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Could My Child With Autism Be Arrested? What Parents Need to Know

Could My Child With Autism Be Arrested? What Parents Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/my-child-with-autism-arrested/

What better time to initiate a conversation about encounters with the criminal justice system than during autism awareness month? As parents, we are all-too-familiar with the child who is bullied or victimized. But parents are surprised to learn that their child is at an increased risk of being detained in the back of a police […]

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HELP: My Child With Autism Curses and Has Tantrums

HELP: My Child With Autism Curses and Has Tantrums https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-curses-and-has-tantrums/

Dear Rob, Hello I have a seven-year-old with autism and he has bad tantrums and curses. I’m a single mom, what can I do to stop this and help him grow out of it?  — Brissa Dear Brissa, Along with the many well-intentioned efforts to understand, manage and treat the special needs child, there have […]

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Shopping With Special Needs: The Need for Understanding

Shopping With Special Needs: The Need for Understanding https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understanding-special-needs-while-shopping/

He did great today. He really did, and so did I. Even with the “minor” setback in the self-checkout lane and the unwelcome placement of the DVD display. Let me take you grocery shopping. I promise you, it will be nothing like you have ever experienced in your life. And it’s true, nothing is exaggerated, […]

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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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Issue 77 – Achieving Better Health with ASD

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Back to School Advice for Parents With Kids on the Spectrum The CEO of Jaden’s Voice and mother to a child with autism gives proactive tips on ways to make school transitions easier for both you and your child. Terri Matthews How to Plan a Great […]

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The Lifetime Benefits of Spending Time in the Garden with ASD

The Lifetime Benefits of Spending Time in the Garden with ASD http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/garden-benefits-autism/

Anyone who gardens knows how good it can make you feel. Whether you’re a bit tired, had a stressful day at work, an argument or are dealing with serious depression or heartbreaking loss, I’ve heard time and time again from people how powerfully healing gardening can be. It enables us to take time out from […]

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Top Ways to Interrupt the Meltdown Cycle

Top Ways to Interrupt the Meltdown Cycle https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-interrupt-meltdown-cycle

Meltdowns are often caused by sensory issues. The world is often too loud, too bright, too stinky, or too silent. Even if a meltdown is triggered by something else, adrenaline will heighten our senses more. This is a natural survival instinct, but people with autism go into survival mode more often. This leads to a […]

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Top 8 Things I Wish Schools Understood About Autism

Top 8 Things I Wish Schools Understood About Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/things-i-wish-school-understood-about-autism

No two children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are the same, nor do they have the same experiences. Just because one child with autism breaks a pen or tears up a workbook when he/she is anxious at school, doesn’t mean that every child on the spectrum reacts in the same way in an environment that […]

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Issue 69 – The Gift of Calm This Season

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Expert Advice On How To Manage Anxiety In Children With Autism A consultant psychiatrist with 20 years of clinical experience shares ways to ease your child’s anxiety and encourage stress management. Andrés Fonseca, MD, MSc, MRCPsych, FRSA Easy Ways To Create Some Calm For A […]

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