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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Jean M. Grant

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Jean M. Grant who is a scientist, author, and mom to two active, nature-loving sons. […]

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Volunteering With Special Needs: Teaching the Served to Serve

Volunteering With Special Needs: Teaching the Served to Serve https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/volunteering-special-needs-teaching-serve/

When most people think of special needs kids and serving, they naturally assume that the recipients of the service are the special needs kids themselves. As history is proof, that is generally the case. People volunteer at Special Olympics. They are a “buddy” to a child at a school or on a sports league geared […]

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Gaining Independence: From Cradle to Career With Autism

Gaining Independence: From Cradle to Career With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gaining-independence-career-with-autism/

I adopted my beautiful son Thomas at birth. He was my bundle of joy, the light of my life. In fact, I often remember receiving compliments from complete strangers while standing in line at the grocery store about my gorgeous blonde hair blue eyed baby. I felt so fortunate to be the mother of such […]

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3 Ways to Prepare for the IEP Meeting Challenge

3 Ways to Prepare for the IEP Meeting Challenge https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-prepare-iep-meeting-challenge/

I have my boxing gloves on. Shuffling my feet left to right, right to left as I warm-up. In my head, I envision my every move to my opponents. My boxing ring is the stale conference room with the ubiquitous fluorescent lights. I tell myself I’m ready, I’m prepared- but what do you do when […]

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19 Tips for Easing the Transition to a New School Year

19 Tips for Easing the Transition to a New School Year https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/easing-transition-new-school-year/

As the relaxed summer days come to an end and the school start date nears, it’s only natural for an entire family to feel a bit apprehensive. From new classrooms and teachers to shifting routines, rules and expectations, heading back to school can seem overwhelming at times – especially for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). […]

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Help: How Do I Know If My ASD Child Has Memory Issues?

Help: How Do I Know If My ASD Child Has Memory Issues? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-has-memory-issues/

For the purposes of IEP interventions, what is the best way to find out if your child has short term memory issues? What can cause this? I have read that it is associated with Asperger’s syndrome but what is the cause, i.e., auditory/ sensory processing, hyperfocus, petit mal, ADHD?  My son is highly distractive and has learning difficulties […]

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What Are Your Child’s Rights When It Comes to the Use of Restraint?

What Are Your Child's Rights When It Comes to the Use of Restraint? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/what-are-your-childs-rights/

Children with autism may engage in problem behaviors that pose a danger to self or others (e.g., physical aggression, self-injury, elopement, etc.). Unfortunately, when these behaviors pose a significant risk to the child, school personnel may restrain and/or seclude a child with autism to prevent him/her from harming another student, staff, or him/herself (Matson & […]

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