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How Journaling with My ASD Son Created a Special Life Connection

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Recently I was searching the house for something. We have no storage space so “storage” is pretty much anywhere I can stuff something and finding “said something” later often proves to be an all day event. I never did find what I was looking for but I did come across DC’s Journal from way back in […]

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Holiday Gift Subscription Offer!

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Searching for the perfect gift this holiday season? No need to shop hectic stores — no need to waste money on postage. Give the gift of Autism Parenting Magazine every month for one year! From professional guidance on dealing with sensory and transition issues to learning about the latest in research and autism therapies, a […]

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How to Help Your ASD Child Navigate Through Life

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I find that a large portion of my day is spent running on auto-pilot. I don’t really think about getting dressed, taking a shower, feeding the cat, driving to work, and so on.  I react to what I encounter in my environment almost instinctively, nailed down by habit, and granted … all of it seems […]

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5 Special Things You Might Not Know About Autism

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Autism is a very complicated subject, impossible to explain with any real depth in a single book or especially in one short blog post. The spectrum means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and there’s a whole lot to learn about it. In my eyes, though, there are a few […]

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Outstanding Tips You’ll Love for Therapy On The Run

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Every parent’s goal is to have their child generalize the things they learn in therapy to their everyday lives, but that’s exactly the problem, the learning occurs in therapy and then we all go back to our everyday lives.  All too often there is no crossover.  Instead, there is the illusion that therapy needs to […]

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Pets Can Make all the Difference in the World of Autism

Recently, a mom was crying to me that her son has autism. I know that “I just got soccer punched in the gut” feeling after the doc says my children are “on the spectrum.”  I listened to all her heart’s concerns and comments with the autism diagnosis. When she was finished I said to her, […]

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Autism – The Silent Ruler

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I struggle to fit in with some children at school, I don’t really know if this should be the rule? I understand I’m different at times but I still have feelings and I want to be kind, “Just calm yourself down love give your arms a wee rest,” my dear sweet mum, she’s doing her […]

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Workplace Opportunities For All People On The Spectrum

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If you are the parent of a teenager with autism you may have already begun to think about what adulthood will bring for your child with respect to viable living options, access to necessary services and social opportunities. If you are the parent of a “high-functioning” teen, you may allow yourself to picture a future […]

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Brain Balance Takes a Look at the Challenge of Sensory Processing Disorder

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“I can’t wear those jeans!” “No, I won’t eat mashed potatoes!” “Agh, don’t make me touch that!” These statements and tantrums are often how Sensory Processing Disorder shows itself in a child.   Sensory processing is the brain’s recognition of receptor (eyes, nose, skin, taste, vestibular, etc.) driven input, and the interpretation, integration, and prioritizing of […]

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