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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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A Loving Mother Shares: The Blessings of Autism

A Loving Mother Shares: The Blessings of Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/loving-mother-shares-the-blessings-of-autism

Blessings? Most people would not use that word when they think of autism. I probably wouldn’t have either until I had a child on the spectrum, but it is true. When my daughter was a toddler, I was always so impressed by how smart she was. She could line things up by colors and shapes […]

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The Radiant Smile That Changed Our Lives

The Radiant Smile That Changed Our Lives http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-radiant-smile-changed-our-lives/

Earlier this week, my husband Andy and I sat around the kitchen counter eating dinner delving into the details of our day as usual. Leo, enjoying a rare night off from therapy, switched focus between playing with his beloved Toy Story figures, and gathering his fill of tickles, and scratches from us when needed. We […]

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Living With Autism: The Long Journey to a Peaceful Heart

Living With Autism: The Long Journey to a Peaceful Heart http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/long-journey-peaceful-heart-autism/

Life is wonderful, then bam! You have been chosen—you have a special needs child. Now begins the whirlwind of emotions, pain, sorrow, heartache, fear, and the feeling of helplessness; each one serving as a necessary component in the long process of acceptance, healing and moving on. It’s amazing how you instantly feel you are all […]

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