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How to Talk About Death With ASD Children

How to Talk About Death With ASD Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/talk-about-death-with-asd/

It is a horrible place to be as a parent, believing you have done everything in your power to help your child through a difficult time, only to discover it wasn’t enough. I’m not certain when I recognized that I let my son down, but partway through his middle school years, it became obvious to […]

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How To Get The Social Skills Class Your Family Wants and Needs

How To Get The Social Skills Class Your Family Wants and Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/social-skills-wants-and-needs/

Seriously, what child really wants to sign up for social skills class? In my storied career, I’ve actually only heard one child bemoan, “But Mom, I really need social skills!” The rest of my clients have been coaxed, cajoled, and bribed into attending the initial session, generally to discover that the class wasn’t that harrowing, […]

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Achieving Great Success Beyond the Autism Diagnosis

Achieving Great Success Beyond the Autism Diagnosis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/achieving-great-success-beyond-autism/

Throughout most of his life, Gregory Chabolla had continuously proven that he could achieve far beyond the limits set by his diagnosis. It was back in 1998 when he was diagnosed with Pervasive Development Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Gregory was just three years old. And his mother, Michelle, was told her son would never be […]

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Why It’s Important to Embrace Autism Research

Why It’s Important to Embrace Autism Research https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/why-important-embrace-autism-research/

Research is very important for parents to understand—unfortunately, it isn’t something that a lot of families have time for or can easily access. It may seem that research exists in an ivory tower. I want to inspire you to embrace research. It helps inform the practitioners and teachers that work with your loved one on […]

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New Comic Book Character With Autism Inspires Kindness

New Comic Book Character With Autism Inspires Kindness https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/comic-character-autism-inspires-kindness/

Isolation and engagement are two things on my heart and mind.  I was a teacher for 25 years in a school that had a program for Autistic children.  The children enrolled in the program at a very young age.  One of the program’s goals was to thoughtfully integrate the Autistic children into the school’s academic […]

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How to Plan a Fantastic Summer Break for an ASD Child

How to Plan a Fantastic Summer Break for an ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/plan-fantastic-summer-break-asd/

Summer is full of memorable moments such as family vacations to the beach, day trips to the zoo, or going to a certified autism center theme park, such as Sesame Place. But as a mother of a child with autism, I’ve learned the season also involves careful and strategic planning, like any activity that is […]

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6 Simple Tips For Helping Someone With Autism Get Into a Routine

6 Simple Tips For Helping Someone With Autism Get Into a Routine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/simple-tips-helping-autism-routine/

Starting or getting into routines can be difficult for teens and young adults with autism and  learning differences. Here are six basic steps you can use to help someone on the spectrum establish normal routines. These steps can be used by anyone looking to either get back to a routine, start a new one, or […]

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Celebrating Differences: Taking the World by Storm

Celebrating Differences: Taking the World by Storm https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/celebrating-differences-taking-world-storm/

Robin Weisman will never forget the day her son Corey found out he has autism. “Do I have Asperger’s syndrome?” he asked Weisman. “What makes you think that?”she asked gently. He points to a book on the counter entitled, Out-of-Sync Child. “Is that for me? Because I am a little out of sync.” How does […]

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An Exclusive Talk With Temple Grandin on the Benefits of ASD Conferences

An Exclusive Talk With Temple Grandin on the Benefits of ASD Conferences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-talk-with-temple-grandin/

Over the past few decades, Dr. Temple Grandin has become a respected speaker, author, and prominent advocate for autistic populations. Diagnosed with autism at the age of two and nonverbal until she was four years old, Grandin’s childhood was enriched by one-on-one speech therapy and the extra assistance of a caregiver. With a degree in […]

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What Role Can Faith Play in Your Autism Journey?

What Role Can Faith Play in Your Autism Journey? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/faith-in-your-autism-journey/

Have you ever wondered what role faith plays in your autism journey? As a Christian, I can only speak from that perspective, but I am aware that other faiths may have insights on this topic as well. Our faith in God gives us hope in what otherwise would seem like a hopeless situation. Faith gives […]

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