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An Exclusive Holiday Round-Up: The Special Ways Autism Families Celebrate the Holidays

An Exclusive Holiday Round-Up: The Special Ways Autism Families Celebrate the Holidays https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-families-celebrate-the-holidays/

What does your holiday season look like? Does your family participate in a large family gathering far away, or do you prefer something quieter and more personal close to home? Are you relaxed during the festivities or do you spend the whole day stressed out wishing for a few minutes of calm and understanding? As […]

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Ways to Keep Your Child with Autism Safe at Holiday Time

Ways to Keep Your Child with Autism Safe at Holiday Time http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/keep-autism-child-safe-on-holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time for family and friends— a chance to create some great memories.  Unfortunately, for many families living with a child with autism, it can also be a tremendous source of stress because parents may need to be extra vigilant to keep their child(ren) safe. There are changes in […]

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Exciting Ways to Build Skills With Holiday Music with Special Needs

Exciting Ways to Build Skills With Holiday Music with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-skills-holiday-music-autism

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so_________.” Regardless of your age, gender or religion, I bet you said “delightful” to finish the familiar holiday tune Let It Snow. Not everyone feels this way, but I am happy those holiday songs are heard over and over again. As a specialty music instructor […]

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3 Holiday Challenges…and How to Help Prevent Them

3 Holiday Challenges...and How to Help Prevent Them http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-holiday-challenges-prevent-them

The holiday season is here and amid all the fun and excitement can be some challenges for families with children on the autism spectrum.  Having some strategies in place to can go a long way toward making the holidays more merry for the whole family. Challenge 1- Family Everywhere! During the holidays, getting together with […]

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Maintaining Strength and Courage During the Holidays

Maintaining Strength and Courage During the Holidays https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/maintaining-strength-courage-during-holidays

Over the years, I have treasured my memories of Christmas at my grandparents’ home. Although no specific gift stands out in my mind, the aroma of cherry pie and the sight of homemade noodles drying in front of the stove linger. These family traditions could be counted on, year after year. The warmth and sense […]

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Halloween Doesn’t Have to be Scary for Special Needs Kids

Halloween Doesn't Have to be Scary for Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/halloween-doesnt-have-to-be-scary

Halloween is a holiday for children. Kids loves nothing more than dressing up in crazy costumes, running from door to door, and collecting candy to shove in their faces when the night is through. Well, not every kid loves those things. My son Lucas doesn’t. In fact, Halloween is full of some of his least […]

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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 […]

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Issue 69 – The Gift of Calm This Season

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Expert Advice On How To Manage Anxiety In Children With Autism A consultant psychiatrist with 20 years of clinical experience shares ways to ease your child’s anxiety and encourage stress management. Andrés Fonseca, MD, MSc, MRCPsych, FRSA Easy Ways To Create Some Calm For A […]

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4 Valuable Ways You Can Help Your ASD Child Handle Holiday Stress

4 Valuable Ways You Can Help Your ASD Child Handle Holiday Stress http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-help-asd-child-handle-holiday-stress

Holidays are a great time to connect with families and friends! Because the holidays are a time to enjoy the wonderful foods and traditions that may only come about this time of the year, most families cherish the holidays and look forward to the day they arrive. However, for some parents, it can be a […]

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Issue 57 – Conquering A New Year

Autism Parenting Magazine - Issue 57

  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 […]

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