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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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Improving the Future for Young People with Autism

Improving the Future for Young People with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/improving-the-future-for-young-people-with-autism

Almost all parents, including those who are actively involved in their child’s special education plan, feel unprepared to navigate the transition from high school to adult life. This article highlights important findings about outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from several new studies.  (Warning: You may not like what you read). The discussion […]

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Survey Says Autistic Kids are Made to Feel Isolated by Exclusion

Survey Says Autistic Kids are Made to Feel Isolated by Exclusion https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-kids-feel-isolated-exclusion

Recently, many parents have contacted me via my charity website or via social media sharing they are struggling to find and access out-of-school clubs or groups (such as performing arts, sport, etc.), and sadly, they have been turned away due to their child’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. I wanted to see how widespread across […]

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Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In the New Year? The father of a young, nonverbal boy compassionately reviews the true value of new year’s resolutions. James Guttman Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life A speech-language pathologist, parent […]

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Signs of Autism? Don’t Be Scared of the A-Word

Signs of Autism? Don’t Be Scared of the A-Word https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-signs-dont-be-scared

Your 2-year-old son has tantrums all the time. Just moving his favorite chair can trigger a meltdown. He grunts and points when he wants something. He rarely looks you in the eye and often doesn’t respond to his name. Family and friends are reassuring. “Kids develop at different paces.” “He’s just quiet.” “My co-worker’s child […]

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Raising a Creative Genius on the Autism Spectrum

Raising a Creative Genius on the Autism Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/raising-creative-genius-child

My son, Colin, blows me away every day.  He is 28 years old and was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at a young age—back when the relatively unknown syndrome was still stuck in a cul-de-sac of uncertainty.  Now, Asperger’s syndrome is everywhere—in mainstream TV, movies, comic books, and scores of blogs and websites. We spent Colin’s […]

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