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Developing Life Skills With Autism-One Pizza Order at a Time

Developing Life Skills With Autism-One Pizza Order at a Time https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/developing-life-skills-with-autism/

Friday night was pizza night. This tradition began when Dylan was in middle school and the increased social pressures and new academic pressures conspired to totally “unglue” him. By Friday, he was an exhausted wreck, and frankly, so was I. Middle school is difficult for most children. It was close to unbearable for Dylan.  It […]

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Ways to Include Your ASD Child When You Head to Church

Ways to Include Your ASD Child When You Head to Church

Parents of children with special needs often fear being judged by others.  It is hoped that the church will be an accepting environment; however, the reality is that the majority of church members with children who have special needs do not attend church regularly.  Church holds great importance to many families, yet the thought of […]

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The Meltdown: When the World Becomes a Blur of Colors and Deafening Screams

Detailed feeling during meltdown

The clock ticks. It’s too hot. Everything is too warm. Sweat clings to your skin like a parasite, drenching your clothes and sticking your hair to your forehead. Your breath comes in short, sharp pants, chest heaving violently. Tears gather in your eyes and fall at an uncontrollable rate, streaming down your face without your […]

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