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Words of Wisdom: Celebrating Lights Of Goodness

Words of Wisdom: Celebrating Lights Of Goodness https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/celebrating-lights-of-goodness/

Inspirational words to bring understanding and compassion for people with special needs. “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the music he hears, however near or far away.” — Henry David Thoreau Special needs Cherished Ones, either young or old, […]

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How to Best Prepare Your Child With Autism to Drive

How to Best Prepare Your Child With Autism to Drive https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-prepares-to-drive/

For individuals with autism, driving may seem like a goal that will never be achieved, even though driving is both a marker to independence and adulthood. Yet, up until recently, Dr. Gary Gaffney, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University Of Iowa College Of Medicine, reported that most people never thought individuals with autism […]

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Accepting Help Can Be Hard When You Have Autism, But So Important

Accepting Help Can Be Hard When You Have Autism, But So Important https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/having-autism-can-be-hard/

I was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and eventually autism/Asperger’s during my third year of life, and I didn’t begin to speak until nearly age three. While I don’t remember much of my toddlerhood, the memories of school and social life as a child are very much vivid. Except for kindergarten, I attended special […]

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Raising Children with Autism: Mothers Share Their Amazing Stories

Raising Children with Autism: Mothers Share Their Amazing Stories https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mother-share-their-amazing-stories/

Dedicated to Rebecca  My name is Dr. Sharon Link-Wyer. I studied the lived experiences of mothers of children with high functioning autism (HFA) for my dissertation. While some aspects of the autism parenting phenomenon had been highlighted before I wrote my dissertation, none of the studies fully explained the phenomenon of maternal experiences as a […]

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Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs Dads

Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs Dads https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gifts-for-special-needs-dads/

Happy Father’s Day! I’m writing this letter to let you know how much I appreciate you and the important role you play in my life. There’s no greeting card that could possibly tell you how much you mean to me. Fathering a special needs child requires inner strength, patience and extraordinary love for one’s son […]

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Ten Best Things About Raising a Kid With Autism Today

Ten Best Things About Raising a Kid With Autism Today http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ten-best-things-about-raising-autism-child

As a mom of a terrific 20-year-old son on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum, it has recently occurred to me that as a young mom of a newly-diagnosed kid, I would have appreciated reading about all the great things that were ahead of me as my son worked his way through puberty […]

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A Loving Mother Shares: The Blessings of Autism

A Loving Mother Shares: The Blessings of Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/loving-mother-shares-the-blessings-of-autism

Blessings? Most people would not use that word when they think of autism. I probably wouldn’t have either until I had a child on the spectrum, but it is true. When my daughter was a toddler, I was always so impressed by how smart she was. She could line things up by colors and shapes […]

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The Radiant Smile That Changed Our Lives

The Radiant Smile That Changed Our Lives http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-radiant-smile-changed-our-lives/

Earlier this week, my husband Andy and I sat around the kitchen counter eating dinner delving into the details of our day as usual. Leo, enjoying a rare night off from therapy, switched focus between playing with his beloved Toy Story figures, and gathering his fill of tickles, and scratches from us when needed. We […]

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Living With Autism: The Long Journey to a Peaceful Heart

Living With Autism: The Long Journey to a Peaceful Heart http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/long-journey-peaceful-heart-autism/

Life is wonderful, then bam! You have been chosen—you have a special needs child. Now begins the whirlwind of emotions, pain, sorrow, heartache, fear, and the feeling of helplessness; each one serving as a necessary component in the long process of acceptance, healing and moving on. It’s amazing how you instantly feel you are all […]

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Issue 76 – Raising A Child with Autism

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single Step An autism advocate and mother to a young man with autism shares their tender journey together as she teaches him essential life skills. Kimberly Reeves, MEd Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs […]

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