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It’s Time to Let My Amazing Teen with Autism Be Her Own Person

It's Time to Let My Amazing Teen with Autism Be Her Own Person https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-teen-autism-own-person/

I knew it was coming and I’m ashamed to say I honestly didn’t want her to go. Not because I thought she would have a less than stellar time, but because I knew she would be flying solo, dancing alone, placidly moving amongst her peers in a school gym minus the entanglements of awkward middle-school […]

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Better Understanding Hyperlexia and Comprehension in Autism

Better Understanding Hyperlexia and Comprehension in Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/better-understanding-hyperlexia-comprehension-autism/

Many parents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children are aware at some point that their child has a very accelerated splinter skill, a specific task that does not generalize to other tasks. For some parents, they may have noticed that their child is very advanced in art or music, and yet some highly advanced abilities […]

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Marshmallows…It’s What’s for Breakfast

Marshmallows…It's What's for Breakfast https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/marshmallows-its-whats-for-breakfast/

The other day a friend of mine was talking to me in detail about the entirely “non-processed and made from scratch” breakfast that she had prepared for her children. I nodded pleasantly, giving her kudos. She then went on to ask the question that I was dreading… “So, what did you feed your daughter today?” […]

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Poetry Corner: Shh to You And Shh to Me

Poetry Corner: Shh to You And Shh to Me https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/poetry-corner-shh-to-me/

As I walk down the street, the sound is unusual, and why it’s there, it is unclear. I hold my mother’s hand with fear. I need it to shush. The noise of the drill is loud and overwhelming. It’s too much for me, just like the neighbor’s dog, who sometimes is howling… Shh. I need […]

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Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life

Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/jack-my-son-my-life/

Expecting the expected, achieving gold— S. Roberts As every parent knows, choosing the right secondary school for his or her child is very challenging. I remember saying to my husband six years ago, “We need to get this right, because if Jack is happy in school, I am happy in work, and the family benefits […]

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Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives

Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/love-and-strength-of-women/

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” — Gail Tsukiyama For all of us, there are times in our lives when the spinning wheel of fortune lands on “bad things.”  We face tragedy, heartbreak, loss, rejection, […]

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Top 8 Things You Should Never Say To a Person With Autism

Top 8 Things You Should Never Say To a Person With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/things-not-to-say-with-autism/

My name is Leanne, I’m 24 years old, and have a very mild form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. Here are some things you should not say to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): 1. You don’t care about anybody but yourself Let me explain. Even though it may seem like people on the autism […]

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A Mom’s Loving Advice on Transitioning an ASD Child to Adulthood

A Mom's Loving Advice on Transitioning an ASD Child to Adulthood https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/moms-loving-advice-to-adulthood/

Mother’s Day, a universal tradition of marking the special relationship between a Mother and her children, has a poignancy which only those of us mothering our autistic son or daughter can appreciate. We Moms belong to a special community. It is a community of Mothers whose lives revolve around raising our autistic child to adulthood […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM Liza Krassner

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM Liza Krassner http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-at-autism-liza-krassner

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word “autism” to give readers insightful perspectives from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Liza Krassner who is the mother of a son with autism and serves on the Board […]

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