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Exciting Ways Sound and Music Can Help Your Child’s Development

Exciting Ways Sound and Music Can Help Your Child's Development sound-music-for-childs-development

Autism is a wide, all-encompassing term that covers a variety of conditions, most of which include a difficulty in connecting with others through communication and relationship skills.  First diagnosed in 1943 by the pioneering psychiatrist Leo Kanner, autism has been studied for over half a century, with researchers continuously discovering new methods to help care […]

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5 Steps to Acquiring and Improving Communication Skills for Life

5 Steps to Acquiring and Improving Communication Skills for Life

Molly was diagnosed with autism at age two. She was quiet—almost non-verbal—and did not play with other children. To communicate, she led her parents to what she wanted or needed. Molly also had severe tantrums and trouble maintaining a regular sleep pattern. She did not appear to be a typical two-year-old.  She seldom smiled or […]

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What Are You Going To Do When Something Big Happens? Coping with the Diagnosis and Beyond

What Are You Going To Do When Something Big Happens? Coping with the Diagnosis and Beyond

In November 2013, I attended a parent-teacher conference for my three-year old son, and I left with an overwhelming feeling of thankfulness (I guess it is fitting, considering Thanksgiving was two weeks away).  One of the teachers made a comment to me about acceptance and that I am one of the few parents who are […]

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Issue 57 – Conquering A New Year

Autism Parenting Magazine - Issue 57

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Let’s Hear It For This Year’s Special Contributors A special recognition for our Top 15 Contributors for 2016 who have helped make Autism Parenting Magazine an award-winning magazine. Amy KD Tobik The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism A leading attorney and autism/children’s rights advocate […]

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Levels

Levels - Living and Fulfilling Life with Autism

A blur of colors, lights, and sounds People moving People who might try to interact with me Even though doing so would be as strange as interacting with an alien Level 3 That building stress inside me as I try to press through and do Life Cackling voices, high and low, blending together, deafening A […]

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The Important Difference Between Conversation and Communication with Autism

The Important Difference Between Conversation and Communication with Autism

  It is amazing to watch the interaction between these two young, fun-loving adults.  Both are geniuses in their own way.  One is an artist. The other, a computer whiz.  And they both share a fantastic camaraderie.  They have a special connection and enjoy spending time with each other. They’re both blessed with a sense […]

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Man with Autism Inspires Others With his Unique Bottles of Hope

Man with Autism Inspires Others With his Unique Bottles of Hope

We want to introduce you to Matthew de la Tour, a 33-year-old man who has overcome many obstacles in his life. Non verbal as a child with many social anxieties, Matthew is now considered high functioning.  Determined to thrive and grow, Matthew spends his time creating his own, special artwork to express himself. Growing up […]

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