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Easy Ways to Create Some Calm for a Child with ASD This Holiday

Easy Ways to Create Some Calm for a Child with ASD This Holiday https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/create-calm-asd-child-holidays

It’s no secret that the holidays can be a very stressful time of year. The extra expectations, events, and parties that are supposed to be magical and wondrous can fall short. Too often, the season can leave adults frazzled, and as the snowflakes dance softly from the sky, children, too, can become overwhelmed. In spite […]

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A Loving ASD Dad Shares: Home is Where the Heart Is

A Loving ASD Dad Shares: Home is Where the Heart Is http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/a-loving-asd-dad-shares-home-is-where-the-heart-is

What does successful autism parenting look like? It is a common phrase within the autism community that if you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism. The same can be said about autism parents. Our experience with autism began as many others have, tests to attempt to rule out […]

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A Loving Mother Asks: Will They See Him?

A Loving Mother Asks: Will They See Him? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/

Here I am, 33 weeks pregnant, in the middle of June, at a gender reveal party trying to keep my two-year-old son from crawling out the doggy door. He throws himself to the ground, screaming so hard his face turns red. He is literally losing his mind. Just another typical Tuesday evening for us. Several […]

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Aspie Dating: 10 Things to Keep in Mind When Looking for Love

Aspie Dating: 10 Things to Keep in Mind When Looking for Love http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aspie-dating-looking-for-love/

Dating can be filled with stress and insecurity, but what happens when you add to this the fact that your date has Asperger’s syndrome? What should you do and what should you not do? How can you make things work? Here are 10 points to keep in mind when falling in love with one of […]

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There’s No Room for Guilt…Only Acceptance

There's No Room for Guilt...Only Acceptance http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/no-room-for-guilt-only-acceptance/

I felt like I was on autopilot, just going through the motions, as I rushed through the motions of after-camp business after a long day at work. I’ll be honest — I don’t remember much of my interactions with my kids that evening, just a tired, “Good night, I love you,” as I trudged downstairs, […]

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Top Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Capacity for Self-Love

Top Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Capacity for Self-Love http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/enhancing-self-love-strategies-autism

Self-love is something all human beings struggle with regardless of age or ability. But when children perceive they are flawed—either from an autism label they have been given, or a negative comment from a bystander, or an expectation they cannot realistically meet—the ability to love self can be very difficult. The book, The Reason I […]

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5 Ways My Family Made the World a Kinder Place for Me with ASD

5 Ways My Family Made the World a Kinder Place for Me with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/family-made-world-kinder-place

I was diagnosed with autism in my late teens, by which time many people thought the diagnosis came too late to be of any real use in terms of supporting me. What went unnoticed is that my family, whether consciously or not, had been making adaptations throughout my life that enabled me to manage a […]

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A Letter of Understanding and Unconditional Love

A Letter of Understanding and Unconditional Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/letter-understanding-unconditional-love

This letter is addressed to anyone who loves a person on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or wants a better understanding. Eight doctors, blood work, and a brain scan later, no one could clearly explain autism or tell us why it happened to our son. Our hope is that this letter helps to lift fears, […]

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