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Mindfulness: How It Can Help Your Stressed Child With ASD

Many children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) suffer from anxiety and stress.  Research suggests nearly 55% of all children with ASD are actually living with a comorbid anxiety disorder (De Bruin et al, 2006).  One intervention that has garnered a lot of evidence to support its use in helping individuals with anxiety is […]

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HELP: I Need to Know How to Encourage Mindfulness in My Child

HELP: I Need to Know How to Encourage Mindfulness in My Child http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/i-need-to-know-how-to-encourage-mindfulness-in-my-child

How can I encourage mindfulness in my autistic son? People with autism may often appear unaware, aloof or trapped in their own worlds. Teaching them to be present and aware of themselves and their surroundings can be challenging because, for so many of our kiddos on the spectrum, this can be very overwhelming.  Oftentimes, those […]

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Using Mindfulness to Conquer Parental Stress Now


As the parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), life may be filled with emotional ups and downs. Periods of calm can abruptly shift to episodes of intensely challenging behavior that disrupt family equilibrium. Likewise, deeply difficult days can soften to reveal moments of great joy. The chaos of parenting a child with […]

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