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Take the Time To Understand Us Kids With Autism

Take the Time To Understand Us Kids With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/time-to-understand-with-autism/

To me, a child with autism is a child who thinks differently. There are terms and labels used to categorize us, but I just say our brain works in a different way. Knowing that we are different is a good thing. It’s even better to accept it and know that it’s okay to be different. […]

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Halloween Doesn’t Have to be Scary for Special Needs Kids

Halloween Doesn't Have to be Scary for Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/halloween-doesnt-have-to-be-scary

Halloween is a holiday for children. Kids loves nothing more than dressing up in crazy costumes, running from door to door, and collecting candy to shove in their faces when the night is through. Well, not every kid loves those things. My son Lucas doesn’t. In fact, Halloween is full of some of his least […]

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Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism

Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistive-technology-autism/

Communication issues and autism For many children with autism, communication issues are one of the first telltale signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As autism covers a spectrum of challenges, children can present communication issues differently from one another. Some children might have a large vocabulary and learn to read at a young age but […]

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First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness

First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/first-responder-training-include-autism-awareness

Disability awareness training needed Since 2014, there has been an increased national awareness regarding how police interact with the public during arrests and emergency situations. The autism community is no exception. During search and rescue missions, crime scene investigation, medical emergencies, and human services investigations, the way in which police and other first responders serve […]

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Has My Child Reached Full Communicative Potential?

Has My Child Reached Full Communicative Potential? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/has-my-child-reach-full-communicative-potential

Although the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 requires assistive technology (including communication devices) be considered for every child with a disability during Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning, it seems as though there is a specific population that tends to be overlooked…the high school-aged child. While there is much evidence to support early […]

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Walking in His World While Helping Him Into Ours 

Walking in His World While Helping Him into Ours https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-mom-nonverbal-son-journey

Until he turned three, I felt like everything we were going through was just what kids went through. Then Damien stopped talking, made repetitive movements, and we noticed him doing different things with textures and sounds. We know now he has sensory problems, but I am not going to lie, I felt so lost during […]

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Regressive Autism – Why It Occurs

What is Regressive Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/what-is-regressive-autism

Has your talkative, engaged, and very energetic child suddenly become quiet and uninterested? Does your child exhibit new, unusual habits? If you answered yes, then, he/she may have what’s called regressive autism. Based on data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every 68 children in the US has autism, […]

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Important Ways Storytelling Can Benefit Kids with Autism

Important Ways Storytelling Can Benefit Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-storytelling-can-benefit-autism-kids

Storytelling is at the core of the human experience.  Personal stories are what ground us; they give us a sense of purpose and identity. Storytelling helps children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) master language skills, improve listening skills, increase attention span, develop curiosity and creativity, and better understand nonverbal communication.[1] Storytelling is both an inbred […]

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Helping Special Needs Children Communicate in an Emergency

Helping Special Needs Children Communicate in an Emergency http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-communicating-in-emergency/

Friendship can lead to some of the most amazing achievements. When Sharon Jalette of Farmingville, NY, was asked by a friend to create an identifying tag for her nonverbal child with autism to wear in the car in the event of an emergency, she jumped at the chance to help.  As the child of a […]

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