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Autism Parenting Magazine Author Provides FREE Holiday Tip Guide for Parents

Autism Parenting Magazine Author Provides FREE Holiday Tip Guide for Parents https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/holiday-tip-guide-for-parents/

During the busy and event-filled holiday season, parents of special needs children are often depressed and isolated. Many mothers and fathers feel as though a spotlight is being shined on their lives, and that their families fail to measure up to the so-called “normal” families portrayed in ads, TV programs, and movies. This can create […]

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Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In The New Year?

Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In The New Year? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-years-resolution-autism/

I never cared much for New Year’s resolutions. While the premise behind them is positive, the timing never seemed to make sense. If I’m planning on making productive changes to my life, why wait until a certain date to begin?  Even if you do, why assign a strict year-long time period to achieve them? It […]

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Top Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Participate in the Halloween Fun

Top Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Participate in the Halloween Fun https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-participate-halloween/

Costumes? Candy? Frightening décor? Halloween seems like it should be fun for all, but this holiday can be stressful for families with kiddos on the autism spectrum. Here are some tips to make Halloween a little less scary for your family: Costume Concerns Let your child get used to the costume.  You can practice having […]

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5 Simple Things You Can Do to Make this a Holiday to Remember

5 Simple Things You Can Do to Make this a Holiday to Remember https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/simple-things-to-make-a-holiday-to-remember

Holidays can be so special given the unique traditions and activities that we get to participate in at this time of the year.  Because they are really only celebrated once a year, it may be challenging for your child with autism.  For tips on how to prepare your child with autism for these events that […]

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Fatherhood: The Powerful Bond with My Special Needs Son

Fatherhood: The Powerful Bond with My Special Needs Son https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/father-son-powerful-bond

Every year, my son’s aide makes me a Father’s Day card. She carefully cuts, colors, and shakily writes out “Happy Father’s Day” with what I assume is her non-dominant hand.  Then she signs his name and sends it home. When it’s given to me, I offer a huge smile and ask, “Lucas! Did you make […]

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Holiday Gift Subscription Offer!

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Searching for the perfect gift this holiday season? No need to shop hectic stores — no need to waste money on postage. Give the gift of Autism Parenting Magazine every month for one year! From professional guidance on dealing with sensory and transition issues to learning about the latest in research and autism therapies, a […]

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Issue 26 – A Season of Peace

Dear Readers, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Everywhere you go… The excitement has begun. From crowded stores with festive music and lights to jam-packed streets, the very preparation for the holidays can be overwhelming. If you can find a way to prevent it all from becoming too demanding for your family, there […]

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