child who is living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), some textures can be very irritating. Sounds, crowds, lights or smells can upset them. Many sensory approaches already aim to […]

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The Most Important Things I Learned From My Child’s Therapists

The Most Important Things I Learned From My Child’s Therapists http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-therapists-autism-lessons/

My son is 16 years old and is on the autism spectrum. He started speech therapy at age three and applied behavior analysis (ABA) at the age of four. He’s had occupational and music therapy and social skills groups led by therapists. A whole lot of therapy! Some of the therapies have been at school, […]

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How To Be The Hero In Your Life

How To Be The Hero In Your Life http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-life-hero/

There are countless stories out there about youth with autism struggling during the process of transition and other times of change. Whether it’s moving out of Mom and Dad’s house, going to a new school, or finding work, just to name a few scenarios, all of them have one thing in common…they have the potential […]

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Help: Why Has Our Teen with Autism Stopped Talking to Us?

Help: Why Has Our Teen with Autism Stopped Talking to Us? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-teen-stopped-talking

Dear Rob, I have an 18-year-old teen daughter who has stopped talking to us, her parents, and has become socially isolated. She graduated from high school and is taking a gap year. I feel desperate and we must rely on ourselves to help her because we can’t afford professional help. — Marlene Dear Marlene: This […]

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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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Do You Need to Be a Special Ed Teacher to Homeschool a Child with ASD?

Do You Need to Be a Special Ed Teacher to Homeschool a Child with ASD? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-education-teacher-homeschooling-autism

Dear Rob… I sure hope you are able to give me some advice. My eight-year-old son has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, stress, and anxiety. The school will listen, but does nothing to help as far as changing his Individualized Education Program (IEP) for behavior issues. I am doubting myself […]

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First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness

First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/first-responder-training-include-autism-awareness

Disability awareness training needed Since 2014, there has been an increased national awareness regarding how police interact with the public during arrests and emergency situations. The autism community is no exception. During search and rescue missions, crime scene investigation, medical emergencies, and human services investigations, the way in which police and other first responders serve […]

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