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How to Use Sensory Play to Improve Learning and Expand the Imagination

How to Use Sensory Play to Improve Learning and Expand the Imagination https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/improve-learning-and-expand-imagination/

Imagination is so much important. If you were to imagine dragons, dinosaurs, and without imagination, learning would be colorless and finite. For many parents, the main goal is to lead a child towards independent living and academics skills; after all, learning is the first step into the world. Being a special needs parent is demanding, […]

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My Bright Grandson Struggles in the Classroom

My 6-year-old grandson has autism and struggles in school. He isn’t doing is work in the classroom but can play spelling and math games on his iPad. He has a very sharp memory but just can’t seem to focus at school. Any suggestions? — Barb Hey Barb, your grandson sounds like so many children I […]

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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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Super Social Stories to Use in the New School Year

Super Social Stories to Use in the New School Year http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/social-stories-for-autism/

My name is Leanne — I’m 23 years old and I have Asperger’s syndrome.  I have heard that social stories help lot of kids (and maybe even adults) on the autism spectrum to be better able to handle transitions, upcoming events, and activities that most children (and adults) are able to handle easily.  I remember during one […]

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4 Simple Ways to Use Magnets to Help Your ASD Child Master Skills

4 Simple Ways to Use Magnets to Help Your ASD Child Master Skills http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-use-magnets-help-asd-child-master-skills

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” – Plato  Each child has the ability to learn, regardless of any label. If we can […]

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A Mom’s Story: When Homeschooling is the Best Choice for Life Learning

A Mom's Story: When Homeschooling is the Best Choice for Life Learning http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/when-homeschooling-is-the-best-choice-for-life-learning

As we approach graduation with my child with autism, I am able to reflect back on our journey. What an amazing journey it has been these last 10 years. I have seen my child blossom before my eyes with the knowledge that I had a hand in his success. We pulled Logan out of school […]

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Quick Tips for Helping Young People with ASD Find the Right Job

Quick Tips for Helping Young People with ASD Find the Right Job http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-helping-young-people-find-the-right-job

So, your child is nearly ready to begin a career in the workplace or perhaps he/she is already working and needs a new job. How do you help the child find the right kind of position and the right fit? How can you guide him/her? Sometimes young people on the spectrum know which specific job […]

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Simple Tips Single-Parents with an Autistic Child Need to Know

Simple Tips Single-Parents with an Autistic Child Need to Know http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-single-parents-with-autistic-child-need-to-know

For thirteen years I single-parented my son, Thomas, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when he was four.  Now Thomas is a 21-year-old college student.  As I look back on our journey together, I can’t help but realize the progress we’ve made.  Single parenting a special needs child was difficult at times.  I discovered that […]

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New System to Help Children with Autism Learn Better in a Classroom Setting

New System to Help Children with Autism Learn Better in a Classroom Setting http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-system-classroom-setting-for-autism

It’s common for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to experience sensory overload or adverse reactions to sensory input more often than their neurotypical classmates. Some children with ASD find processing stimuli, such as sights and sounds, difficult and exhibit hypersensitivity to being touched. Sensory overload can occur in the classroom when multiple stimuli occur simultaneously, […]

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