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How to Build the Road to Independence With Autism

How to Build the Road to Independence With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-road-independence-with-autism/

From the moment a student is placed in an educational program, the school should be thinking about how it’s preparing him/her to travel the road to independence. While there is a wide range of cognitive, motor and communication abilities among students on the autism spectrum, they all are on the road to acquire as much […]

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Self-Esteem and Autism: Powerful Strategies You Need to Know

Self-Esteem and Autism: Powerful Strategies You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/powerful-strategies-needs-to-know/

In my work in the autism community as an autism specialist for the past 20 years, I have seen there is no goal more important than helping your child cultivate self-esteem and an overall positive sense of self. This is important not only because it will help your child experience more confidence, happiness, and fulfillment […]

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Enhancing Fine and Gross Motor Skills with Creative Activities

Enhancing Fine and Gross Motor Skills with Creative Activities https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/enhancing-fine-gross-motor-skills-autism

The sun rises and sets every day. It is a proven occurrence and can be documented by most human beings who live on this planet. Now if you tell a 70-year-old today he/she should have seen 25,550 sunsets and sunrises each during a lifetime, he/she will immediately tell you he/she should have but missed many […]

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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 https://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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Simple Ways Video Self-Modeling Can Help Your ASD Child

Simple Ways Video Self-Modeling Can Help Your ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/video-self-modeling-helps-asd/

Are you concerned that your child’s challenging behaviors are unchangeable? Are you worried there’s no way to teach your pre-verbal child? Do you have sleepless nights wondering if your child will ever socialize with peers? This may surprise you, but there’s a technique called video self-modeling that works through all of the challenges listed above […]

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Navigating the Abyss of Autism On the Spectrum

My name is James Link. I am 21 years old and was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) twice. My mom wanted these two different diagnoses so we would be better able to plan for my education and future. The diagnostic process was very different both times. My mom suspected that I had autism because […]

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Issue 60 – Sensory Tools For The Future

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 60 - Sensory Tools For The Future https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-60-sensory-tools-for-the-future

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: 6 Expert Ways to Help Your Sensory-Sensitive Child Dress A pediatric occupational therapist shares great tips for dressing a child when hypersensitivity to certain fabrics or surfaces is a challenge. Susan Donohoe, OTR/L The Best Academic Choice for Your Child’s Needs A special guide to […]

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5 Practical Ways to Help Adults with Autism Gain Employment

After I graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Master of Divinity, I was employed four years as a youth pastor. When metro Detroit experienced harsh economic conditions due to the automotive industry I found myself unemployed. For the next two years I struggled for steady employment and sank into a finical sinkhole, unable to […]

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