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Innovative Autism-Friendly Jobs for the Holiday Season

Innovative Autism-Friendly Jobs for the Holiday Season http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/holiday-season-autism-friendly-jobs

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” For any child, especially those with autism, it’s never too early to explore their abilities and apply them to their interests. This holiday season provides the perfect opportunity for you to help your child begin to identify his or her unique talents needed for future […]

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How to Talk With Children With Autism About Death and Grief

How to Talk With Children With Autism About Death and Grief https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/talk-about-death-and-grief/

When Benay Josselson’s husband, Steven, died suddenly at age 39, she knew she was entering uncharted territory. In the midst of dealing with her own devastating loss, she needed to help her young children, ages five and eight at the time, process the death of their father. Making matters more complicated, the older of the […]

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Poetry Corner: Where Are Your Words?

Poetry Corner: Where Are Your Words? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/poetry-where-are-your-words/

Where oh where did your words go? We’ve searched high… And we’ve searched low… You practiced other ways to talk, PECs and sign language we tried them all! Although your words were far away, you made more progress every day. We knew the words were around somewhere. Under here? Over there? What a day! A […]

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Q&A HELP: My Non-Verbal Child Laughs After He Hits People

Q&A HELP: My Non-Verbal Child Laughs After He Hits People https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-laughs-after-hitting-people/

Question: My non-verbal four-year-old son started hitting people and himself and laughing. We thought he was just testing us, but the behavior has gotten worse over the past few months. We don’t know how to make him understand that he can’t do this. I think he’s frustrated because he can’t speak.—Christian Answer: This story is […]

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How to Help Your Child With Autism Communicate Using Comics

How to Help Your Child With Autism Communicate Using Comics http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-child-with-autism-communicate-using-comics

In all my years as a teacher and tutor, I have yet to see a frown or a tear shed by students in creating or reading comics. For those who work with children on the autism spectrum, the practice of creating comic strips with free comic generators like MakeBeliefsComix.com or even drawing them by hand […]

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Easy Ways To Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-Modeling

Easy Ways To Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-Modeling http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-your-child-socialize-using-video-self-modeling

Is saying hello or waving “hi” hard for your child to do? Does your child ask you questions about something you shared with him/her? Will your child ask another child to play? These may be some of the challenges your child with autism faces every day, and they impact the ability to make friends. Thankfully, […]

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The Best Board Games for Kids with Autism and their Benefits

The Best Board Games for Kids with Autism and their Benefits http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-board-games/

For a parent, it can seem overwhelming when a child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  There are a myriad of conditions that affect children in so many different ways — some children have trouble with communication and concentration while others struggle with repetitive behavior and can be extremely sensitive to touch, certain sounds, […]

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How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-improve-communication-with-your-childs-teacher

The new school year can be a source of stress for many children and even more so for children with autism.  There are new people to meet, new routines to learn, and all the while having to navigate this real-world environment we call school.  Communicating with your child’s teacher is critical to your child’s success.  […]

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Has My Child Reached Full Communicative Potential?

Has My Child Reached Full Communicative Potential? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/has-my-child-reach-full-communicative-potential

Although the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 requires assistive technology (including communication devices) be considered for every child with a disability during Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning, it seems as though there is a specific population that tends to be overlooked…the high school-aged child. While there is much evidence to support early […]

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