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Lifesaving Lockdown Safety Tips Every Family Needs to Know

Lifesaving Lockdown Safety Tips Every Family Needs to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/lifesaving-safety-tips-family-know/

According to a recent Washington Post analysis*, over 4.1 million children endured a school lockdown during the 2017-2018 school year. More than 1 million of these children were in elementary school, with over 220,000 in preschool and kindergarten. The analysis further reveals that, on a typical school day last year, at least 16 campuses somewhere […]

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Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life

Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/jack-my-son-my-life/

Expecting the expected, achieving gold— S. Roberts As every parent knows, choosing the right secondary school for his or her child is very challenging. I remember saying to my husband six years ago, “We need to get this right, because if Jack is happy in school, I am happy in work, and the family benefits […]

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How to Help Your Child With Autism Communicate Using Comics

How to Help Your Child With Autism Communicate Using Comics https://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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How to Handle Bullying at School As the Parent of a Special Needs Child

How to Handle Bullying at School As the Parent of a Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/handle-bullying-at-school-autism/

Growing up can be a challenge even under the best of circumstances. But when you are the parent of a child with a disability bullied because he or she is different, the ability to cope and resolve this type of situation can be upsetting. While there is no single or easy solution, there are several […]

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Living With Autism: The Long Journey to a Peaceful Heart

Living With Autism: The Long Journey to a Peaceful Heart https://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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Exciting Ways Equine Therapy Can Help A Child You Love

Exciting Ways Equine Therapy Can Help A Child You Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/equine-therapy-can-help-a-child-you-love

Surrounded by the delightful whinnies of “therapeutic” horses, I had the opportunity to interview Laurie Willmott, founder of Spirit Therapies. How did you get started in Equine Therapy? I’ve been around horses since I was three years old. They have always held a special place in my heart. In 1997, I was working as a […]

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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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A New and Improved Approach to Social Skills

A New and Improved Approach to Social Skills https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/social-skills-improved-approach-autism

Kids with autism usually struggle socially and often find the teen years especially difficult. Anxiety and depression can emerge or worsen, along with a sense of helplessness, worthlessness and loneliness. Mental health professionals often refer these teens to social skills groups. These groups teach lessons about how to “appropriately” interact in a neurotypical (NT) world. […]

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Learning Life’s Important Lessons from a Kindergartner

Learning Life's Important Lessons from a Kindergartner https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/life-important-lessons-kindergartner

“I’m Olivia and I’m five,” the young girl announces to everyone she meets. I’m her kindergarten teacher, and just in case I’ve forgotten, she introduces herself to me that way almost every day. I haven’t forgotten Olivia, and I never will. I’ve learned to look at the world through her eyes, and in doing so I’ve learned […]

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